Officers recognised in Queen’s Birthday honours

Three Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) officers have been awarded with the Australian Corrections Medal (ACM) as part of the Queen's Birthday celebrations. Commissioner Peter Martin APM said the Australian Corrections Medal acknowledges the excellent, often unseen work that correctional officers do to keep their communities safe. “I’d...

46 new officers and dogs sworn in to protect the safety of Queenslanders

Forty-six new Custodial Correctional Officers (CCOs) and eight dog squad officers and their dogs were sworn into frontline roles in public safety at a ceremony at the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Academy today. The ceremony also acknowledged three recent recipients of the Australian Corrections Medal (ACM)...

Community safety in central Queensland boosted with 16 new officers

16 new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their front line role in public safety at a ceremony held in Rockhampton today. Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin APM congratulated the graduates completing the Custodial Officer Entry Program (COEP) and joining their colleagues on the front...

QCS and Griffith University collab sheds light on incarceration

The ‘wicked questions’ around incarceration and rehabilitation will the focus of a collaboration between Queensland Corrective Services and the Griffith University Criminology Institute. Griffith Universities Social Analytics Lab (SAL) will allow researchers from around the world access to QCS data to support evidence-based decision making and...

30 new corrective service officers join QCS

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has welcomed 30 new custodial correctional officers in a ceremony that was held at the QCS Academy yesterday. The new officers, recently completing the Custodial Officer Entry Level Program (COEP), will take on their roles as agents of change at Brisbane, Borallon,...

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...

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