National Corrections Day Honours and Awards recipients

A number of medals and awards were presented as a part of the National Corrections Day celebration on Friday.

Remember, there are regular calls for award nominations throughout the year – so make sure you help us celebrate great work by nominating your colleagues who are going above and beyond.

Here is the full list of winners. Congratulations, everyone!

Corrections Day Awards

Promoting a culture of safety: People Capability Command

The award is presented in recognition of their commitment to officer safety through the development and support of processes to respond to industrial and workplace incidents. Accepted by Superintendent Cathy Chee.

Supt Cathy Chee stands between Commissioner Peter Martin and Deputy Commission James Koulouris

Supt Cathy Chee accepts the award for Promoting a Culture of Safety on behalf of People Capability Command.

Promoting a Culture of Excellence: The Logan City Youthful Client Management Project Team

The project team is being recognised for its work in building trust within the community and reducing barriers between young clients and law enforcement agencies.

Accepted by Acting Supervisor Logan Community Corrections, Kirsty Hanley

Promoting a Culture of Empowerment: Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre – parkrun

The centre is being recognised for implementing parkrun into the Women’s Estate, promoting the health and wellbeing of the prisoners, providing the chance to build positive relationships between officers and prisoners, and giving prisoners a sense of community and self-worth.

Accepted by CCO Stacey Blume.

CCO Stacey Blume with Commissioner Peter Martin

CCO Stacey Blume accepts the award for Promoting a Culture of Respect from Commissioner Peter Martin APM on behalf of Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre for the introduction of parkrun.

Promoting a Culture of Respect: Acting Transitional Project Manager, Emily Henderson

Emily is being recognised for her effective and efficient delivery of high-quality psychological services in correctional centres by leading, mentoring and empowering a multi-disciplinary team and its development, while modelling a positive workplace culture and providing exceptional support and empathy to officers and prisoners.

Deputy Commissioner Paul Stewart with Commissioner Peter Martin

Deputy Commissioner Paul Stewart APM accepts the award for Promoting a Culture of Respect from Commissioner Peter Martin APM on behalf of Emily Henderson.

Promoting a Culture of Accountability: Operational Performance Review Team

The Operational Performance Review Team is being recognised for their commitment and dedication to the development of the Organisational Performance Framework and implementation of the OPR process, an active, outcomes-based performance model to support operational areas identify and implement improvements.

Accepted by Principal Advisor, Operational Performance, Data Analytics and Reporting Group, Gary Wilson

Deputy Commissioner James Koulouris, Gary Wilson and Commissioner Peter Martin

Principal Advisor Gary Wilson accepts the award for Promoting a Culture of Accountability from Deputy Commissioner James Koulouris and Commissioner Peter Martin APM.

Honours and Awards (These medals will be presented to the recipients at dedicated events in coming weeks)

Commissioner’s Medal for Bravery: Custodial Correctional Officer Kyle Patrech BM

CCO Kyle Patrech was awarded the Commissioner’s Medal for Bravery for his intervention during a domestic violence incident in 2018. Kyle put his own safety at risk to protect the life of a woman who was the victim of domestic violence.

Using his training as a Custodial Correctional Officer, Kyle disarmed and detained the person until police arrived.

Commissioner’s Certificate of Acknowledgement: Jaki Patrech

Jaki is recognised for her actions in the same incident of domestic and family violence.

Her instincts, quick thinking and bravery likely assisted in saving the life of the victim.

Commissioner’s Medal for Excellence for leadership: Assistant Commissioner, Central and Northern Region Command, Peter Shaddock

Assistant Commissioner Shaddock is awarded the Commissioner’s Medal for Excellence for his exceptional, compassionate and invaluable leadership.

Mr Shaddock’s unwavering commitment to the wellbeing of officers of all ranks, divisions and commands makes him a role model for leaders throughout QCS.

The award is presented in recognition of his empathy and care for minority groups, vulnerable prisoners, and substantially improving conditions for those incarcerated across Queensland.

Commissioner’s Meritorious and Ethical Service Medal: Assistant Commissioner, Specialist Operations, Sarah Hyde

Assistant Commissioner Hyde is recognised for her professionalism, exceptional leadership and commitment to community safety.

Assistant Commissioner Hyde prides herself on building collaborative partnerships with academics and external stakeholders to advance workforce capability and improve the professional practices of her workforce.

Ms Hyde embodies the QCS values and leads a diverse and committed workforce who individually and collectively make a significant contribution to community safety through Community Corrections.

Commissioner’s Meritorious and Ethical Service Medal: Assistant Commissioner, Community Corrections, Samantha Newman

Assistant Commissioner Newman is awarded the Commissioner’s Meritorious and Ethical Service Medal for her passionate, dynamic and innovative leadership within corrections.

The award is presented in recognition of her clinical and operational expertise, and steadfast commitment to improving outcomes for prisoners and offenders across Queensland.

Ms Newman is a strong, positive and influential leader who inspires all officers to be high performing and innovative professionals.

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal: Community Corrections Supervisor, the late Sarah Sullivan (nee Bishop)

This medal is posthumously awarded to Sarah for her career in QCS, which began in 2009 as an Administration Officer.

During her time in QCS, Sarah expanded her knowledge in many roles, including Senior Case Manager and most recently as Supervisor, across the Roma, Charleville and Toowoomba offices.

Sarah was a much-loved and admired member of the Southern Region team for over 10 years.

Sarah is survived by her husband Clint and their four children.

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