Correctional officer resume

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Bronson McQueen

25 Pleasance St
Darwin NT 0800
T: (09) 4873 5642
M: 0477 082 311
E: [email protected]

Career Summary/Overview

I am a professional and qualified correctional officer with four years experience in a corrections facility. A fair but firm keeper of the peace, I work well in maximum-security prison environments. It is my hope to secure employment in a corrections facility where I can continue to maintain order and help inmates rehabilitate.


Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Online via OUA
Griffith University
Graduated: 2012
Certificate III in Correctional Practice
Perth, WA
Graduated: 2008
Higher School Certificate
Perth, WA
West Country High School NSW
Graduated: 2005

Work Experience

Novermber 2008 – Present
Correctional Officer, Cullen Bay Correctional Centre
Darwin, NT


  • Oversee daily operations and schedules of the facility
  • Monitor the integrity of perimeter, locks, ventilation, etc
  • Monitor centre CCTV
  • Investigate perimeter disturbances
  • Contact police or emergency services when necessary
  • Write nightly reports on activities
  • Oversee various rehabilitation programs and work activities
  • Escort prisoners to, from and within the facility
  • Defuse volatile situations
  • Restrain, contain and control inmates where necessary


  • Defused over 50 volatile situations through use of both force and communication
  • Gained respect of inmates and co-workers alike
  • Awarded 2010 Labor Omnia Vincit award for dual management of prisoner electronics work training program
October 2006 – November 2008
Protective Services Officer, Perthrail
Perth, WA


  • Monitored rail network and addressed incidents of anti-social behaviour, alcohol and drug related offences, weapon offences and vandalism
  • Contacted police or emergency services where necessary
  • Maintained safety of passengers, pedestrians and drivers


  • Received Outstanding Service Award from the Transport Minister under Operation Railroad
  • Logged over 200 criminal incident reports over my two years – the highest in Perthrail history
  • Honed my communication and diplomacy skills

Other qualifications

  • Current first aid certificate
  • National Police Certificate
  • Driver’s licence, class C

Personal Interests

My interests include gym training, AFL, squash, 4WDriving.


Doug Focault
Corrections NT
T: (08) 9990 0009
E: [email protected]
Ty Khetman
Operations Manager, Perthrail
T: (08) 6366 4429
E: [email protected]
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