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Corrections Careers

We are seeking qualified individuals who are interested in a career in Corrections. It is essential that our officers possess the highest standard of integrity, dedication and dependability. If you want a rewarding career that challenges you, provides an exciting work experience and makes a difference in our community, then we want YOU as a part of our team! 


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Here are a couple of entry level positions to consider: 

Security Coordinator

Minimum requirements: U.S. Citizen; 18 years of age; a high school diploma or GED; and successfully pass required entry test. Security Coordinators can apply to be a Corrections Cadet once they turn 20 years of age and are able to pass the physical readiness test.  

Corrections Cadet

Minimum requirements: US. Citizen, 20 years of age, a high school diploma or GED; a valid driver’s license; and successfully pass the required entry tests which include a physical readiness test. 

After your first year as a Corrections Cadet and successful completion of the Corrections Officer Basic Academy (this will link to Academy page), you will receive your Corrections Officer license which includes a pay increase. At the end of your second year and successful completion of a promotional exam, you will become a Senior Corrections Officer with a pay increase. 

The career path in Corrections, after becoming a Senior Corrections Officer, is Corrections Sergeant and Corrections Lieutenant.   

We have many specialized units within the Corrections Bureau that will allow you to gain additional experience and training. As a Senior Corrections Officer, you are eligible to apply to be part of one of our specialized units or apply for our Basic Peace Officer Academy (this will link to Academy page).  

Some of our specialized units: 

  • Booking Intake   
  • Corrections Tactical Unit 
  • Courthouse Security 
  • Hospital Visitation Unit   
  • Marketable Skills  
  • Technology Unit 
  • Transportation 
  • Warehouse  

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