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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...

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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...

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...

Yager and Justice join the front line

GP dogs Yager and Justice join Maryborough Correctional Centre General Purpose dogs Yager and Justice and their handlers have joined the front line of public safety at Maryborough Correctional Centre after recently graduating from the QCS Academy. General Manager of Maryborough Correctional Centre, Chief Superintendent Kris...

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Jonathan, Program Delivery Officer, Specialist Operations, Far Northern Region Jonathan’s role as a Program Delivery Officer in the Far Northern Region focuses on a strong commitment to community safety. “In my role, I deliver behaviour change programs in the community, targeted mainly at violent and sexual offenders...

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Rebecca, Farm Officer, Numinbah Correctional Centre Herding cattle and driving tractors is only a small component of Rebecca’s role on the farm at Numinbah Correctional Centre. As Farm Officer, Rebecca said her primary role was supervising the women prisoners and ensuring the community is safe. “The main...

Capricornia Correctional Centre protest update

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that all prisoners involved in yesterday’s protest at Capricornia Correctional Centre are off the roof and back in cells. The last group of prisoners surrendered about 2:30am. The centre remains in total lockdown. Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations Gary McCahon and A/g Assistant Commissioner...