BY MAVISA NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
“HAVING Correctional Service officers being imparted with academic skills and knowledge will help them achieve mandated policies of the country”.
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Karen Qalokale said this at the graduation ceremony of CSSI officers yesterday.
Qalokale said in order to fully realise the fruition of important government policies, necessary skills and knowledge need to be attained by correctional officers.
She said under the Ministry’s policies, CSSI has been assigned with two strategies.
“These are to strengthen and support the operational and cooperate functions of CSSI to ensure that there is effective and efficient provision of Correctional Services. The second policy is on the rehabilitation and re-integration of prisoners and the review of the corrections development program”, Qalokale said.
She said with the Diploma of Correctional programme and various other professional trainings it is timely and relevant in equipping the correctional officers in terms of delivering the required services and activities.