International Human Rights Day – a focus on decision making

  https://youtu.be/ABndggTk7ds At QCS, people are our business. We are committed to the safety of our communities through the humane containment of prisoners, and through the supervision and rehabilitation of offenders. While human rights have always been a significant consideration for QCS, the introduction of Queensland’s historic Human...

Community safety lifts with graduation of North Queensland officers

Townsville has welcomed 17 new custodial correctional officers to join the front line of public safety following a graduation last week. The officers will start their service at the Townsville Correctional Complex (TCC) and confirmed their commitment to help keep their community safe by the humane...

QCS-trained drug detection dogs bound for duty in Fiji

Two Fiji Corrections Service officers and their dogs graduated from the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Passive Alert Drug Detection (PADD) Dog Program last week. Acting QCS Commissioner James Koulouris congratulated the handlers and their dogs, Trooper, a Springer Spaniel, and Richie, a Labrador, on completing the...

End-to-End Case Management improving outcomes for offenders

Delivering community safety is QCS’ purpose and we work diligently and passionately to ensure that individuals who come in contact with the correctional system are less likely to return to crime. We do this by maximising the chances for offenders to rehabilitate, reintegrate and lead...

First building complete in $241M expansion of Capricornia

The first building of the Capricornia Correctional Centre expansion was officially opened yesterday in Rockhampton by Deputy Commissioner Organisational Capability, James Koulouris and Corrective Services Minister Mark Ryan MP. The X8 block is a services building that is part of the ongoing Capricornia Correctional Centre expansion...

Sondra Lena police vessel commissioning

Commissioner Peter Martin APM, Deputy Commissioner Paul Stewart APM and Assistant Commissioner Samantha Newman attended the commissioning of a new police vessel named in honour of the late Constable Sondra Lena at Lytton this morning. The Lena family has many ties to Queensland Corrective Services. Sondra Lena...

New correctional officers help keep Queensland communities safe

Queensland Corrective Services welcomed 26 new custodial correctional officers at a graduation ceremony on Wednesday. Commissioner Peter Martin APM congratulated the 26 graduates of the Custodial Officer Entry Level Program (COEP) as they were sworn into their vital role in ensuring public safety across Queensland. He also...

QCS joins public safety partners at Brisbane Pride March

Recently, I had the pleasure of launching Corrections 2030, a 10 year strategic roadmap for the future of Queensland Corrective Services. Corrections 2030 identifies five key principles which should guide our day-to-day work. They are safety, excellence, empowerment, accountability and respect. I believe Queensland Corrective Services’ commitment...

38 new corrections officers keeping Queensland community safe

Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner, Peter Martin APM and the Commissioner of Corrective Services of the Solomon Islands, Gabriel Manelusi welcomed 18 new custodial correctional officers at a ceremony at Wacol last week (29 August). The Commissioners also celebrated 20 community corrections officers’ completion of the Practitioner...

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