Prisoners’ almighty effort restores historic church pews

Female prisoners have answered the prayers of Leyburn’s Catholic Church in the Southern Downs Region, restoring the chapel’s century-old pews as part of the Queensland Corrective Services’ Work Camp Program. Five low security prisoners worked with an expert French polisher to restore 19 pews at Saint...

Australia Day Honours for QCS officers

Congratulation to three Queensland Corrective Services officers who were recognised in the Australia Day Honours, receiving the Australian Corrections Medal. Assistant Commissioner Eloise Hamlett, Superintendent Rhiannon Porter and Custodial Supervisor Shane Allwood were named in the honours list for distinguished service by an operational member of...

Queensland lights up blue for National Corrections Day

Queensland lit up blue for National Corrections Day in recognition of the work of correctional officers on the front line of public safety on Friday 20 January. The annual day celebrates the important work of Queensland’s dedicated corrective services staff and provides an opportunity for the...

Corrections officers respond to motor vehicle crash

Officers from the Southern Queensland Correctional Centre went above and beyond their duty as first responders to a 4WD crash near the prison recently. General Manager, Chief Superintendent, Tamara Bambrick commended Delta Unit dog handlers and a Correctional Centre Supervisor who went to help the crash...

Thommo takes a final Ekka bow on retirement

Queensland Corrective Services’ most famous drug detection dog, Thommo has ‘bow-wowed’ out of official duty at one of his all-time favourite places – the Brisbane Ekka. The 10-year-old Labrador received a ‘golden paw shake’ on his retirement from one of his biggest fans, Minister for Corrective...

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...

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,...

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...

Lockyer Valley – unlock a new career in community safety

Southern Queensland Correctional Centre is actively recruiting for 26 new custodial correctional officers to fill positions in the Lockyer Valley. Applications are now open with visiting recruitment specialists conducting assessments and interviews in Gatton on 15-16 June 2022. Southern Queensland Correctional Centre, Acting Chief Superintendent Colin Poole...