Capricornia Correctional Centre Delta Unit competes for QCS Top Dog title
2020 has been a dog of a year, so Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) launched QCS Top Dog – a five-part series on social media that showcases the agency’s Delta Units.
The series, which began with episode one last week (26 November), showcases the skills and training used by the prison dog squads to keep prisons secure and officers safer.
A call was put out earlier this year to all Delta Units across Queensland to submit videos in four categories: obedience, agility, room searching and freestyle.
The submissions will be judged by an expert panel comprising of Commissioner Peter Martin APM, Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations and previous dog handler, Gary McCahon, and Statewide Development and Standards, Dog Squad Alan Swann.
Capricornia Correctional Centre (CCC) is represented by two officers and dogs, Brad with General Purpose (GP) Dog Axel and Dennis with GP Dog Ox.
Brad and Axel
General Manager, A/g Chief Superintendent Alexis Livingstone said the Delta Unit at CCC were a very experienced team which provided essential dynamic security to the centre.
“All our handlers and dogs are extremely well trained and they work hard every day to ensure the safety and security of the centre,” A/g Chief Supt. Livingstone said.
“I already know that our Delta Unit is the best in the State, so I have no hesitation in predicting that the QCS Top Dog trophy will be delivered to Rockhampton where it belongs.”
You can view the first episode and follow the competition by visiting the QCS Facebook page.
As part of the $241 million expansion of the Capricornia Correctional Centre, we are currently looking for everyday Queenslanders from all walks of life to join us on the front line of public safety.
For more information about joining QCS, visit corrections.qld.gov.au/careers