Corrections staff, family and friends gathered today to celebrate the long service and good conduct of prison staff from Rolleston, Christchurch Men’s and Christchurch Women’s Prisons.
Forty custodial and non-custodial staff were recognised for 14, 21, 28 and 35 years of continuous service to the Department.
Today’s recipients included Corrections Officers, Unit Managers, a Corrections Inmate Employment Manager and an Administrator.
Southern Assistant Regional Manager Ian Bourke believes these awards are extremely important in acknowledging prison staff’s hard work.
“I’d like to congratulate today’s Long Service Award recipients, their efforts and dedication is essential in keeping our community safe,” he says.
“Long serving staff are important in an organisation like ours. Their experience is invaluable in dealing with the many challenges prisoners can pose and in helping new staff adjust to a working environment that is like no other.
“The hard work that Corrections’ staff do is often hidden from the public by a prison’s walls. But their efforts ensure a secure and humane environment for offenders while also providing them with training and support to reduce re-offending.
“Working for Corrections can be a very demanding job, our staff are often working in what can be a volatile environment.
“Despite this our staff also find their work extremely rewarding. No two days are the same working in a prison, our staff have a real passion for their work.”
Ian says staff continually demonstrate Corrections’ core PRIDE values – Professionalism, Responsiveness, Integrity, Diversity and Effectiveness.
“The strength of any organisation lies in its people, I want to recognise recipients and congratulate them again on their hard work.”
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