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Grad Ceremony Welcomes New Class of Correctional Officers

December 19, 2018, 4:16 PM HST (Updated December 20, 2018, 10:58 AM)
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The Hawai‘i Department of Public Safety (PSD) welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony held at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. 21 recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Recruit Class (BCRC) 18-03 training and will begin their careers as correctional officers in facilities across the state.

Graduation ceremony. Courtesy photo.

BCRC is a nine-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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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.

They have been assigned to the following jail and prison facilities:

  • Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center 4
  • Halawa Correctional Facility 6
  • Women’s Community Correctional Center 4
  • O‘ahu Community Correctional Center 3
  • Maui Community Correctional Center 2
  • Waiawa Correctional Facility 2
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