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post #1 of 10 Old 05-08-2013, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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National Correctional employees week

After reading the thread RIP-SLO-KLR I noticed he worked in corrections. This week is National Corrections employee week so in honor of SLO-KLR and all the other Corrections riders I say thank you.
I am now wondering how many others on KLRForum are Corrections employees. I myself am a Correctional Sergeant with the Oregon Dept. of Corrections. I started my career in Corrections at the Utah Dept. of Corrections in Draper.
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post #2 of 10 Old 05-08-2013, 01:50 PM
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I've been a CO here in Missouri going on 12 years now. Same shift, same Housing Unit the whole time. It's not a bad job if you've got the temperament for it. Pay here kinda sucks, but the benefits are pretty decent.

My wife just started at the same prison where I work as an Office Support Assistant in the Records Department. I wouldn't trade jobs with her. She seems to work much harder than I do.........



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I've been a CO here in Missouri going on 12 years now. Same shift, same Housing Unit the whole time. It's not a bad job if you've got the temperament for it. Pay here kinda sucks, but the benefits are pretty decent.

My wife just started at the same prison where I work as an Office Support Assistant in the Records Department. I wouldn't trade jobs with her. She seems to work much harder than I do.........
I agree with the trading positions. I have been with the Oregon DOC since 2001 and have enjoyed it. My wife also works at the same prison and she is our (only) payroll specialist and she works way harder then I ever do.
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I think efigalaxie's a corrections guy, but I haven't seen him on here in awhile.



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My son just started the process to work for the Kern County sherriff in corrections. Not sure what the job is they advertised for jail trainees and will take 18 year olds, he's 19. His goal is to become a LEO so hoping this would be a door into that.

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My son just started the process to work for the Kern County sherriff in corrections. Not sure what the job is they advertised for jail trainees and will take 18 year olds, he's 19. His goal is to become a LEO so hoping this would be a door into that.
I don't really know anything about law enforcement, but at his age I would say it would be a good experience if that's the field he's interested in. At least in a county jail he would be involved with law enforcement officers on a daily basis, get some idea what it's all about and get a chance to show them what he's all about. I wish him luck.



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I don't really know anything about law enforcement, but at his age I would say it would be a good experience if that's the field he's interested in. At least in a county jail he would be involved with law enforcement officers on a daily basis, get some idea what it's all about and get a chance to show them what he's all about. I wish him luck.

Thanx!

He's kinda in limbo being 19, has to be 21 to get into an academy. He's been going to community college and working in a smoothie shop! Great kid but I may be biased!

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My son just started the process to work for the Kern County sherriff in corrections. Not sure what the job is they advertised for jail trainees and will take 18 year olds, he's 19. His goal is to become a LEO so hoping this would be a door into that.
The jail is a great place to start. I was lucky enough to have a father who retired after 30 years as a city Police Officer. My brother and I (both Sergeants currently) with the State of Oregon Dept. of Corrections learned a lot from our Dad and the choice to follow into this line of work was pretty easy. The reason we both chose the state over city or County was because of sheer numbers. With the State you are pretty secure from being laid off due to budget cuts vs. smaller county and city budgets. I don't know much about other states but he may be able to become a reserve deputy or city police officer reserve even at 19. In Oregon if he was to start in Corrections or as a police Officer he would be eligible to retire at age 55 or after 20 years of service which ever were to come first. Most don't retire that early but it is a nice option.
I wish him luck. Oh and you have every right to be Bias...
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post #10 of 10 Old 05-18-2013, 05:07 AM
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I've been a Correctional Deputy for 18 years now in Sonoma County, CA. It has its good and bad days to say the least.
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