Corrections Officer Bryce Wright was honoured for his outstanding achievements at a Department of Corrections Initial Training Course graduation yesterday.
“The award acknowledges Bryce’s leadership qualities, professionalism and his outstanding contributions made towards fellow students and to the success of the course,” says General Manager Prison Services Harry Hawthorn.
“Not only has he achieved excellent test results throughout the ITC course but he has helped and supported his fellow classmates at every opportunity. Bryce Wright was one of 20 Corrections Officers to graduate yesterday and only the third recipient of the Minister’s Excellence award.
"Corrections Officers play an extremely important part in our society. They are dedicated to keeping the public safe from some of our most dangerous and difficult people.
“Bryce’s commitment to becoming a Corrections Officer was such that he left his new wife the day after their wedding to return for the second week of training. The Department is very thankful that he and other Corrections staff have this level of understanding and support from their families.”
The work of Corrections Officers in making our communities safer is often under-recognised so the Minister’s Award is important to acknowledge not just the hard work of those receiving it, but the contribution of all Corrections Officers says Mr Hawthorn.
Note to reporter:
Bryce Wright starts as a Corrections Officer at Waikeria Prison on Monday
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