Queensland Government Media Releases

Inaugural Queensland Corrections Day launched

June 01, 2017

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services
The Honourable Mark Ryan

Inaugural Queensland Corrections Day launched

Corrective Services Minister Mark Ryan and Corrections Commissioner Mark Rallings today praised the hard-working men and women of corrections while launching the inaugural Queensland Corrections Day.

Queensland Corrections Day was established to recognise Queensland Corrective Services’ (QCS) important contribution to community safety, with the excellence awards providing an additional opportunity to acknowledge staff who go above and beyond in keeping Queenslanders safe.

Minister Ryan said he was honoured to announce the launch of the event as more than 160 staff at the QCS Divisional Excellence Awards in Brisbane gathered to celebrate the first ever Queensland Corrections Day.

“Our Corrective Services officers right across our state do a fantastic job in often very difficult and challenging environments and I thank them for what they do each and every day in ensuring the safety of Queenslanders,” Minister Ryan said.

“Since becoming Minister for Corrective Services I have made every effort to meet with corrections staff across the State, and I am impressed. I have found their level of dedication and professionalism to be of the highest standard.  

“Our corrections officers form part of our hard working frontline agencies and Queensland Corrections Day is all about highlighting the work of corrective services staff – beyond, and within, the prison walls.”

Corrective Services Commissioner Mark Rallings highlighted the work of more than 3000 frontline and support roles for the supervision and management of more than 8400 prisoners and 19,500 offenders across Queensland.

“From administration officers to policy, surveillance to custodial officers, training officers to senior case managers, I would like to take a moment to recognise the great work our staff do across Queensland,” Commissioner Rallings said.

“Our inaugural Corrections Day is about acknowledging and thanking our QCS staff, who might be your family, friends, your colleagues across government or someone you see in uniform.”