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Community safety lifts with graduation of Central Queensland officers

Central Queensland has welcomed 10 new custodial correctional officers to the front line of public safety following a graduation at Rockhampton today. The officers, bound for service at the Capricornia Correctional Centre (CCC), affirmed their commitment to the humane containment and rehabilitation of prisoners at the...

International Human Rights Day – a focus on decision making

  https://youtu.be/ABndggTk7ds At QCS, people are our business. We are committed to the safety of our communities through the humane containment of prisoners, and through the supervision and rehabilitation of offenders. While human rights have always been a significant consideration for QCS, the introduction of Queensland’s historic Human...

Targeted search at Numinbah uncovers drugs

A targeted search of Numinbah Correctional Centre last week located a significant quantity of dangerous drugs and paraphernalia. Deputy General Manager, Julie Steinheuer ACM said that stopping the drugs from being circulated into the prison has prevented a significant risk to staff and prisoner safety. “As part...

Officer assaulted at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a Custodial Correctional Officer was spat on during an incident with a prisoner at Lotus Glenn Correctional Centre today. A group of officers were escorting a prisoner to the medical centre late this morning when the prisoner spat in a...

Community safety lifts with graduation of North Queensland officers

Townsville has welcomed 17 new custodial correctional officers to join the front line of public safety following a graduation last week. The officers will start their service at the Townsville Correctional Complex (TCC) and confirmed their commitment to help keep their community safe by the humane...

Officer injured at Woodford Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a Custodial Correctional Officer was injured during an incident with a prisoner at Woodford Correctional Centre earlier this week. An officer approached a prisoner who was engaging in offensive behaviour in one of the centres secure units. As the officer challenged...

QCS-trained drug detection dogs bound for duty in Fiji

Two Fiji Corrections Service officers and their dogs graduated from the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Passive Alert Drug Detection (PADD) Dog Program last week. Acting QCS Commissioner James Koulouris congratulated the handlers and their dogs, Trooper, a Springer Spaniel, and Richie, a Labrador, on completing the...

Warwick Work Camp chips in baked treats for fire survivors

Women from the Warwick Work Camp have pitched in to cook up sweet treats for the people affected by the fires in surrounding regions. The women joined volunteers from the Warwick Show Society to bake biscuits, cakes and slices as part of “Baked Relief”, which distributes...

Update- Officers injured – Townsville Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that two prisoners whom allegedly assaulted two officers in October at the Townsville Correctional Centre have been charged by police. Detectives from the Corrective Services Investigation Unit have concluded investigations into the alleged assault of two Correctional Officers at Townsville Correctional...

QCS and QPS come together to score for charity

The front lines of public safety will clash this weekend in Rockhampton for the 2nd annual Queensland Police Service vs Queensland Corrective Services charity rugby league day. After an incredibly successful day last year which saw over $20,000 raised for charity, the two public safety agencies...

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