Australia Day Honours for QCS officers

Congratulation to three Queensland Corrective Services officers who were recognised in the Australia Day Honours, receiving the Australian Corrections Medal.

Assistant Commissioner Eloise Hamlett, Superintendent Rhiannon Porter and Custodial Supervisor Shane Allwood were named in the honours list for distinguished service by an operational member of an Australian state or territory corrections service for adults.

Assistant Commissioner Eloise Hamlett has provided 22 years of distinguished service across all divisions within QCS after starting her career as a psychologist at Borallon Correctional Centre.

She is particularly passionate about improving responses to First Nations people, who are overrepresented in the criminal justice system, actively contributing to strategies that increase the percentage of First Nations staffing, particularly for the northern and far northern regions.

Superintendent Rhiannon Porter has significantly contributed to community safety in Queensland. She is ethical, professional, hard-working, and consistently supportive of the professional development and growth of others around her.

Commencing at the frontline of Community Corrections in 2008, Ms Porter truly defines an operational leader who has contributed significantly to the corrections environment.

Her latest success has been developing and implementing leading-edge methodologies enabling the optimisation and modernisation of frontline services.

This work is ground-breaking, and the first of its kind in Australia.

Custodial Supervisor Shane Allwood has served more than 19 years within Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) with an absolute dedication to duty, community safety and offender rehabilitation.
CS Allwood commenced his career as a Custodial Correctional Officer before progressing to a Correctional Supervisor. He has devoted his career to the safety and security of staff and prisoners within the Maryborough Correctional Centre.
His present role involves managing high risk portfolios including breaches of discipline, safety orders, the high-risk register and portfolio, including prisoners of concern.
He is exemplary in impartial decision making and is continuously relied upon for advice from other Correctional Supervisors and Custodial Correctional Officers.

QCS Commissioner Paul Stewart APM congratulated the officers for their service and commitment to the public safety agency.