Corrective Services dogs trained to keep North Queensland prisons safe

Queensland Corrective Services Dog Squad officers, Steve with Lobo, Ainsley with Ragner, Darren with Bondi, Tony with Blade, Jade with Ezra and Jacques with Yaeger Lotus Glen Correctional Centre is currently hosting a joint general purpose dog handler training course with officers from Townsville Correctional Complex...

New correctional officers join Lotus Glen

Fourteen new Custodial Correctional Officers joined the ranks of Queensland Corrective Services on Friday on completion of a world-class training program. They will all be assigned to join their colleagues at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre at Mareeba. Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin APM, congratulated the graduates...

First month of new technology initiatives a measure of success

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has seen a large uptake of several technological solutions into correctional centres over the past two months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of QCS’ pandemic response, a number of innovations have been introduced into centres to address the...

Largest ever group of 156 new officers boost QCS ranks

The Queensland Corrective Services Academy hosted the largest ever group of trainees last week. The group of 156 trainee officers is a record for the Wacol-based academy, and is a part of a recruitment push in preparation for the transition of Queensland’s two privately operated prisons...

COVID-19 -versus- Human Rights

18-24 May is Law Week, and this year the Human Rights Act 2019 is in the spotlight. As a correctional agency, Queensland Corrective Services is tasked by the community with the humane containment and supervision of prisoners and offenders. There is a strong expectation that we do our...

ICPA: Australia’s corrections frontline gains global applause

Australia’s 25,000 corrections staff are being applauded for their work in keeping the community safe, as part of a global campaign to recognise their dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) and many non-government associations around the globe have come together...

Arthur Gorrie General Manager position advertised

Applications are open for the General Manager of the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, to lead operations on completion of its transition to QCS operation as part of Operation Certitude. From July 1 2020, Arthur Gorrie will operate under a QCS model, and the agency is seeking a...

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...

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