Today 25 staff from the Department of Corrections in Hawke's Bay were recognised with long service awards. The event recognised custodial and non-custodial staff from the Prison, Community Probation Service (CPS) and Corrections Inmate Employment (CIE) who have given 7, 14, 21, 28 and 35 years of service.
“Corrections staff play an important role in making our communities safer by ensuring offenders are complying with their sentences and reducing re-offending through rehabilitation. It can often be a demanding role requiring immense dedication, therefore recognising staff long service is so important,” says Prison Manager George Massingham.
“To have a number of staff who have been with the Department for these numbers of years is extraordinary and I am delighted to be part of recognising that dedication and the support of their families.
“Having staff stay with us for this amount of time means we are retaining invaluable organisational knowledge and experience and that needs to be acknowledged. I thank each and every one of today’s recipients for the work they do and also for the advice and guidance they provide to the staff we have joining the Department. Corrections offers a variety of rewarding careers it is great to see that demonstrated first hand through the staff we are honoring today.”
The award ceremony was held in Hastings and attended by Corrections staff, family and friends of the recipients, MP Hon Parekura Horomia, Napier MP Chris Tremain and Tukituki MP Craig Foss.
The awards are issued under authority delegated by Her Majesty the Queen, under Royal Warrant. The New Zealand Prison Service medal is granted for long service to Custodial Staff. In 2005 it was decided to also recognise non-custodial long serving staff with Departmental badges.
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