Officers injured – Townsville Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that two officers were injured during a confrontation with a number of prisoners at about 12 noon today at Townsville Correctional Centre. It is believed the two male officers received head, arm and hand injuries. They were assessed and transported to...

Sondra Lena police vessel commissioning

Commissioner Peter Martin APM, Deputy Commissioner Paul Stewart APM and Assistant Commissioner Samantha Newman attended the commissioning of a new police vessel named in honour of the late Constable Sondra Lena at Lytton this morning. The Lena family has many ties to Queensland Corrective Services. Sondra Lena...

Custodial officers injured – Brisbane District Court

Two Queensland Corrective Services custodial officers received injuries today while restraining an agitated prisoner at the Brisbane District Court. A 25-year-old woman had been non-compliant on arrival at court, and following a risk assessment, three officers from Escort and Security branch escorted her to her hearing. On...

New correctional officers help keep Queensland communities safe

Queensland Corrective Services welcomed 26 new custodial correctional officers at a graduation ceremony on Wednesday. Commissioner Peter Martin APM congratulated the 26 graduates of the Custodial Officer Entry Level Program (COEP) as they were sworn into their vital role in ensuring public safety across Queensland. He also...

Assault sentence and officer safety: Commissioner

Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin APM today acknowledged the sentence handed down to a prisoner who assaulted a custodial correctional officer at Woodford Correctional Centre last December. The prisoner received an additional three years and six months to his prison term after being convicted of...

QCS joins public safety partners at Brisbane Pride March

Recently, I had the pleasure of launching Corrections 2030, a 10 year strategic roadmap for the future of Queensland Corrective Services. Corrections 2030 identifies five key principles which should guide our day-to-day work. They are safety, excellence, empowerment, accountability and respect. I believe Queensland Corrective Services’ commitment...

38 new corrections officers keeping Queensland community safe

Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner, Peter Martin APM and the Commissioner of Corrective Services of the Solomon Islands, Gabriel Manelusi welcomed 18 new custodial correctional officers at a ceremony at Wacol last week (29 August). The Commissioners also celebrated 20 community corrections officers’ completion of the Practitioner...

Wear it Purple this August 30

I want to share with you why I will be supporting Wear it Purple day which is coming up on August 30. There is no denying how far LGBTIQ+ rights and support has come. No denying how much amazing support from colleagues, families and strangers our...

10-year strategic plan for Queensland Corrective Services launched

A 10-year strategic plan positioning Queensland Corrective Services as a top tier front line public safety agency was today launched by Commissioner Peter Martin APM. Corrections 2030, which was developed through extensive consultation with QCS staff across the state, and influenced by world’s best practice in...

Recruitment campaign launches at the Ekka

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6MhtNEvXE4 A new recruitment campaign targeting regional Queenslanders was launched at the Ekka today. With up to 700 full time permanent positions to be filled this financial year, many of them in regional Queensland, the campaign includes a new careers website profiling our officers at the front...

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