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Five new correctional dogs join the front line at new training ‘digs’

Queensland’s elite corrections dogs and their specialist handlers will now be trained at a dedicated new purpose-built training facility in Brisbane. https://youtu.be/tnpqPrOqd44 Minister for Corrective Services Mark Ryan officially opened the Dog Squad Training Unit at Wacol, where the first participants to use the new facility also...

TCC marks 358 years of service by officers

North Queensland’s most experienced correctional officers have been honoured at a medal presentation ceremony at Townsville Correctional Complex. Queensland Corrective Services Deputy Commissioner Gary McCahon presented Long Service and Good Conduct Medals during a visit to the complex. “It is wonderful to be here to acknowledge, recognise...

Community corrections connects domestic and family violence victims with safe phones

Rockhampton’s Community Corrections team is connecting victims of domestic and family violence with critical communication equipment – safe mobile phones. District Manager, Warren Williams said Queensland Corrective Services has joined the Safe Phone Project as part of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention month in May. “Our office...

Far North Queensland – unlock a new career in community safety

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre is actively recruiting for 50 new custodial correctional officers to fill positions in Far North Queensland. Applications are now open with visiting recruitment specialists conducting assessments and interviews in Cairns on May 30. Lotus Glen Correctional Centre, Chief Superintendent Gabrielle Payne encouraged locals...

QCS officers receive Australia Day medals at Investiture Ceremony

Two Queensland Corrective Services officers awarded on the 2022 Australia Day Honours List have received their Australian Corrections Medals. Queensland Governor Dr Jeannette Young PSM presented the medals to Superintendent Cassandra Cowie and Chief Superintendent Bernie Kruhse at an Investiture Ceremony at Government House. Commissioner Paul Stewart...

Townsville – unlock a new career in community safety

Queensland Corrective Services is actively recruiting for 25 new custodial correctional officers to fill Townsville positions. Applications are now open, with visiting recruitment specialists conducting assessments and interviews in Townsville on 17-18 May. Townsville Correctional Complex, Chief Superintendent Louise Kneeshaw encouraged locals to apply to join the...

Prison officers not fooled by contraband stitch up

Vigilant officers at Woodford Correctional Centre have successfully stopped a large quantity of contraband Suboxone strips from entering the prison by post. Woodford Correctional Centre Chief Superintendent, General Manager Stuart McHaffie said suspicions were raised when a satchel containing clothing arrived in the centre’s mail room. “Officers...

Prisoners charged over code black

The first charges have been laid in response to the Code Black at Capricornia Correctional Centre in October last year. Some 45 prisoners were charged this week with one count of riot and given notice to appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court as a result of their...

Capricornia Correctional Centre review released

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) today released the outcomes of an independent review into the work culture at Capricornia Correctional Centre. Deputy Commissioner Gary McCahon today travelled to Rockhampton to speak personally to the officers at the Capricornia Correctional Centre about the conclusions and recommendations of the...

New corrections officers improve community safety across South East Queensland

Queensland’s newest corrective services officers moved to the frontline of public safety today, working to reduce reoffending to keep Southeast Queensland safe. 38 new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their roles and one officer recognised for 20 years of service in keeping Queensland safe at...