Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended, Townsville

A Custodial Correctional Officer of the Townsville Correctional Complex has been suspended pending the completion of a disciplinary process relating to an allegation of deliberately impeding the recording of CCTV footage during an incident at the centre in March, 2018.

As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct, transparency and accountability.

We expect the highest in professional and ethical behaviour from all our officers.

Our officers play a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of the community by managing some of the most challenging people in society in highly dynamic situations.

To do this effectively and humanely, it is important that their behaviour is appropriate and proportionate to the circumstances.

As the matter is subject to a confidential discipline process, it is not appropriate to comment further at this time.