Community Corrections officers graduate from the Practitioner Development Program

Nineteen community corrections officers were recognised last week (23 May), graduating from the Practitioner Development Program at a ceremony held at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy. Community Corrections officers act as agents of change and play a vital role in keeping communities safe by helping to...

Townsville Correctional Complex welcomes 24 correctional officers

Safety has been boosted at the Townsville Correctional Complex with 24 new custodial correctional officers graduating at a ceremony at Ignatius Park College on Friday. Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin APM welcomed the new officers as they were sworn into their vital role on the...

Officers recognised for Commonwealth Games efforts

The first two Queensland Corrective Service recipients of the XXI Commonwealth Games Citation were recognised at an event at Police headquarters this morning. Deputy Commissioner Paul Stewart and Custodial Corrections Officer Andrew Lynch from Escort and Security Branch received the citation, which is being presented to...

QCS International Women’s Day award winners

Commissioner Peter Martin APM today presented a number of International Women’s Day awards at the combined public safety agency event at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane. Congratulations to the following winners: Excellence in Performance in Community Corrections and Specialist Operations Nadine Robinson District Manager, Community Corrections, Redcliffe Nadine is...

IWD: Celebrating the women on the front line of public safety

This International Women's Day, we celebrate the women who work on the front line of public safety. Thank you for all that you do to keep our community safe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwv6lebhnW0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR22FU0rP6bBuiD734lE6F0WRu1eeYXiHatJRVyKfZ1FOSDxBRp4oVfho_o  ...

Improving outcomes for incarcerated women

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." Gloria Steinem Incarcerated women are amongst the most vulnerable people in our society. This International Women's Day,...

Operation Boss Lift – recognising our reservists

Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations, Andy Beck, recently represented Queensland Corrective Services on the Australian Defence Force’s Operation Boss Lift – an opportunity for employers to see first-hand the benefits of reservist training for staff. DC Beck joined 27 other senior executives, CEOs and company directors on...

Vale, GD dog Tyson

We were heartbroken to learn of the sudden passing of CS Dog Tyson on Friday. [caption id="attachment_3096" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Queensland Corrective Services stock photo shoot, Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre[/caption] Many of you would know Tyson's handler Scott from our public events with PADD dog Thommo. They participated...

Commissioner Martin visits flood-ravaged Townsville to thank officers

https://youtu.be/b9lITFwzo-Y Custodial officers from Lotus Glen Correctional Centre are travelling to Townsville to provide relief staffing for the Townsville Correctional Complex after more than a week of extraordinary flooding in the region. The 10 officers will provide relief staffing for an initial period of one week to...

Numinbah Correctional Centre officer farewelled after 35 years

Numinbah Correctional Centre Food Services Supervisor, Mr Gerry Lewis, plated up his last meal today, retiring from a corrections career spanning nearly 35 years. Mr Lewis joined the prisons department as a trade instructor and baker in 1985 at Wacol before moving into various roles at...

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