5 Recruit Graduates Assigned to Maui Community Correctional Center

September 3, 2016, 2:20 AM HST · Updated September 3, 2:21 AM
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Recruits taking the oath of duty during their graduation ceremony. Photo: DPS.

Recruits taking the oath of duty during their graduation ceremony. Photo: DPS.

The Department of Public Safety today welcomed a new class of 33 adult correctional officers, including five recruits who have been assigned to the Maui Community Correctional Center in Wailuku.

The graduates completed Basic Corrections Recruit Class 16-02 training and will begin their careers as correctional officers in facilities across the state with the following assignments: 9 at the Oʻahu Community Correctional Center; 5 at the Maui Community Correctional Center; 3 at the Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center; 4 at the Women’s Community Correctional Center; 2 at the Kūlani Correctional Facility; 6 at the Hālawa Correctional Facility; and 4 at the Waiawa Correctional Facility.

Recruits taking the oath of duty during their graduation ceremony. Photo: DPS.

Recruits taking the oath of duty during their graduation ceremony. Photo: DPS.

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BCRC is a 9-week training that includes 360 hours of classroom time and physical training. Recruits learn standard of conduct, professionalism and ethics, report writing, interpersonal communications, maintaining security, crisis intervention, security threat groups (gangs), firearms, self-defense tactics, and physical exercise.

“The job of a correctional officer in a prison or jail is difficult but also rewarding,” said Training Sergeant-in-Charge Dzuong K. Le. “Corrections officers are charged with protecting inmates, staff, visitors and ultimately the community. I know they have what it takes to be successful in a challenging environment.”

All incoming classes receive Recruit Field Training along with Basic Corrections Training. That means, during the final weeks of training, they go into the facility and begin their job with the guidance of their training sergeants.

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