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PSD NEWS RELEASE: 2016 graduation ceremony held for new class of adult correctional officers

Posted on Apr 8, 2016 in Latest Department News

2016 CORRECTIONAL OFFICERSHONOLULU – The Department of Public Safety (PSD) today welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony held at the Hawaii Okinawa Center in Waipahu. Twenty-seven (27) recruits from Basic Corrections Recruit Class (BCRC) 16-01 graduated from training and will begin their careers as correctional officers in facilities across the state.

BCRC is a 9-week training that includes 360 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), firearms, self-defense tactics, and physical exercise.

“These individuals chose a unique and challenging career path. The job of a corrections officer in a prison or jail is one of the toughest jobs anyone can do, but it can also be rewarding too,” says Sergeant Dzuong Le, BCRC Sergeant in Charge. “As corrections officers we are held to a higher standard. I know these men and women have what it takes to hold up that standard with professionalism, integrity and fairness.”
All incoming classes receive recruit field training along with basic corrections training.  That means, during the final weeks of training, they go into the facility and begin their job with the guidance of their training sergeants.

The 27 graduates have been assigned to the following correctional centers/facilities:

Oahu Community Correctional Center              7

Maui Community Correctional Center               6

Women’s Community Correctional Center         4

Halawa Correctional Facility                             4

Hawaii Community Correctional Center             3

Waiawa Correctional Facility                            2

Kulani Correctional Facility                               1


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Pictures included in this news release:

BCRC 16-01 Class picture

Graduates Oath of Duty


Toni Schwartz
Public Information Officer
Hawaii Department of Public Safety
Office: 808-587-1358
Cell: 808-683-5507
[email protected]