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Take a Look Inside QCS officer profile

Education Officer Rufus has dedicated her career to helping others through education, and her current role which supports students in prison is one she undertakes with passion at Wolston Correctional Centre. Rufus said Education Officers work to build students up by teaching them transferrable skills, self-belief...

Prisoners help Fraser Coast prepare for storm season

Prisoners at Maryborough Correctional Centre are playing an important role in preparing the Fraser Coast for storm season, filling 5,000 sandbags to be stockpiled for use in the event of flooding in the region. General Manager of Maryborough Correctional Centre, Chief Superintendent Kris Winter said it...

Marvel-ous addition to safety in Lotus Glen community

Marvel, a 2-year-old Labrador Passive Alert Drug Detection (PADD) Dog will join the ranks of Lotus Glen Correctional Centre after graduating from training at the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Academy today. Marvel will join his colleagues at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre to sniff out contraband with...

Accidental discharge of firearm

Queensland Corrective Services is investigating the circumstances surrounding an accidental discharge of a firearm during Custodial Officer Entry Program (COEP) training yesterday which resulted in injury to a recruit. The recruit was one of four receiving live fire instruction from three firearms instructors from the QCS...

Community Corrections graduation increases community safety

Community Corrections officers across Queensland were recognised today after graduating from the Practitioner Development Program (PDP) at a ceremony at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy. Deputy Commissioner Community Corrections and Specialist Operations Sarah Hyde acknowledged the hard work of all Community Corrections officers and thanked them...

Take a Look Inside QCS officer profile

Samantha, Senior Case Manager, Mt Gravatt Community Corrections As a Senior Case Manager in Brisbane Region, Samantha specialises in helping offenders get their lives back on track through education, support and modelling pro-social behaviour. “My role focuses predominantly on offenders in the community, many of whom suffer...

Take a Look Inside QCS officer profile for Remembrance Day

Jim, Custodial Correctional Officer, Brisbane Supreme and District Courts and Brisbane Magistrates Court Remembrance Day is a special day for Custodial Correctional Officer (CCO) Jim, who spent 20 years in the Australian Army prior to joining Queensland Corrective Services. “Each year on Remembrance Day we reflect on the...

23 new officers commit to public safety

Queensland Corrective Services welcomed 23 new custodial correctional officers at a ceremony at the QCS Academy in Wacol yesterday. QCS Commissioner Paul Stewart APM congratulated and welcomed the new officers to the front line of public safety. “The 23 new officers sworn into their new roles will...

Visit restrictions for people from Goondiwindi LGA

Due to a community outbreak of COVID-19, people who have been in the Goondiwindi Local Government since October 30 will be restricted from visiting Queensland Correctional Centres until further notice. If you have been in Goondiwindi, please do not attend one of our centres until this...

MEDIA ALERT: GP Dogs Justice and Yager at Maryborough

Good morning We have two new General Purpose dogs and handlers being welcomed at Maryborough Correctional Centre this morning. GP Dogs Justice and Yager and their handlers recently graduated QCS' nationally recognised training program and are at Maryborough protecting our officers and ensuring the safety and security...