Recruits start corrections officer training course
A career as a corrections officer can be challenging yet rewarding, the Minister of National Security said as he voiced support for the latest recruits to the sector.
Michael Weeks made the remarks after nine people started an introductory training programme.
A statement from the Government said: “This comprehensive 12-week curriculum encompasses all the essential elements necessary for their success and competency in their future roles.”
Members of the cohort hope to join the ranks of full-time corrections officers.
Mr Weeks said: “We are proud to support the training and development of our new recruits, and we are confident that they will make a valuable contribution to the Department of Corrections.
He added: “We understand the challenges that come with the job of a corrections officer and I support the training and development of our new recruits.
“A career as a corrections officer is a great option for Bermudians who are looking for a challenging but rewarding career that can lead to professional development and community appreciation.”
The course includes instruction on pertinent legislation, such as the Prison Act 1970 and the Criminal Code Amendment Act 2001, along with other legal statutes.
Keeva Joell-Benjamin, the Commissioner of Corrections, said: “We are glad to welcome these new recruits to our team.
“We continue to be focused on providing the highest quality of training to our future officers.
“We are confident that they will be well prepared to serve the community and maintain public safety.”
The Department of Corrections plans to hold another recruitment drive soon.