Commissioner podcast: the critical role of QCS officers in DFV prevention

[Transcript:] May 1 marks the start of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in Queensland. Domestic and family violence is obviously a significant issue that we deal with on a range of levels at Queensland Corrective Services. There's a clear nexus between domestic and family violence and the...

QCS pays tribute to officers who have served their country

Lest we forget. This ANZAC Day we acknowledge all of our officers who have, or continue to serve their country, and now serve to keep our community safe. Thank you. Special thanks to Deputy Commissioner Community Corrections and Specialist Operations, Paul Stewart and our officers who have...

Email and EFT transfers introduced into Queensland prisons

  Prisoners across Queensland can now receive email from friends and family, and electronic funds transferred into their accounts, fulfilling a significant recommendation of Taskforce Flaxton. Email increases the security of prisons by reducing the opportunity for the introduction of contraband through physical mail and provides...

Meet our new Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations, Gary McCahon

The recruitment process for QCS’s newest Deputy Commissioner, Custodial Operations has been finalised this week with the appointment of Mr Gary McCahon. Deputy Commissioner McCahon will commence in the position in June, but is not new to QCS, starting his career in corrections with humble beginnings...

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended

  A custodial corrections officer at Lotus Glen Correction Centre was suspended from duty on 8 April, as a result of an ongoing investigation of allegations relating to conduct in a private capacity. The allegations related to drug related matters. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective...

Wolston Correctional Centre reverts to Level 3 Restrictions

On Friday March 27, I announced the Stage 4 lockdown of Wolston Correctional Centre on the advice of Queensland Health and the Chief Health Officer following an officer testing positive for COVID-19. This lockdown enabled Queensland Health time to do contract tracing on the officer, and...

Queensland prisons lock down against COVID-19

The COVID-19 response is a rapidly evolving environment, and in accordance with advice from Queensland Health and the Chief Health Officer, and with their support I will be further restricting access to Correctional Centres in Queensland. I have made the decision that the time...

Officer assaulted at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm that a custodial correctional officer received a neck injury as a result of an interaction with a prisoner yesterday at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre. The officer was unlocking a cell yesterday morning when the prisoner assaulted the officer....

Largest ever graduation boosts Capricornia Correctional Centre

The first Queensland Corrective Services graduation of the year saw a record 37 new officers joining the ranks at Capricornia Correctional Centre on Friday. It was the largest ever graduation of Custodial Correctional Officers in Rockhampton. Deputy Commissioner Koulouris congratulated the graduates on successfully completing the entry...

Principal consultant appointed to new prison

The first new prison to be built in Queensland since 2012 is a significant step closer with the appointment of Guymer Bailey Architects as principal consultant for Southern Queensland Correctional Centre Phase 2 expansion. The $618.8 million Phase 2 Expansion of SQCC, near Gatton, will deliver...

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