Australian Corrections Medal Tile (002)

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,...

Tcc Memorial 5 (resized For Wordpress)

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...

Qcs All Stars Crest

First Nations all-stars making a difference in Queensland corrections

Today is Mabo Day and we join in commemorating the 30th anniversary of the historic Native Title claim led by Eddie Koiki Mabo and the Meriam people.   On 3 June 1992, the High Court of Australia overturned the legal concept of ‘terra nullius’ or ‘land belonging...

Dv Safe Phone Project Rockhampton Community Corrections Photo

Community corrections connects domestic and family violence victims with safe phones

Rockhampton’s Community Corrections team is connecting victims of domestic and family violence with critical communication equipment – safe mobile phones. District Manager, Warren Williams said Queensland Corrective Services has joined the Safe Phone Project as part of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention month in May. “Our office...

20210907 Tcc Farm Feateured Image

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...

3

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...

Microsoftteams Image (4)

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...

Microsoftteams Image (4)

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...

Group

New corrections officers improve community safety across South East Queensland

Queensland’s newest corrective services officers moved to the frontline of public safety today, working to reduce reoffending to keep Southeast Queensland safe. 38 new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their roles and one officer recognised for 20 years of service in keeping Queensland safe at...

Ey4a1146 Resized For Wordpress

New corrections officers improve community safety in Far North Queensland

Queensland’s newest corrective services officers have moved to the frontline of public safety, working to reduce reoffending to keep Far North Queensland safe. Fifteen new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their roles at a Queensland Corrective Services’ (QCS) graduation ceremony in Mareeba. Acting Assistant Commissioner Northern...