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Sondra Lena police vessel commissioning

Commissioner Peter Martin APM, Deputy Commissioner Paul Stewart APM and Assistant Commissioner Samantha Newman attended the commissioning of a new police vessel named in honour of the late Constable Sondra Lena at Lytton this morning. The Lena family has many ties to Queensland Corrective Services. Sondra Lena...

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended, Wolston Correctional Centre

A custodial correctional officer has been suspended pending the completion of a disciplinary process relating to an allegation of unnecessary use of force, and failing to accurately record actions earlier this month. As a top tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the...

Custodial officers injured – Brisbane District Court

Two Queensland Corrective Services custodial officers received injuries today while restraining an agitated prisoner at the Brisbane District Court. A 25-year-old woman had been non-compliant on arrival at court, and following a risk assessment, three officers from Escort and Security branch escorted her to her hearing. On...

Custodial officers injured – Brisbane District Court

Two Queensland Corrective Services custodial officers received injuries today while restraining an agitated prisoner at the Brisbane District Court. A 25-year-old woman had been non-compliant on arrival at court, and following a risk assessment, three officers from Escort and Security branch escorted her to her hearing. On...

Officers praised for management of Code Black – Capricornia

Custodial officers at Capricornia Correctional Centre were today praised for managing a protest in a secure unit at the centre. At about lunchtime today, a Code Black was initiated after eight prisoners began protesting in a secure unit containing 41 prisoners. The group refused to obey directions...

Prisoner abscond – Townsville Correctional Centre low security

Police and Corrective Services Officers are looking for prisoner Bohdi JOHNSON who absconded from Townsville Correctional Centre men’s low security farm on Monday evening. He is serving six years for driving causing death. If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information...

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...

Corrective Services join police to raise domestic violence awareness

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) and Queensland Police Service (QPS) have joined forces to install a bright red bench in central Rockhampton to encourage the community to take a stand against domestic violence. The bench in Rockhampton is one of many to be placed around Queensland as...

New correctional officers help keep Maryborough community safe

Maryborough Correctional Centre (MCC) welcomed 15 new custodial correctional officers to the front line of public safety at a graduation ceremony held in Maryborough today. The officers proudly accepted their responsibility in a ceremony at Maryborough RSL and committed to keep the community safe through the...