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PSD NEWS RELEASE: PSD NEWS RELEASE – 2020 graduation ceremony held for new class of adult correctional officers.

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU – The Department of Public Safety (PSD) today welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony held at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. Fifteen (15) recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Recruit Class (BCRC) 19-02 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), mental health, first aid, firearms, and self-defense tactics.

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 fifteen (15) have been assigned to the following jail and prison facilities:

Halawa Correctional Facility                                  6
Oahu Community Correctional Center                 4
Hawaii Community Correctional Center              2
Kulani Correctional Facility                                    2
Kauai Community Correctional Center                1

You can find video on our Facebook page at

Pictured in this email: BCRC 19-02 class picture.

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