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...

Community service programs: changing lives every day

Queensland Corrective Services strives to ensure those prisoners and offenders who come into contact with the correctional system are less likely to return to crime. Community service programs are an important part of helping to turn lives around and they have a long and successful history...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...