Positions filling fast at Capricornia Correctional Centre

Seventeen new custodial correctional officers joined the front line of public safety at a ceremony in Rockhampton today, further boosting the ranks at Capricornia Correctional Centre. The expansion of the prison effectively doubled its capacity, and created the need for 232 new officers when it is...

Community safety boosted with 31 new officers

Thirty-one new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their front line role in public safety at a ceremony at the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Academy. QCS Commissioner Peter Martin APM congratulated the graduates completing the Custodial Officer Entry Program (COEP). “The training our officers undertake ensures they...

Vale GP Dog Aussy

Vale GP Dog Aussy It is with sadness that we report the passing of Corrections Dog Aussy after a short illness. Aussy was a five-year-old German Shepherd who came from a long line of corrections dogs specifically bred for the traits that make them so valuable in...

Community safety increased thanks to Community Corrections graduates

The expertise of community corrections officers from across Queensland has been recognised today at a ceremony held at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy. 23 community corrections graduates were recognised for their work and achievement of completing the Practitioner Development Program (PDP) at a ceremony held at...

Officers thwart alleged drug smuggling attempts

Two people have been charged with contraband offences after allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs into Queensland prisons over the weekend. Intelligence officers at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre have been praised for their vigilance after thwarting an alleged attempt to introduce contraband into the prison. A 42-year-old...

Officers recognised in Australia Day Honours List

A number of Queensland Corrective Services officers were recognised in today's Australia Day Honours List. Congratulations to Assistant Commissioner (AC), Central and Northern Region Command, Peter Shaddock on his Public Service Medal as a part of the Australia Day Honours. AC Shaddock commenced his career with Queensland...

Capricornia Correctional Centre welcomes new General Manager

Capricornia Correctional Centre’s new General Manager has been named. Chief Superintendent Richard Butcher will take up the role as General Manager at the centre in coming weeks. Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations Gary McCahon said that Ch Supt. Butcher would bring a wealth of corrections and management experience...

Townsville Correctional Centre General Manager named

Queensland Corrective Services has named the new General Manager of Townsville Correctional Complex. Chief Superintendent Louise Kneeshaw, who has been acting in the position since March 2020, was today substantively confirmed in the position as a part of a recruitment process which filled a number of...

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre welcomes new General Manager

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre’s new General Manager has been named. Chief Superintendent Gabriel Payne ACM will take up the role as General Manager at the centre in coming weeks. Deputy Commissioner Gary McCahon said that Ch Supt. Payne would bring a wealth of corrections and management experience...

CCO Stacey Blume with Commissioner Peter Martin

National Corrections Day Honours and Awards recipients

A number of medals and awards were presented as a part of the National Corrections Day celebration on Friday. Remember, there are regular calls for award nominations throughout the year – so make sure you help us celebrate great work by nominating your colleagues who are...

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