The QCS Dog Squad Complex is responsible for training general purpose (GP) security dogs and passive alert drug detection (PADD) dogs and handlers. It also offers further development programs for dog squad staff.

Dog squads are attached to high security correctional centres and enhance security, maintain support and provide external responses to emergencies to all high and low security correctional centres.

Dog Squad Trainer, Darran Greenall is currently conducting a 12 week GP training course with handlers from centres across the state, including Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre and Maryborough Correctional Centre.

Pictured above: Handlers James Somerville, Paul Sim, Jason Carlyle, Trainer, Darran Greenall and handler Peter Mackenzie at the Dog Squad Complex.

One of the trainee GP dogs from the current course.

A PADD dog at the complex.