Minister Welcomes 18 New Correctional Officers To Tasmanian Prison Service

Minister Welcomes 18 New Correctional Officers To Tasmanian Prison Service

Tasmania Minister for Justice Elise Archer

More Correctional Officers For The TPS

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Justice Elise Archer has officially welcomed 18 new Correctional Officers to the Tasmanian Prison Service (TPS) following the successful completion of 13 weeks rigorous training.

“New recruits join a dedicated, skilled and professional workforce that contributes to a safer community.” Minister Archer said.

“Today’s graduation brings the total number of new Correctional Officers employed since May last year to 55, which confirms the Hodgman Government’s commitment to reinvesting in frontline services and keeping Tasmanians safe.”

Even better, an additional 26 recruits will begin training in early February next year that will further boost the number of Correctional Officers employed by the TPS.

In the last two State Budgets we have also funded an additional 61 new beds that are due to come online in mid-2018.

“This commitment to the TPS is a far cry from Labor’s approach who did not promise 1 additional Correctional Officer in their alternative budget and whose soft-on-crime policies would see serious criminals roaming the streets instead of in prison.”

“Additional 26 new recruits will commence work as Correctional Officers in May 2018 and I wish both them and today’s graduates all the best for a rewarding career in the TPS.” Minister Archer said.