Officer injured at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre
Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm that a custodial correctional officer was injured as a result of an interaction with a prisoner this morning at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre.
The prisoner, who was agitated after returning to the detention unit from a case conference suddenly swung a fist at the officer, who managed to dodge the worst of the punch.
He received broken skin on his neck, however, and injured a finger while restraining the prisoner after the incident. The officer received medical attention at the centre, and left the centre for the remainder of his shift.
The matter will be referred to the Corrective Services Investigation Unit.
Prisoners who assault officers may face additional criminal charges and further prison time. They are also subject to internal disciplinary processes, including loss of privileges.
Unfortunately from time to time our officers are required to put themselves in harm’s way to ensure the safety and security of the community. We are thankful for their commitment, and for the important role they play in making Queensland safer for all of us.
Every day our officers interact with the most challenging and complex people in our society.
Officer safety is Queensland Corrective Services’ absolute priority. Every officer deserves to go home safely at the end of shift.
When an officer is injured on duty, QCS is committed to supporting the officer and their family while they recover.