Lotus Glen Centre Delta Unit competes for QCS Top Dog title
2020 has been a dog of a year, so Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) launched QCS Top Dog – a five-part series on social media showcasing the agency’s Delta Units.
The series, which began with episode one last week (26 November), shows the skills and training required to keep prisons secure and officers safe.
A call was put out earlier this year to all Delta Units across Queensland to submit videos in four categories: obedience, agility, room searching and freestyle.
The submissions will be judged by an expert panel comprising of Commissioner Peter Martin APM, Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations and previous dog handler, Gary McCahon, and Statewide Development and Standards, Dog Squad Alan Swann.
Lotus Glen Correctional Centre (LGCC) has two officers and dogs entered in the competition, Jade with General Purpose (GP) Dog Ezra and Lee with GP Dog Cato.
Jade and Ezra
General Manager, Chief Superintendent Richard Butcher said Northern Queenslanders never shied away from a challenge, and the LGCC Delta Unit was no exception.
“The officers at Lotus Glen do a remarkable job every day, and our Delta Units support that by providing a specialist response when needed to ensure the safety and security of the centre,” Chief Superintendent Butcher said.
“Our Delta Unit officers and GP and Passive Alert Drug Detection dogs are well trained and highly skilled, so I am hopeful that we will see the QCS Top Dog trophy heading to North Queensland.”
You can view the first episode and follow the competition on the QCS Facebook page.
We are currently looking for everyday Queenslanders from all walks of life to join us on the front line of public safety.
For more information about joining QCS, visit corrections.qld.gov.au/careers