ARE YOU INTERESTED IN a career as a correctional officer?
Inside a prison or jail, correctional officers are the front line. As a correctional officer you will enforce rules and regulations and maintain security. Your daily activities include the supervision of inmates, search inmates for contraband, settle disputes between inmates, and enforce discipline. Correctional Officers are the eyes and ears of any institution and must report crimes and prison violations when they are committed. Do you feel up to the challenge?
What careers are possible with a correctional officer certification?
Correctional officer jobs are available at the state and county levels.
Press Release: April 1, 2016 | FDOC to Hire More Than 4,000 Correctional Officers
- The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) today announced on April 1, 2016 that the agency seeks to hire more than 4,000 correctional officers statewide before July 1, 2017 to fill existing vacancies and account for projected turnover. A career in corrections offers the unique opportunity to serve and protect our state and communities while making a positive difference in the lives of Florida’s inmates.
- In addition to the Florida Department of Corrections, companies such as, GEO and CCA hire correctional officers in Florida.
- There are 67 counties in Florida, and all have jails that need correctional officers.
Contact the Corrections Program Coordinator
850-769-1551 Ext. 5613