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45 new officers join the front line of public safety in Queensland

45 new custodial correctional officers (CCOs) were sworn into their roles on the front line of public safety in a ceremony in Brisbane yesterday. Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Commissioner Paul Stewart APM congratulated the officers for completing the Custodial Officer Entry Program (COEP) and joining the...

Restrictions ease Statewide Tuesday

After consultation with Queensland Health regarding community cases in South East Queensland, visits have been reinstated to our prisons. This means that personal visits will be able to booked as normal. Virtual personal visits are also available. Please contact the relevant correctional centre for details of current...

Visits to SEQ prisons cancelled

Due to concerns about the source of community transition of COVID-19 in Brisbane, all visits have been cancelled at in South East Queensland prisons effective immediately. If you have a visit booked today, please do not attend the centre, as you will be turned away. This means...

Take a Look Inside QCS officer profile

Philippa, Acting District Manager, Mount Gravatt Community Corrections Acting District Manager Philippa, from Mount Gravatt Community Corrections, was drawn to a career where she could make a difference in people’s lives and contribute to her community in a meaningful way. Joining Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) allowed her...

Contraband find, Townsville Corrections Complex

Officers from Townsville Correctional Complex have been praised for their efforts in preventing approximately $27,000 in drugs entering the centre in an operation on the weekend. General Manager Townsville Correctional Complex, Chief Superintendent Louise Kneeshaw said the operation was carefully coordinated with Queensland Police to disrupt...

Three correctional dogs hang up their leash

Four of Townsville Correctional Complex’s General Purpose dogs will retire from service after distinguished careers keeping custodial officers safe. General Purpose (GP) dogs Bullet, Kato, and Diesel served a total of 29 years in Queensland Corrective Services alongside their handlers. The principle functions of correctional dog are...

QCS celebrates #BrisbanePride

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHSENFgC8cg #BrisbanePride festival kicks off on 2 September. For 30 years, Brisbane’s LGBTIQ+ community has come together to celebrate diversity with a history that runs deep within the hearts and minds of Queenslanders. As a top tier forward facing organisation, Queensland Corrective Services embraces workplace diversity. It provides...

Officers praised for thwarting abscond

Officers at Townsville Correctional Low Security Men’s Centre have been praised for their work in intercepting a contraband and would-be abscond drop last night. The officers located a package of contraband outside the centre at about 1:50am while conducting a regular patrol of the perimeter of...

Take a Look Inside QCS officer profile

Jake, Senior Case Manager, Innisfail Community Corrections Jake’s love of working with people and keen interest in criminal justice led him down the path to community corrections. As a Senior Case Manager at Yarrabah Community Corrections Reporting Centre, Jake works with offenders in the community to...

Determined QCS officer’s epic ultra-marathon fundraiser

A Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) officer will put his fitness to the test when he tackles seven ultra-marathons in seven days to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention. Custodial Correctional Officer (CCO) Kelly Duhig’s epic 350km fundraiser begins on Sunday 29 August in the Gold...