New Correctional Officers


Fourteen recruits officially became correctional officers after graduating from Basic Corrections Recruit Class Training.  The ceremony was held at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.  The Hawaii Department of Public Safety says the training is eleven weeks and includes more than 400 hours of classroom time and physical training.  They also learn report writing, interpersonal communications, maintaining security, crisis intervention, security threat groups, mental health, first aid, firearms and self-defense tactics.