New Class of Adult Corrections Officers Graduate from Basic Corrections Training 10/6/14

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 in News Releases

Hawaii State Seal 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

NEIL ABERCROMBIE
GOVERNOR

TED SAKAI
DIRECTOR

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 6, 2014

2014 GRADUATION CEREMONY HELD FOR NEW CLASS OF ADULT CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS

 HONOLULU – The Department of Public Safety (PSD) today welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony and luncheon held at the Hale Koa Hotel. 30 recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Training (BCT).

BCT is an 8 week training that includes 440 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, firearms, self-defense tactics, and physical exercise.

“This class showed a great deal of dedication over the past 8 weeks,” says Acting Lieutenant Dawn Clemente, BCT Officer in Charge. “We have updated and modified our training curriculum to provide the most current and proven best practices used in correctional facilities around the country. This isn’t an easy job—one not only has to be a peacekeeper in the prisons and jails, but a counselor, mediator, role model, and above all else, a professional.”

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.

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

Halawa Correctional Facility                              11

Oahu Community Correctional Center            9

Kauai Community Correctional Center            7

Women’s Community Correctional Center      2

Waiawa Correctional Facility                              1

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(Pictured: 2014 class of new Adult Corrections Officers)

 Media Contact:

Toni Schwartz

Public Information Officer

Department of Public Safety

Office: 587-1358

Cell: 683-5507

[email protected]

http://hawaii.gov/psd/