Once you complete all parts of the hiring and training process, you’ll graduate from a Corrections Officer Trainee to a fully-certified Corrections Officer (CO).
That’s where you’ll start – but it’s up to you where you want to end up!
As a Corrections Officer, there are multiple units where you can work. If you want to switch up your work environment, or learn something new, you’ll have options to gain diversified experience as a CO:
Or, you can pursue participation in one of our specialty teams:
For some, working as a Corrections Officer may be the first step to a broader career and promotional path within the Department of Corrections. As you gain experience as a CO, you may consider opportunities in these other areas:
In addition to the different units available, as a Corrections Officer you have the opportunity to seek promotions and rise through our ranks:
The Department of Corrections has many opportunities outside of law enforcement roles, including but not limited to: