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...

Brisbane lights up to mark National Corrections Day

The Story and Victoria bridges in Brisbane will light up in blue and silver this evening to commemorate National Corrections Day. Our 4700 officers manage nearly 30,000 prisoners and offenders around the State, performing a vital and often overlooked public service. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjVP0131fT0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2af8P3NhVSSL01-Vk46DBLMvLWJV-piRaUohORKS9KkzONzRfb7Z6VwkI They work with some of the...

Christmas behind bars

Paul Kelly’s iconic Christmas song Who’ll make the gravy tells the story of a man facing Christmas in prison, away from his loved ones after ‘screwing up’. It is the reality facing about 8800 Queenslanders this Christmas. But it won’t just be prisoners who don’t...

Media release

Custodial officer assaulted

A custodial corrections officer from Woodford Correctional Centre was airlifted to Royal Brisbane Hospital this afternoon with serious facial injuries following an alleged assault by a prisoner. The prisoner is serving a sentence for assault causing grievous bodily harm. The secure units have been placed in lock-down...

Community Corrections – the (hidden) public face of QCS

Our workforce is our greatest asset as a top-tier public safety agency, with more than 5000 officers working every day to keep communities safe by reducing re-offending. In the past week, the executive leadership team and I have had the privilege to visit community corrections offices...

Closing the door on workplace injuries

More than 9000 of society’s most challenging and complex people are managed in Queensland’s prisons. Every day our officers undertake a vital front line public safety role in managing these prisoners, working with them to change their attitudes, address their health and behavioural issues and ensure...

John-Sullivan

John Sullivan

  “After 29 years in corrections, you could say I’m a workaholic. I love the challenge of working in QCS, and coming to this job is a challenge every day,” says Wolston Custodial Correctional Officer, John Sullivan. “I originally worked as an officer at the Boggo Road...

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