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New correctional officers help keep Brisbane communities safe

  • More than 40 Custodial Correctional Officers join the frontline of public safety
  • Officers equipped with highest level of training
  • QCS actively recruiting for a variety of roles


Queensland Corrective Services inducted 46 more Custodial Correctional Officers (CCO) to the frontline of public safety today (Wednesday 27 March) working to reduce reoffending to keep South East Queensland safe.

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Joined by family and friends, the new officers were recognised for their achievement after completing the Custodial Officer Entry Program.

The new officers will be posted to Arthur Gorrie, Brisbane, Wolston, Woodford, Borallon and Training Correctional Centres and the Escort and Security Branch in coming days.

At the ceremony, one officer was recognised with the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, while another officer received the prestigious Commissioner’s Meritorious and Ethical Service Medal.

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QCS is actively recruiting with many career paths on offer at the top tier public safety agency, including CCOs, trade instructors, dog squad officers, psychologists, counsellors, cultural liaison officers and administrative roles, all of which play a vital role in managing and rehabilitating prisoners.

Quotes attributable to Gary McCahon Deputy Commissioner, Custodial Operations QCS:

“We welcome today’s 46 new Custodial Correctional Officers to Queensland Corrective Services and thank them for their commitment to helping keep communities safe.

“Our officers are our greatest asset, and we strive to ensure they are supported as they carry out their often-unseen duties.

“Every interaction our officers have is an opportunity to address offending behaviour and to improve the vocational and life skills of prisoners, assisting in their rehabilitation and reintegration back into the community.”

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Further information:

  • Queensland Corrective Services has a careers page online. For more information and to find out how to join, head to: Careers | Queensland Corrective Services (
  • Eligible candidates who relocate from interstate or South East Queensland to Capricornia, Townsville or Lotus Glen Correctional Centres may also be eligible for a relocation assistance package up to the value of $7,000.