50 jobs on offer for Lockyer Valley locals

Queensland Corrective Services is looking for 50 Lockyer Valley locals to take up permanent, secure jobs near Gatton, with paid training starting shortly. Commissioner Peter Martin said that by 2023, QCS would be employing about 500 new officers at the Southern Queensland Correctional Precinct near Gatton,...

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...

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...

Queensland lights up blue for National Corrections Day

Queensland is lighting up blue to celebrate the work of corrections officers on the front line of public safety on National Corrections Day, Friday 15 January.   Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan, said that communities from Mt Isa to Palm Island and out to Roma were...

Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre eases restrictions

Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre will revert to Stage 3 restrictions today after the completion of the two week quarantine period following two officers testing positive to COVID-19. This means that the centre remains closed to all but essential officers and visitors, but prisoners will be unlocked...

QCS appoints new Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations  

The Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan today announced the appointment of Gary McCahon to the position of Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations after an extensive national and international recruitment effort.  Mr McCahon, who comes to Queensland Corrective Services with 36 years’ experience in corrections in a number of Australian jurisdictions, will commence with QCS...

Wolston Correctional Centre reverts to Level 3 Restrictions

On Friday March 27, I announced the Stage 4 lockdown of Wolston Correctional Centre on the advice of Queensland Health and the Chief Health Officer following an officer testing positive for COVID-19. This lockdown enabled Queensland Health time to do contract tracing on the officer, and...

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