Bunbury prison staff awarded for 30yrs of service
Officers at Bunbury Regional Prison have been recognised for their long-standing service.
Greg Little, Nigel Down, Karl Knight, Roslyn Maroochi, Nigel Iveson and Kim Brown were among the many officers to received Department of Corrective Services long service awards at a special ceremony on Friday.
Bunbury Regional Prison superintendent Kerri Bishop said the awards acknowledged the workers’ dedication to the department.
“We have a very dedicated workforce with staff that are always committed to the prison and as such stay here,” Ms Bishop said. “Our staff really appreciate the jail, the lifestyle that comes with working here and what the department has to offer.
These awards really say something about the staff as individuals and their commitment to our department and I could not be prouder of them.
Both receiving their 30-year service awards, Nigel Iveson and Kim Brown said the camaraderie among workers was the best part of their job.
“The working conditions here are really good and some days everything works really well and I think that is what keeps us coming back,” Ms Brown said.
“It is such a challenging job and you have to support each other inside and outside of the workplace, but the challenges are also the best part of the job,” Mr Iveson said.
Being part of something big and knowing that while we might not be able to change all prisoners lives, we have definitely changed a reasonable amount, makes us feel pretty good.
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