DCS Welcomes New Correctional and Probation Aftercare Officers

Published: Monday, April 15, 2019

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) Welcomes 167 new Correctional Officers and Probation Aftercare Officers. The Department of Correctional Services conducted its 77th Intake of Correctional Officers and Probation Aftercare Officers Batch 1901 Graduation Ceremony on Friday April 12, 2019 at the Carl Rattray Staff College in Runaway St. Ann under the theme: One Service -One Vision.

The new recruits consisted of 144 Correctional Officers and 23 Probation Aftercare Officers. The graduation ceremony marked a very historic move for the DCS as the first joint training of Correctional Officers and Probation Aftercare Officers. The graduants are also the first set of recruits to be polygraphed as part of their entry requirements.

Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security the Honourable Rudyard Spencer encouraged the new recruits to be upstanding officers in the Department of Correctional Services " I want to congratulate each of the graduants here, on your graduation day and I am proud of you. I know it took a lot of hard work to reach your goals but I hope you feel great about what you have accomplished today. I encourage you to be the upstanding officers who will show up day in day out to transform lives. I am confident that you will utilize the skills garnered through this training, to aid in the successful reintegration of offenders" he stated. The Department of Correctional Services welcomes all our new recruits.