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 Winter welcomed the General-Purpose dogs and their handlers to the centre, boosting the security of the centre and officer safety.

GP Dog Justice

“Safety is our absolute priority, and the dogs and their handlers play a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of our centre, and protecting our officers,” Ch. Supt. Winter said.

“The training the dogs received will ensure they are ready to take on the challenges of working in a dynamic correctional environment every day, providing an emergency response to support our officers in potentially dangerous situations.

“The very high standard our handlers have achieved is a testament to their efforts and commitment,” Ch. Supt. Winter said.

GP Dog Yager

The training the dogs received includes obedience, agility, offender apprehension, tracking, intruder detection, property searches and operational deployment strategies.

Maryborough Correctional Centre recently begun a recruitment campaign to fill 50 permanent, secure full-time positions for locals or those wanting to more to the Wide Bay area.

Ch. Supt. Winter said anyone looking for a meaningful career with an opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives should apply.

“We are looking for good communicators who want an excellent work life balance to enjoy the Wide Bay area,” Ch. Supt. Winter said.

“We have had a great response so far but we are still looking for potential custodial correctional officers to join our ranks.

The first 10-week paid, onsite training course starts in January next year for 25 trainees and a second in April.

For more information on how to apply, visit corrections.qld.gov.au



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