Corrections Dog Carrie noses out $48,000 drug haul

Excellent sniffing by Passive Alert Drug Detection dog Carrie led to drugs worth an estimated $48,000 being seized from a woman intending to visit Townsville Correctional Complex (TCC) last month. Carrie and her handler were taking part in a joint weekend operation by Queensland Corrective Services...

COVID-19 restrictions eased

Following advice from Queensland Health, we are we now able to relax restrictions at Woodford Correctional Centre, Wolston Correctional Centre, Borallon Training and Correctional Centre; and Escort and Security Branch (Escorts) effective today (4 September). These Centres will revert to Stage 3 restrictions. There are a small...

Update: disturbances at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Commissioner Peter Martin APM has acknowledged the remarkable actions of Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) officers for the professional way they responded to ongoing disturbances at the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre (AGCC) over the past 24 hours. A number of disturbances occurred at AGCC yesterday afternoon and...

Disturbance, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Officers from Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre have been praised for their professionalism and resilience in dealing with a complex situation at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre overnight. Yesterday morning, a fire started in a cell at the centre that officers were able to extinguish and 5 prisoners...

Officer injured, Brisbane Correctional Centre

A custodial correctional officer is receiving medical treatment following an incident with a prisoner at Brisbane Correctional Centre this afternoon. The officer was headbutted while delivering a meal to a prisoner in his cell in the Detention Unit. Officers quickly restrained the prisoner and he was returned...

Queensland prisons restrictions update

Following positive COVID-19 tests amongst officers at the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Academy and Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre (AGCC), QCS continues to work closely with Queensland Health to ensure the safe operation of the state’s correctional centres. This includes identifying and testing prisoners who have been...

Officer suspended

A corrective services officer was suspended today as a result of allegations of breaching professional boundaries with prisoners. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct, transparency and accountability. We expect the highest in professional and...

Southern and central Queensland prisons locked down: Stage 4 restrictions

Queensland prisons from the NSW border up to and including Rockhampton have been locked down with Stage 4 restrictions due to an officer at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy testing positive to COVID-19. The QCS Academy has a COVIDSafe plan in place, including the requirement for...

Officers injured, Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

Two custodial correctional officers have received medical treatment following an incident with a prisoner at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre this morning. Two officers were punched during an interaction with a prisoner in a secure unit. Officers were forced to use OC spray to help restrain the...

QLD’S MOST WANTED – Do you have what it takes to be a CCO?

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has launched a be on the lookout (BOLO) alert for wanted persons to join the front line of public safety, protecting our communities as custodial correctional officers (CCOs). QCS launched a series of videos urging Queenslanders to take a look inside and see...

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