A number of staff from Christchurch Men’s Prison, including a corrections officer on his first day on the job, were the first people on the scene of an accident on West Coast Rd last week.
Approximately five staff members rushed to the scene of the accident where two cars had collided. They monitored the health of the people involved, advised their families, directed traffic and called emergency services.
“Our staff showed their professionalism and expertise in helping to manage this accident,” says Christchurch Men’s Prison Manager John Roper.
“It was great to see our staff showing their dedication and common sense, which are key aspects of the role of a corrections officer.
“A prison as large as ours needs positive team players to run effectively, it is excellent to see our newest staff member showing these qualities immediately.
“The skills and talents of our staff are hidden behind the prison’s walls more often than not. I know that staff around the site were very proud to see their colleagues get out and help the community like this.
"Improving public safety is our core focus, we train to deal with difficult situations regularly but something like this isn’t usually part of the job description! I’d like to congratulate our staff for their efforts.”
The Department is always looking for new corrections officers across the country. If you feel you have the skills and dedication to take up the challenging and varied career of a corrections officer please see our website www.corrections.govt.nz for more information.
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