The Transport Centre of the Department of Correctional Services, which was established in 1994 on two acres of land located at 5 Tower Street, in Kingston, is responsible for all transportation services for the Department of Correctional Services. Prior to the establishment of the Centre, the Superintendent of each institution was responsible for the vehicles assigned to the institution. However, the Department recognised the need for a centralised location that would be more cost effective for parking, refueling, repairs, servicing and general maintenance of vehicles.
The Transport Centre is responsible for the transportation of staff, inmates, goods, water or anything needed by the Department.
Transportation services include the movement of staff among the various Correctional Centres, to meetings and official functions, as well as transportation of inmates from one institution to another, or to health centres for medical check-up or treatment.
The Centre also provides transportation for stakeholders, official guests to the Department, as well as an ambulance service for sick staff, wards and inmates.
The Transport Centre is also responsible for the collection and disposal of garbage to Riverton City dump daily.
It also offers a wrecker service and operates two water trucks which are very useful in addressing water needs especially during drought.
Bulk fuel is supplied to all diesel units in the Department, while drivers of vehicles which use gasoline are assigned a card under the Advance System.