Women Correctional Officers

Get new comments by email
You can cancel email alerts at anytime.
Comments (1 to 50 of 55)
Page:   1  2  Next »   Last »

S Martin in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

53 months ago

Thanks for the replys. I really appreciate them. I'm sure I will do well on the physical and written test but the actual job is the real challenge which I'm always up for. Hopefully more women will chime in with there experiences.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (37) / No (9) Reply - Report abuse

Towanna Britt in Enterprise, Alabama

51 months ago

I am interested in becoming a correctional officer here in Enterprise, Alabama. I was wondering would anyone happen to know what type of push-ups are required for the physical part of the exam? If so could you please give me some pointers on getting myself up to the point to do male push-ups because I can't do them really good, but i can do the female push-ups and I really want to apply for a job with the alabama department of corrections

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (63) / No (15) Reply - Report abuse

desibabe in Conrad, Montana

51 months ago

I have an second interview comming up this week and was woundering will there be a third interview or will this one be the one that gets me the job? also what about the background checking and the credit checking my credit is less than perfic will this affect my getting the job...i am sure i have nothing on my background other than a trafic violation so i should be ok on that? help ease some of my mind from some of these questions!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (41) / No (10) Reply - Report abuse

desibabe in Conrad, Montana

51 months ago

I have an second interview comming up this week and was woundering will there be a third interview or will this one be the one that gets me the job? also what about the background checking and the credit checking my credit is less than perfic will this affect my getting the job...i am sure i have nothing on my background other than a trafic violation so i should be ok on that? help ease some of my mind from some of these questions! it a CCA company!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (14) / No (4) Reply - Report abuse

girl c.o. in Raleigh, North Carolina

51 months ago

I have only seen Federal Prisons check credit not state prisons, feds can be more particular about who they hire because they are federal government and there arent as many federal prisons as there are state facilities. You should be fine with just the traffic violation, good luck! As far as the interviews, I only had one before a 3 person panel.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (13) / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

desibabe in Conrad, Montana

51 months ago

Well I made it through the Second interview...now how long should i wate to call back to see what happing? they told me that the training starts in a few weeks and I should hear back form them by then...should i wate or call i am in needof a job and am looking eles where also so i need to find out yes or no so i can move on! what do i do? any suggestions?

and will faxing them a thank you letter help with there diction? oh and if it helps the company that is hireing me i CCA

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (7) / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

Rob Hurd in Arcade, New York

50 months ago

theres nothing wrong with calling back and "inquiring" as to your standing, and as far as females working in prison, it's not as bad as you may think and since you're a female, statistically you're drastically less likely to be assaulted on the job due to the simple fact that when the men get there they will most likely kick this guys teeth down his throat, it's a grimey job and i'd be a liar if i tried to sugar coat it.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (9) / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

NC1972 in Greensboro, North Carolina

50 months ago

I was wondering if there are any CO's in NC who could possibly give me some advice. I have taken my exams and should know in about a week if I passed or not, my question is, if I do get to advance to an interview are there any tips as to passing it. I have a hard time with interviews and choke most of the time. Also what is the physc. exam like. I appreciate any help that you can give. Thanks

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (6) / No (3) Reply - Report abuse

desibabe in Conrad, Montana

50 months ago

iam not form NY but here you go: tips for inter views just be yourself were something really nice dress to impress as they say. if you get stumped on question just puse and take a deep breath. they ask you things like why do you think you be good a this postion give them soming to chew on use any past experances you can think of any(you could say you are looking for a career) not a job. or maybe your personality..they will ask you other question like what would you do if you saw a nother officer do something that is not protocall what would you do? Go to your superviser the is a chain of comand in these places, when in question go to a superviser! hope this helps there are some places to look on the net that will give you some answers too...and good luck

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (6) / No (3) Reply - Report abuse

upcomingkl in Saint Louis, Missouri

50 months ago

Does anyone know what to expect for the Missouri State video exam for Corrections Officer I? I have taken the exam for youth specialist but my real interest is in adult corrections. I am scheduled for the exam on March 6, 2010. Any hints would be great.

Thanks!!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (4) / No (6) Reply - Report abuse

jajuan in Gadsden, Alabama

47 months ago

Towanna Britt in Enterprise, Alabama said: I am interested in becoming a correctional officer here in Enterprise, Alabama. I was wondering would anyone happen to know what type of push-ups are required for the physical part of the exam? If so could you please give me some pointers on getting myself up to the point to do male push-ups because I can't do them really good, but i can do the female push-ups and I really want to apply for a job with the alabama department of corrections

they make u do male push ups

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (3) / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

jajuan in Gadsden, Alabama

47 months ago

they make u do male push ups

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (2) / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Tom in Gadsden, Alabama

47 months ago

jajuan in Gadsden, Alabama said: they make u do male push ups

hey jajuan...I see your in Gadsden to....I'm taking the test next week in Bessemer @ donaldson cf...is there usually a big pool of applicants to compete with?

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (2) / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Lynn in Gardendale, Alabama

45 months ago

Army Vet here of four years, seriously thinking about becoming a CO. Although I need to get back into shape I am good in all other areas requested. Any info would be appreciated!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

joshpeli in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

44 months ago

Lynn in Gardendale, Alabama said: Army Vet here of four years, seriously thinking about becoming a CO. Although I need to get back into shape I am good in all other areas requested. Any info would be appreciated!

First of all! If you want to be a correctional officer, it doesnt matter how tough you are. The question you should be asking yourself, is can i use attributional thinking and not think of them as pieces of crap just because they committed a crime, or are of a different race then you. Being a C.O. isn't about how tough you are and whos ass you can kick. It is part of it, but a small percentage. If you want to work in a prison, you should almost think of yourself as a Criminal Profiler. being able to think and understand them, will get you a whole lot further then your muscles!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (17) / No Reply - Report abuse

LadyCunningham in Topeka, Kansas

43 months ago

Hello,
I was hoping to get a job with KBI but the position has filled so I am applying for a CO position, I was wondering if anyone knew of any practice test as well as what is on the psychical portion of testing in Kansas thank you in advance.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (6) / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

tmoles in Dacula, Georgia

40 months ago

Can anyone tell me how long it takes to become a corrections officer in Gwinnett County? (Georgia) I am a 33 year old female interested in becoming a corrections officer.. Any help anyone? I took the first step and filled out the application and am now waiting for a reply.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (23) / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

Tmole in Dacula, Georgia

40 months ago

Can anyone tell me how long it takes to become a CO in Lawrenceville,GA? I am a 33 year old womoan interested in this career and have taken the first step in filling out the application. Currently waiting for a reply.. Any help for what to expect would be greatly appreciated! :)

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (8) / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

sweetnz in Highland Park, Michigan

39 months ago

Towanna Britt in Enterprise, Alabama said: I am interested in becoming a correctional officer here in Enterprise, Alabama. I was wondering would anyone happen to know what type of push-ups are required for the physical part of the exam? If so could you please give me some pointers on getting myself up to the point to do male push-ups because I can't do them really good, but i can do the female push-ups and I really want to apply for a job with the alabama department of corrections

Hi i was wondering if you got the answer u was looking for. I am interested in becoming a CO also and i wanted to know what was the physical test like and what type of questions were ask on the interview. If u can help i would appreciate it. thx

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (2) / No Reply - Report abuse

HonestTea in Greencastle, Indiana

38 months ago

One of the most encouraging details I've noticed asserted in these posts is that it is more beneficial to rely upon one's mind before one's muscles.

I am graduating this May with a degree in English Writing and am seriously considering applying to be a CO. I could become a teacher, or a waitress with some effort, or I could get my old job back selling nail kits and skin care but I am eager for a job where I feel my talent with people and words is doing good. My hope is to work a few years as a CO and then complete further schooling so that I would be qualified to work with inmates on more of a rehabilitation level. (Anyone know of any specific positions within correctional facilities that rehabilitate?)

I am 5'3" and 122 lbs, not waify, but also not incredibly built (mostly just left over muscle from high school sports).
How strenuous is a physical test?

In your all's opinion, do you feel that I still have a legitimate chance to be a CO? I feel that what I lack in brawn, I make up for in emotional intelligence. I am very good at judging the relationships between individuals and am well prepared in communication.

Also, my final question: How do you feel about the company called "Secure Staffing" at www.1stsecurestaffing.com ?

Is this a good company to get involved with? To begin a career as a CO with?

Thank you so much for your help!

I am not talking to my family or friends about this until I am sure I am doing it. I know there is going to be a lot of scowls. :)

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (7) / No Reply - Report abuse

Hey_you_CO in Albuquerque, New Mexico

37 months ago

I am a 28 year old female. I have been a correctional officer in the state of NM for approximately 3 years. I have been wanted to move to NC for a change in environment. I would like to know how hard it is to get hired in the state correction department? Thank you for you help.
PS Any female can be a correctional officer. It is not the size or strength that counts. I worked with so many people that had the size and strengeth, but had no brains. It is more of a mental challenge. Inmates love to play head games. They test every CO male or female with intimidation and kindness.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (15) / No (3) Reply - Report abuse

HonestTea in Greencastle, Indiana

37 months ago

How encouraging!

Brains over brawn!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (2) / No Reply - Report abuse

depressed in Troy, Ohio

35 months ago

S.Martin in Tuscaloosa, Alabama said: I've every interested in becoming a corrections officer. I'm a strong women who can handle her own and can be prety tough when I need to be. How hard is it for women to become correction officers and how tough is the job? Or if for the guys, how is it working with women officers?

If you ever plan on become a corrections office do not plan on being married or being with a "partner" long. My wife and I were married for 27 years when she became a Corrections office and it changes a person for ever. I am sure that this would be OK for some people but in her case in has been a Jerkyl and Hyde where she has had 4 adulterouse afairs in as many years. Before anyone makes the statement about the marriage, as long as she was away from work she was fine our marriage was fine so think about it a long time because it is more than just a job it is a life style, a click.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (6) / No (3) Reply - Report abuse

s6a2m28 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

35 months ago

depressed in Troy, Ohio said: If you ever plan on become a corrections office do not plan on being married or being with a "partner" long. My wife and I were married for 27 years when she became a Corrections office and it changes a person for ever. I am sure that this would be OK for some people but in her case in has been a Jerkyl and Hyde where she has had 4 adulterouse afairs in as many years. Before anyone makes the statement about the marriage, as long as she was away from work she was fine our marriage was fine so think about it a long time because it is more than just a job it is a life style, a click.

That's stupid to write something like this in a public forum. It is people who cheat, lie and steal...not careers. She was just not a trustworthy, loyal woman who was probably cheating on you the entire time. Being a correctional officer doesn't change our core fundamentals as individuals...

Tough jobs require even more committed, loving, trusting relationships to be able to stand out the rough times but it is possible with the right partner.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (18) / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

MobileME in Sacramento, California

34 months ago

As a Correctional Officer in Calif. I have noticed that once a very nice looking woman Correctional Officer has an easier time at getting a management assigned post than a man or a woman that is working harder and is beauty challenged.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (4) / No Reply - Report abuse

maewestmiami in Shelby, North Carolina

33 months ago

I'm 30 yr old female,who's completed the process is waitin on BCO training on the 11th
I can honestly say that it was not a hard process and I bought the Barrons CO Exam book n it helped me alot.
I was able to answer my 3ppl panel ?s effectively n honestly,u have 2 remember that its not only what u think is right,BUT ur attitude n the way u carry urself bc I was not even nervous, iNSIDER, there's like same 10-12 ?s that r on a pre-printed paper askn u random ?s like, ex: if some1 u knew were 2 b institutionalized where u wk, what wud u do?! Now u know 2 tell someone bc u dont want 2 b thought of a sneaky or nonchalant bout things like that.
oh n if u have skeletons n your closet do NOT hide them bc they go thru EVERYTHING during ur background, its like ur transcript 4 life,LOL, so dont bother 2 apply, oh n the psychological test is nothn more than a damn booklet of over 300 statements that u answer T/F n if u do have 2 c the psychologist then u do not need 2 b a CO bc its all common sense, ex: when I'm sad I like 2 drink or smoke marijuana, CLEARLY u answer F, come on ppl, its easy NOT bc I'm a female but bc I did a lil research, studied, and had faith in myself plus it feels good when the Institution of your choice, finally call and ask, "what size shoe do you wear?!" ....NC CO process took exactly 2 months for testn, screening, such and paperwork 2 cum bk Satisfactory n I only had 2 wait 1 month 2 report 4 duty...gud luck 2 all n if u have n e additional ?s I can help with feel free to hit me up

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (15) / No (4) Reply - Report abuse

maewestmiami in Shelby, North Carolina

33 months ago

Hey_you_CO in Albuquerque, New Mexico said: I am a 28 year old female. I have been a correctional officer in the state of NM for approximately 3 years. I have been wanted to move to NC for a change in environment. I would like to know how hard it is to get hired in the state correction department? Thank you for you help.
PS Any female can be a correctional officer. It is not the size or strength that counts. I worked with so many people that had the size and strengeth, but had no brains. It is more of a mental challenge. Inmates love to play head games. They test every CO male or female with intimidation and kindness.

Tanks 4 the insight bc I start n NC n 4 days LOL but every1 who knows me says my attitude n how I carry myself, I'd be ok n well respected n I was also told by previous inmates that the oNLY thing that I should never ever do is BRING my personal problems 2 work bc even tho they r n jail, u shudn take out ya frustrations on them bc you havin a bad day....

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (2) / No (4) Reply - Report abuse

Anonymous in Baldwin, New York

31 months ago

Rob Hurd in Arcade, New York said: theres nothing wrong with calling back and "inquiring" as to your standing, and as far as females working in prison, it's not as bad as you may think and since you're a female, statistically you're drastically less likely to be assaulted on the job due to the simple fact that when the men get there they will most likely kick this guys teeth down his throat, it's a grimey job and i'd be a liar if i tried to sugar coat it.

I'm a 35 yr-old female in New York who is contemplating taking the correctional officer exam. I have friends who are cops in NY that are telling me that this is a horrible and dangerous job, especially for a female. I have a Bachelors Degree in criminal justice and I would like to go back to school for my Masters in criminal justice. I'm very interested in gaining experience in corrections and hopefully my education will allow me to move up the ranks. I am currently workind at a law firm as a legal secretary. Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (2) / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

lauren in Hickory, North Carolina

30 months ago

maewestmiami in Shelby, North Carolina said: I'm 30 yr old female,who's completed the process is waitin on BCO training on the 11th
I can honestly say that it was not a hard process and I bought the Barrons CO Exam book n it helped me alot.
I was able to answer my 3ppl panel ?s effectively n honestly,u have 2 remember that its not only what u think is right,BUT ur attitude n the way u carry urself bc I was not even nervous, iNSIDER, there's like same 10-12 ?s that r on a pre-printed paper askn u random ?s like, ex: if some1 u knew were 2 b institutionalized where u wk, what wud u do?! Now u know 2 tell someone bc u dont want 2 b thought of a sneaky or nonchalant bout things like that.
oh n if u have skeletons n your closet do NOT hide them bc they go thru EVERYTHING during ur background, its like ur transcript 4 life,LOL, so dont bother 2 apply, oh n the psychological test is nothn more than a damn booklet of over 300 statements that u answer T/F n if u do have 2 c the psychologist then u do not need 2 b a CO bc its all common sense, ex: when I'm sad I like 2 drink or smoke marijuana, CLEARLY u answer F, come on ppl, its easy NOT bc I'm a female but bc I did a lil research, studied, and had faith in myself plus it feels good when the Institution of your choice, finally call and ask, "what size shoe do you wear?!" ....NC CO process took exactly 2 months for testn, screening, such and paperwork 2 cum bk Satisfactory n I only had 2 wait 1 month 2 report 4 duty...gud luck 2 all n if u have n e additional ?s I can help with feel free to hit me up

Hi~ I have been trying to find a post by someone from NC...finally!
Well, I passed the initial testing, and now have been called in for an interview. I was wondering what to expect (being a female) during the interview and for the physical? I have a criminal justice degree (2yr) and have worked as a licensed private investigator. ANY tips would be extremely appreciated!!

Thanks!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

lauren in Hickory, North Carolina

30 months ago

maewestmiami in Shelby, North Carolina said: I'm 30 yr old female,who's completed the process is waitin on BCO training on the 11th
I can honestly say that it was not a hard process and I bought the Barrons CO Exam book n it helped me alot.
I was able to answer my 3ppl panel ?s effectively n honestly,u have 2 remember that its not only what u think is right,BUT ur attitude n the way u carry urself bc I was not even nervous, iNSIDER, there's like same 10-12 ?s that r on a pre-printed paper askn u random ?s like, ex: if some1 u knew were 2 b institutionalized where u wk, what wud u do?! Now u know 2 tell someone bc u dont want 2 b thought of a sneaky or nonchalant bout things like that.
oh n if u have skeletons n your closet do NOT hide them bc they go thru EVERYTHING during ur background, its like ur transcript 4 life,LOL, so dont bother 2 apply, oh n the psychological test is nothn more than a damn booklet of over 300 statements that u answer T/F n if u do have 2 c the psychologist then u do not need 2 b a CO bc its all common sense, ex: when I'm sad I like 2 drink or smoke marijuana, CLEARLY u answer F, come on ppl, its easy NOT bc I'm a female but bc I did a lil research, studied, and had faith in myself plus it feels good when the Institution of your choice, finally call and ask, "what size shoe do you wear?!" ....NC CO process took exactly 2 months for testn, screening, such and paperwork 2 cum bk Satisfactory n I only had 2 wait 1 month 2 report 4 duty...gud luck 2 all n if u have n e additional ?s I can help with feel free to hit me up

Can you tell me what to expect at the physical? I am a female as well, and have my interview next friday......thanks

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Katelynn in Chester, Pennsylvania

30 months ago

I want to become a CO for Philadelphia area. I am 21 and to believe very head strong. I am active but not as "in shape" or "ripped" like i feel they should be? I dont really know how to go about becoming one also. Im in medical now and it is just not for me i have always wanted to work in the prison systems i have a passion for it feel. Anyone have any suggestions or tip please feel free to let me know! Thanks!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

heatherlf84 in Lanse, Michigan

29 months ago

S.Martin in Tuscaloosa, Alabama said: I've every interested in becoming a corrections officer. I'm a strong women who can handle her own and can be prety tough when I need to be. How hard is it for women to become correction officers and how tough is the job? Or if for the guys, how is it working with women officers?

Just remember its a mans world. I have been there and done that not a good idea.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (2) / No Reply - Report abuse

Rosa in Riverside, California

29 months ago

Hi I'm 20 years old and very interested in becoming a Correctional Officer in Ca. When I was about 15 I was caught shoplifting. I finish my community service but fail to go to a petty theft class and show up to court. Now five years later I would give anything to have handle the matter differently and fail to exponge it from my record. Would this hurt my chances of becoming a correctional oficer? How do I go about looking up how to pay the fine or the current status of that incident?

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Haley in Grand Prairie, Texas

29 months ago

I am a female correctional officer in Texas. They will make you do as many male push ups as you can. It is a test called PAT, which is a physical training exercise. It is a point system and you need 75 to pass. I suck as push ups so I made up my points in other parts of the test. They will make you do: pushups, situps, squats, carry a 40 pound weight for a certain amount of feet, climb a ladder 5 steps up and down repetitively to test for vertigo, run 1/3-1/2 mile(basically a large city block within 3 minutes, they will alow 5 minutes max but you will recieve less points). The interview process is quite simple. The jails and prisons actually hire more women than men now than before especially in Texas. The interview they will ask things to you sch as: How well do you deal with people cussing in your face and threatening you? If you saw a coworker having sex/trading things with an inmate, what would you do? It is common sense to tell your supervisor if rules/policies are broken. This is not some kind of job where you can just quit or be fired if you are caught being friendly with an inamte. You will go to prison because it is a state/federal job depending where you work. As long as you do your job you should have no issues. You go in and wok and remember at the end of the day you can go home and not them so dont let the inmates bother you. They are really nothing like the movies. Do not fear them and be fair and consistent....fair is the key word in order to gain compliance and respect. I wish you all luck.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (15) / No Reply - Report abuse

Haley in Grand Prairie, Texas

29 months ago

Rosa in Riverside, California said: Hi I'm 20 years old and very interested in becoming a Correctional Officer in Ca. When I was about 15 I was caught shoplifting. I finish my community service but fail to go to a petty theft class and show up to court. Now five years later I would give anything to have handle the matter differently and fail to exponge it from my record. Would this hurt my chances of becoming a correctional oficer? How do I go about looking up how to pay the fine or the current status of that incident?

yes, you will need to get paperwork from the court saying your case was dropped. They might hire you under a special incident, but chances are slim. Really all you can have is a misdemeanr, no felonies and no assault charges at all! Hope that helps.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No Reply - Report abuse

DENESE in Birmingham, Alabama

29 months ago

HI I'M DENESE, A 36 YEAR OLD FEMALE WHOSE ALSO LIKE MANY OF YOU WANTING TO BECOME A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER. I AM HONESTLY LOOKING FOR JOB SECURITY. I AM CURRENTLY WORKING FULL TIME AND HAVE BEEN WITH THE COMPANY FOR OVER 10 YEARS.I RECENTLY BOUGHT A NEW HOME AND AM OWNING IT FOR LESS THAN I WAS PAYING IN RENT. WHEN THE ECONOMY FALLS MY JOB IS JEOPARDIZED. I HAVE TOO MUCH TO LOOSE. I AM A SINGLE PARENT AND AM LOOKING FOR A CARREER WITH HIGH DEMANDS AND HAVE CONCLUDED THAT BEING A CO IS A SMART CHOICE. IS THERE ANYONE IN THIS AREA THAT CAN TELL ME WHAT TO EXPECT A FAR AS THE TRAINING GOES, ARE THERE ANY FITNESS BOOT CAMPS TO GET ME IN SHAPE,I AM 5'5 143 LBS AND LOVE TO GET MY HAIR AND NAILS DONE AND AM ADDICTED TO MY FALSE EYELASHES;WILL THAT BE A PROBLEM IN THIS FIELD.DO THEY OFFER WEEKEND CO POSITIONS. OR ANY PART TIME TITLES AT A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.I AM REALLY DETERMINED TO WORK HARD AT IT TO BECOME A CO. SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME THE CONS AND PROS AS A FEMALE CO, DRESS CODE AS FAR AS MAKE UP, HAIR, NAILS, LASHES ETC.ANY LADIES IN MY AREA WANTING TO WORKOUT/TRAIN TOGETHER.WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A CO AND FROM EXPERIENCE WHATS THE BET SHIFT DAY OR NIGHT, IS THIS JOB SAFE IN YOUR OPINION. DO CO CARRY WEAPONS? WHEN ARE YOU TRAINED TO CARRY ONE IS THAT IN THE TRAINING PROCESS. ANY INFO SHARED WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

DENESE in Birmingham, Alabama

29 months ago

SORRY ABOUT THE TYPO GUYS. HAVE ANYONE TRAINED OR WORKED AS A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER SINCE YOUR LAST POST?PLEASE SHARE INSITES ON TRAINING EXPERIENCES TO BECOME A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER AS WELL AS WHAT WORK WAS LIKE OR IS LIKE SINCE YOU'RE IN NOW.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Haley in Grand Prairie, Texas

29 months ago

Denise, you will carry oc gas inside the facility If you work transport which is dropping off inmates and picking them up or watching at the hospitals, you will carry a gun. You do not have to be in perfect shape but it will be very helpful to start working out to get ready for the fitness test. It is not hard whatsoever. You cant have your nails longer than a half inch and most places will have you wear your hair above the collar, a bun like me or cut it short. It is a safety feature really besides being strict military like incase an inmate tries to grab your hair, it wont hurt as bad as someone just wearing it down fully. Fake eyelashes are not a problem and the makeup is not a problem as long as it is not super heavy to wear you look like Tammy Faye lol. I see no cons in being a female officer, I just see someone being a fellow officer period. Everyone is the same in my eyes anyway. I think there are actually more pros in being a female officer than that as a male officer. You will get a backbone and courage and make good friends. There are alot of opportunities after completing a year. You can get 2 years in and be a deputy sheriff if you wanted without paying for college, you could be seargent for the prison within a year if not sooner depending on your location as well as your work ethic, demeanor, and character. Any more questions, I will try to help as best as I can. Also you will get some of the best medical benefits out there today for cheap and vacation, sick days, pto (paid time off) (I get 2 weeks vacation after my first year. I am not new in the field but am new to this facility Im at now. I am almost done with my dt class (defensive training Yayyyyy :p) and will start OJT (on the job training) all over again but it is a good field to get into. Plus bonus: Lots of overtime. You can have 60-80 hours a week if you want most of the time which is helpful for us wh hate living check to check and are constantly struggling to pay bills.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (11) / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Tish0619 in Nottingham, Maryland

28 months ago

Going on interview for corrections officer tomorrow and had a question!!! Do they test u for physical ability on the day of interview and do they do the 3 panel interview the same day????

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No Reply - Report abuse

Haley in Grand Prairie, Texas

28 months ago

no they will test you for physical test after you are hired which will probably be a week or 2 afer and it isnt too hard I mean have you seen some police or other correctional officer. It is best to get in shape because you will have a week of defensive tacts which is 5 days straight 8 hours long of nothing but working out.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

MSU Diva in Towson, Maryland

28 months ago

Tish0619 in Nottingham, Maryland said: Going on interview for corrections officer tomorrow and had a question!!! Do they test u for physical ability on the day of interview and do they do the 3 panel interview the same day????

How long did it take you to get an interview?. I'm considering moving to MD to start a career in Corrections.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No Reply - Report abuse

africe in Monroe, Georgia

28 months ago

I have applied to Gwinnett County Corrections and have been asked to attend a preliminary orientation this week. What should I expect to happen during this orientation? And, what do I need to prepare myself for physically and mentally? Also, any advice on the B-pad test?

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (3) / No Reply - Report abuse

DeNese

28 months ago

Hello are there officers on here in. Birmingham. Or near by.what are the hours like. And what facility close to pinson. Or.
Trussville. How good is the pay?
?

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No Reply - Report abuse

Justin in Salem, Oregon

27 months ago

I've always wanted to be a corrections officer. I applied for a state job, and they called me back 6 months later. The problem? I was laid off from the job I was working at when I applied for that corrections job, and decided I was tired of just having a "job". I wanted a career where I needed to be in physical top shape, considering I'm ripped, can do 87 pushups in 2 minutes, 94 situps in 2 minutes, and can run a mile in 5.20. So I went military, specifically ARMY ACTIVE DUTY. I'm scheduled to ship April 30th, 2012. So I get a call from my "dream job", and now have a dilemma to deal with. Do I request a DEP discharge from the ARMY to pursue the career I have always dreamed of? Or suck it up, bite my losses, and serve my 4 year contract? Ultimately, I have 2 fantastic choices, but this is like asking someone would they rather have chocolate or vanilla ice cream? I love both.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No Reply - Report abuse

Justin in Salem, Oregon

27 months ago

I also realize being a corrections officer isn't just about being in physical top shape. Trust me, I've done my research, even took a few classes on corrections officers. I am mentally and emotionally tough. I just love the physical aspect of most jobs, that's why I mention it. So if you feel the need to comment based on my physical desire of the job, please hold your breath. Moreso, comment on what you would do in my position. My MOS in the ARMY is 68W, healthcare specialist. There are so many positives: certifications, awards, classes, etc. I would rather not leave my wife and child for the 6 months of training...

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No Reply - Report abuse

camunki in Sandwich, Massachusetts

26 months ago

jajuan in Gadsden, Alabama said: they make u do male push ups

yes, male push ups and sits ups with hands across the chest and back coming off of the floor.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (2) / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

camunki in Sandwich, Massachusetts

26 months ago

Tish0619 in Nottingham, Maryland said: Going on interview for corrections officer tomorrow and had a question!!! Do they test u for physical ability on the day of interview and do they do the 3 panel interview the same day????

physical fitness is done on one day, the test taken prior to this is another separate day, and the 3 panel interview is on another separate day....then the full background/criminal history rigorous background check goes on.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (2) / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

kdaacrawford in Bristol, Georgia

25 months ago

Justin in Salem, Oregon said: I also realize being a corrections officer isn't just about being in physical top shape. Trust me, I've done my research, even took a few classes on corrections officers. I am mentally and emotionally tough. I just love the physical aspect of most jobs, that's why I mention it. So if you feel the need to comment based on my physical desire of the job, please hold your breath. Moreso, comment on what you would do in my position. My MOS in the ARMY is 68W, healthcare specialist. There are so many positives: certifications, awards, classes, etc. I would rather not leave my wife and child for the 6 months of training...

I have been a corrections officer since 06. Your physical well being is great but it will keep you safe in a prison. There is always someone bigger and faster. It is more of a mental game than anything else. Go millitary and I will tell you why. Most prisons give a 10 percent pay increase to former millitary. They also give out a bonus for people who speak fluent Spanish. I wish you the best but remember its a head game and nothing else.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

MSU DIva in Wayne, New Jersey

24 months ago

Tish0619 in Nottingham, Maryland said: Going on interview for corrections officer tomorrow and had a question!!! Do they test u for physical ability on the day of interview and do they do the 3 panel interview the same day????

Hi, I go for my interview april 30th on reisterstown road for the correctional officer position. I was wondering how your interview went. I would like to know if possible what questions were asked, what type of questions you asked, what did you wear and what type of feel did you get from the interview. I would also like to know if you are going through the hiring process , how long does everything take and what steps are made durong the hiring process... thank you in advance

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Tish0619 in Nottingham, Maryland

24 months ago

I'm still going through the hiring process, it wasn't really a interview, they collect applications, finger prints and questioned by a investigator. It's a group setting, then u gotta wait a few months till they call! I'm still waiting! Dress business casual!!! If u already did those things, u may be going for the panel interview , I haven't got that far!!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (2) / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Page:   1  2  Next »   Last »

» Sign in or create an account to comment on this topic.