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Maui Recruitment Opens for Adult Corrections Officers

May 9, 2017, 8:19 AM HST
* Updated May 9, 8:22 AM
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New corrections officers taking their oath. (5.5.17)

The Department of Public Safety is currently looking for individuals on all islands, interested in becoming an adult corrections officer.

Statewide Adult Correction Officer Recruitment is open on the Department of Human Resources and Development website at the following direct links: Maui Job Posting; Oʻahu Job Posting; Kauaʻi Job Posting; Hawaiʻi Island Job Posting.

To qualify, applicants must meet all requirements listed on DRHD’s webpage. Applicants must be a high school graduate or have a GED. They must also have one year of responsible work experience which shows that the applicant possesses the ability to relate effectively with people in following the instructions of a supervisor and giving or exchanging information.

On Friday, the Department of Public Safety welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony held at the Hale Koa Hotel in Honolulu. Forty-seven recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Recruit Class 17-01 training and will begin their careers as correctional officers in facilities across the state.

Four of the recruits from the recent graduating class will be assigned to the Maui Community Correctional Center.

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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), mental health, first aid, firearms, and self-defense tactics.

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“As this hard working class embarks on a career of public service, they will soon learn that the task of protecting inmates, staff, visitors and ultimately the community, is a challenging, yet rewarding one,” said Training Sergeant-in-Charge Jesus Benitez. “These men and women now have the knowledge and training to be successful in their new career.”

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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