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HCCC Welcomes 5 New Correctional Graduates

July 31, 2022, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated July 30, 2:07 PM
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Thirty-five recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Recruit Class 22-02 training and will begin their careers as correctional officers in facilities across the state. PC: DPS

The Department of Public Safety on Friday welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony held at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. Thirty-five recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Recruit Class 22-02 training and will begin their careers as correctional officers in facilities across the state.

“Each class comes up with their own motto. This class chose Oni Pa’a, which means steadfast, immovable, and determined. I want to congratulate this graduating class and wish them a long and steadfast career as part of the Public Safety corrections team,” said Tommy Johnson, deputy director for Corrections.

The class is a 11-week training that includes over 400 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.

The 35 have been assigned to the following jail and prison facilities:

O‘ahu Community Correctional Center 12

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Women’s Community Correctional Center 8

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Halawa Correctional Facility 7

Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center 5

Kulani Correctional Facility 2

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Maui Community Correctional Center 1

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