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...

Officer injured at Woodford Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a Custodial Correctional Officer was injured during an incident with a prisoner at Woodford Correctional Centre earlier this week. An officer approached a prisoner who was engaging in offensive behaviour in one of the centres secure units. As the officer challenged...

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...

Warwick Work Camp chips in baked treats for fire survivors

Women from the Warwick Work Camp have pitched in to cook up sweet treats for the people affected by the fires in surrounding regions. The women joined volunteers from the Warwick Show Society to bake biscuits, cakes and slices as part of “Baked Relief”, which distributes...

Update- Officers injured – Townsville Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that two prisoners whom allegedly assaulted two officers in October at the Townsville Correctional Centre have been charged by police. Detectives from the Corrective Services Investigation Unit have concluded investigations into the alleged assault of two Correctional Officers at Townsville Correctional...

Message from the Commissioner – Appointment of Deputy Commissioners

I am pleased to announce that we have secured three outstanding officers to take up three new Deputy Commissioner positions and help drive the development and growth of Queensland Corrective Services. All three have extensive and broad ranging experience which will help us achieve our goal...

John-Sullivan

John Sullivan

  “After 29 years in corrections, you could say I’m a workaholic. I love the challenge of working in QCS, and coming to this job is a challenge every day,” says Wolston Custodial Correctional Officer, John Sullivan. “I originally worked as an officer at the Boggo Road...

QCS says thanks fur everything to graduating pups

A ceremony was held in Maryborough Correctional Centre today to celebrate the graduation of Tango and Tarzan, the latest pups to complete the Smart Pups program. Prisoners help with training the assistance dogs as part of the program. The dogs will eventually be paired with children...

High security prisons locked down after drone incursion

Four of Queensland’s High Security prisons were placed in lockdown yesterday evening after a number of drones were flown over their perimeters. Brisbane Correctional Centre, Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre, Wolston Correctional Centre and Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre were all locked down after the incursion on Sunday...

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