The National, Tuesday, May 24, 2011
A CAREER in the Correctional Services is a noble calling that requires specialised training in security and human behaviour, deputy commissioner corporate services Dominic Tomar says.
Addressing new recruits at the launch of the Correctional Services casual warders recruit training in Buka, Bougainville, last Thursday, Tomar said it was not a career for the weak and faint-hearted.
He said prison warders must be strong and committed.
He advised the 25 participants who will be trained on the roles and responsibilities of a warder over the next three weeks that the work of a correctional officer demanded loyalty to authority.
The casual warders pass out from training on June 10 and will be attached with the Bekut Correctional Facility on Buka Island.
“This is the life and mission you are called to. You have been selected from among many other candidates. Your selection is not a right. It is a privilege,” he said.
“With it comes the heavy responsibility to securely and humanely contain detainees and help in their rehabilitation and reintegration into their communities as law-abiding citizens.
“Consider it an honour to serve Bougainville and PNG in such a manner,” Tomar said.