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Publication date: Friday, 8 April 2016
Corrective Services NSW welcomes 22 new correctional officers who were sworn in at South Coast Correctional Centre today.
Twelve officers from the group will soon start duty at the facility, while others will work across Sydney and at Cessnock and Kariong correctional centres.
The officers spent nine intensive weeks training at South Coast Correctional Centre.
Assistant Commissioner Kevin Corcoran and local member for the South Coast Shelley Hancock attended today's ceremony, which also included senior staff who have dedicated more than 20 years to CSNSW receiving their service medals.
Mr Corcoran praised the trainers who shared their experience and expertise with the recruits. "You have closely supervised and guided our new recruits. It is important to hand down wisdom from one generation to the next," he said. "Your journey of working in the correctional environment has begun. While at times it will be challenging, it is also very rewarding."