COVID-19 restrictions eased to Stage 1 statewide

Due to the remarkable effort to contain the COVID-19 cases at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy and the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, we are able relax the restrictions at all of our centres and offices. Queensland Health has advised that we are able to recommence personal...

Officer injured, Townsville Correctional Centre

A custodial correctional officer was taken to hospital after he was bitten by a prisoner at Townsville Correctional Centre yesterday. A prisoner was in the Detention Unit yesterday afternoon and when officers were conducting a welfare check on him, he bit an officer on the arm. The...

Corrections Dog Carrie noses out $48,000 drug haul

Excellent sniffing by Passive Alert Drug Detection dog Carrie led to drugs worth an estimated $48,000 being seized from a woman intending to visit Townsville Correctional Complex (TCC) last month. Carrie and her handler were taking part in a joint weekend operation by Queensland Corrective Services...

Queensland prisons restrictions update

Following positive COVID-19 tests amongst officers at the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Academy and Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre (AGCC), QCS continues to work closely with Queensland Health to ensure the safe operation of the state’s correctional centres. This includes identifying and testing prisoners who have been...

QLD’S MOST WANTED – Do you have what it takes to be a CCO?

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has launched a be on the lookout (BOLO) alert for wanted persons to join the front line of public safety, protecting our communities as custodial correctional officers (CCOs). QCS launched a series of videos urging Queenslanders to take a look inside and see...

Officer injured, Townsville Correctional Centre

A custodial correctional officer is receiving treatment following an incident with a prisoner at Townsville Correctional Centre yesterday. Around 4.10pm, a prisoner was being escorted to the Detention Unit when he became non-compliant and threw a number punches at officers, striking one in the...

Corrective Services dogs trained to keep North Queensland prisons safe

Queensland Corrective Services Dog Squad officers, Steve with Lobo, Ainsley with Ragner, Darren with Bondi, Tony with Blade, Jade with Ezra and Jacques with Yaeger Lotus Glen Correctional Centre is currently hosting a joint general purpose dog handler training course with officers from Townsville Correctional Complex...

Disturbance, Townsville Correctional Complex

QCS can confirm that four prisoners have been escorted to the Detention Unit following a disturbance at the Townsville Correctional Complex this morning. Four prisoners became non-compliant in a secure unit and barricaded themselves in the exercise yard around 10am. Officers attempted to negotiate with the...

New correctional officers help keep North Queensland communities safe

Eighteen new Custodial Correctional Officers joined the ranks of Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) yesterday on completion of a training program in Townsville. Commissioner Peter Martin, APM congratulated the graduates of the Custodial Officer Entry Level Program (COEP) for their hard work and commitment to keeping Queensland...

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