New class of adult correctional officers graduate

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The Department of Public Safety welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony held Friday at the Pagoda Hotel.

Eighteen recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Training and will begin their careers as correctional officers in facilities across the state.

The recruits concluded nine weeks of training that included 360 hours of classroom time and physical training. Recruits learned 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.

All incoming classes also received Recruit Field Training, which means, during the final weeks of training, they go into the facility and begin their job with the guidance of their training sergeants.

The 18 graduates have been assigned to the following correctional centers/facilities:

Oahu Community Correctional Center………. 5

Maui Community Correctional Center……….. 6

Women’s Community Correctional Center…..2

Halawa Correctional Facility………………………3

Waiawa Correctional Facility……………………..2

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