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Correctional Services Department launches Assistant Officer II recruitment exercise

     The Correctional Services Department (CSD) has launched a new round of its recruitment exercise to recruit around 240 Assistant Officers II, the Acting Principal of the CSD Staff Training Institute, Mr Tsang Chun-wa, said today (July 17). The deadline for application is July 30.

     Candidates are required to undergo a physical fitness test, a group interview, an aptitude test, a Basic Law test and a final interview.

     Mr Tsang said the theme of the recruitment drive this year is "Shared Mission, Unrivalled Challenges". A correctional officer has three specific roles, namely serving as a guardian of society, a rehabilitation facilitator and a community educator. To achieve these tasks, correctional officers help persons in custody to rehabilitate and seek public engagement and support for rehabilitated persons in order to minimise their risk of re-offending. As a result, the stability and prosperity of the community can be greatly enhanced.

     New recruits will undergo 23 weeks of residential training in the Staff Training Institute. The recruit training programme covers the laws of Hong Kong and academic subjects, such as sociology, counselling and psychology. It also covers scenario training, foot drills, physical fitness training, self-defence, weapons training, first-aid training, helicopter training and emergency response training.

     Mr Tsang pointed out that to cope with different scenarios in real life, Tai Chi Safe Defensive Techniques have been introduced to tactical training. By using defensive and minimum force techniques that are simple and easy to apply, correctional officers can handle attacks more effectively.

     To meet daily operational needs, scenario training and mock exercises are provided for new recruits so they can learn how to operate various types of security equipment and respond to emergency situations, he added.

     Mr Tsang said experience shows that many candidates cannot pass the physical fitness test. Therefore, he suggested that applicants should enhance their physical fitness through training and refer to the video clips on the demonstration of the physical fitness test items in the CSD's website (www.csd.gov.hk). In addition, applicants should pay more attention to current affairs, especially those related to the department, and good communication and analytical skills are also essential.

     Further information about the entry requirements and other details of the post of Assistant Officer II will be made available on the CSD's website today.

Ends/Friday, July 17, 2015
Issued at HKT 14:54

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) has launched a new round of its recruitment exercise to recruit around 240 Assistant Officers II, the Acting Principal of the CSD Staff Training Institute, Mr Tsang Chun-wa, said today (July 17).

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) has launched a new round of its recruitment exercise to recruit around 240 Assistant Officers II, the Acting Principal of the CSD Staff Training Institute, Mr Tsang Chun-wa, said today (July 17).

Tai Chi Safe Defensive Techniques have been introduced to tactical training. By using defensive and minimum force techniques that are simple and easy to apply, correctional officers can handle attacks more effectively.

Tai Chi Safe Defensive Techniques have been introduced to tactical training. By using defensive and minimum force techniques that are simple and easy to apply, correctional officers can handle attacks more effectively.

Correctional officers demonstrate how to save a person in custody attempting suicide by hanging at a cell.

Correctional officers demonstrate how to save a person in custody attempting suicide by hanging at a cell.

Applicants are required to undergo a physical fitness test.

Applicants are required to undergo a physical fitness test.