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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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QCS officers organise Ipswich fundraising race day to Stop Crime

For Borallon Training and Correctional Centre Custodial Correctional Officer Scott Mawhinney, promoting community safety is well and truly under his skin. He’s spent the past 30 years on the front line protecting south-east Queensland, with deployments to the Boggo Road, Sir David Longland, Wolston, Brisbane Women’s...

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Recruitment campaign launches at the Ekka

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no46bYP3cM8 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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Breaking the cycle of reoffending with career development

Prisoners from the Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre have been given the opportunity to take part in a career development workshop hosted by the Careers Outreach Program at Griffith University. The True Colours workshop was focused on establishing an understanding of how to apply the prisoners’ strengths...

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Lotus Glen Correctional Centre embraces culture to celebrate NAIDOC Week

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre (LGCC) acknowledges the rich culture that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders bring to the community during NAIDOC Week in 2019. NAIDOC Week events are occurring state-wide this month and this year’s national theme is VOICE.TREATY.RESPECT. There are a number of events that are...

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QCS celebrates NAIDOC Week across Queensland

Next week, July 7 to 14 is NAIDOC Week, a time when we celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The theme for this year’s NAIDOC week is Voice… Treaty… Truth, the three key elements to the reforms set out...