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...

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...

TCC marks 358 years of service by officers

North Queensland’s most experienced correctional officers have been honoured at a medal presentation ceremony at Townsville Correctional Complex. Queensland Corrective Services Deputy Commissioner Gary McCahon presented Long Service and Good Conduct Medals during a visit to the complex. “It is wonderful to be here to acknowledge, recognise...

Far North Queensland – unlock a new career in community safety

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre is actively recruiting for 50 new custodial correctional officers to fill positions in Far North Queensland. Applications are now open with visiting recruitment specialists conducting assessments and interviews in Cairns on May 30. Lotus Glen Correctional Centre, Chief Superintendent Gabrielle Payne encouraged locals...

QCS officers receive Australia Day medals at Investiture Ceremony

Two Queensland Corrective Services officers awarded on the 2022 Australia Day Honours List have received their Australian Corrections Medals. Queensland Governor Dr Jeannette Young PSM presented the medals to Superintendent Cassandra Cowie and Chief Superintendent Bernie Kruhse at an Investiture Ceremony at Government House. Commissioner Paul Stewart...

QCS officers #BreakTheBias

The theme for International Women’s Day on March 8 is Break the Bias, and this group of women are doing just that, stepping into the most challenging workplaces imaginable – high security prisons. Not only do these officers work shoulder-to-shoulder with their male counterparts to manage...