New corrections officers improve community safety in Maryborough

Queensland’s newest corrective services officers moved to the frontline of public safety, working to reduce reoffending to keep Maryborough safe. Nine new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their roles at a Queensland Corrective Services’ (QCS) graduation ceremony in Maryborough. Assistant Minister for Train Manufacturing and Regional...

Commissioner awards excellence in Corrections

Queensland Corrective Services officers and staff have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to public safety at the 2022 Commissioner’s Awards for Excellence. Minister for Corrective Services Mark Ryan said the awards celebrated exceptional performance and service delivery in corrections across Queensland. “From resolving potentially volatile situations to ensuring safe and secure correctional services,...

New corrections officers improve community safety in South East Queensland

Queensland’s newest corrective services officers moved to the frontline of public safety today, working to reduce reoffending to keep South East Queensland safe. 24 new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their roles at a Queensland Corrective Services’ (QCS) graduation ceremony. QCS Commissioner Paul Stewart APM congratulated...

Queen’s Birthday Honours for Queensland corrections officers

Four Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) officers have been recognised for their distinguished service to community safety in the Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours List. QCS Commissioner Paul Stewart APM said the Australian Corrections Medal (ACM), the highest possible honour in correctional services, was awarded to: Peter Coyne,...

Memorial commemorates Townsville correctional officers

A memorial wall and garden which pays tribute to past officers has been officially commissioned at Townsville Correctional Complex. Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan MP joined Queensland Corrective Services Deputy Commissioner Gary McCahon to unveil the Remembrance Memorial. Townsville Correctional Complex was first commissioned on the...

Five new correctional dogs join the front line at new training ‘digs’

Queensland’s elite corrections dogs and their specialist handlers will now be trained at a dedicated new purpose-built training facility in Brisbane. https://youtu.be/tnpqPrOqd44 Minister for Corrective Services Mark Ryan officially opened the Dog Squad Training Unit at Wacol, where the first participants to use the new facility also...

Townsville – unlock a new career in community safety

Queensland Corrective Services is actively recruiting for 25 new custodial correctional officers to fill Townsville positions. Applications are now open, with visiting recruitment specialists conducting assessments and interviews in Townsville on 17-18 May. Townsville Correctional Complex, Chief Superintendent Louise Kneeshaw encouraged locals to apply to join the...

Prison officers not fooled by contraband stitch up

Vigilant officers at Woodford Correctional Centre have successfully stopped a large quantity of contraband Suboxone strips from entering the prison by post. Woodford Correctional Centre Chief Superintendent, General Manager Stuart McHaffie said suspicions were raised when a satchel containing clothing arrived in the centre’s mail room. “Officers...

Prisoners charged over code black

The first charges have been laid in response to the Code Black at Capricornia Correctional Centre in October last year. Some 45 prisoners were charged this week with one count of riot and given notice to appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court as a result of their...

Capricornia Correctional Centre review released

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) today released the outcomes of an independent review into the work culture at Capricornia Correctional Centre. Deputy Commissioner Gary McCahon today travelled to Rockhampton to speak personally to the officers at the Capricornia Correctional Centre about the conclusions and recommendations of the...