New correctional officers help keep North Queensland communities safe

Eighteen new Custodial Correctional Officers joined the ranks of Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) yesterday on completion of a training program in Townsville. Commissioner Peter Martin, APM congratulated the graduates of the Custodial Officer Entry Level Program (COEP) for their hard work and commitment to keeping Queensland...

Townsville Correctional Complex review released

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) today released the outcomes of an independent review into the Townsville Correctional Complex. Commissioner Peter Martin APM today travelled to Townsville to speak personally to the officers at the Townsville Correctional Complex about the conclusions and recommendations of the report, which was...

Officers assaulted, Townsville Correctional Centre

Four custodial correctional officers were injured at Townsville Correctional Centre yesterday afternoon. The officers entered the cell of a prisoner in the Detention Unit when he became non-compliant and lashed out at officers. All four officers sustained injuries and have been assessed at the medical...

Reporting near Queensland prisons

Queensland Corrective Services would like to remind journalists and news crews that under Section 132 of the Corrections Act, it is an offence record or photograph Queensland Corrective Services’ facilities without the permission of the Commissioner. Our officers patrol the perimeters of our centres and have...

Two officers suspended

Two corrective services officers were suspended from duty on 2 June 2020 as a result of an investigation relating to allegations of negligence and inappropriate use of departmental systems. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct,...

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...

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