September 5, 2019
An information session will be held in Cherbourg next week for residents interested in becoming community safety officers in the town.
An eight-week training and work experience program will begin on September 30.
Participants who successfully complete the training and work experience program will qualify for a Certificate III in Security Operations and will receive guaranteed employment at the end of the program.
The Cherbourg Security and Traffic Management project is running in conjunction with the Cherbourg community wi-fi and CCTV project.
In February, Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien announced a $987,000 grant to install 54 CCTV cameras at strategic locations throughout Cherbourg.
The money came from Round 3 of the Federal Government’s $30 million Safer Communities Fund, created from the proceeds of crime.
As part of the initiative, Kingaroy Security – which is installing the cameras – is also organising the security training for local residents.
The information session will be held at the Sports Complex in Collins Street, Cherbourg, from 10:00am next Wednesday (September 11).
Trainees will needs to have a great attitude, good reading and writing skills, the ability to pass a national police check and be available to attend up to four days a week on-the-job training.