October 22, 2022, 2:30 p.m. HST
The Department of Public Safety welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony held at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. A total of 13 recruits have graduated from Basic Correctional Recruit Training and will begin their careers as correctional officers at facilities across the state.
Two of the graduates were assigned to the Maui Community Correctional Center.
BCRC is an 11-week course that includes over 400 hours of classroom time and physical training. Recruits learn standards 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.
There were also four graduates each assigned to the Oʻahu Community Correctional Center and the Women’s Community Correctional Center; two at HaLawa Correctional Institution; and one at Waiawa Correctional Institution.
Photos and videos from today’s graduation can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/snr89pkvkgke7ipb6cw5z/h?dl=0&rlkey=q9m4a85bfwpd38qdeyglgxn3h
Shown in this press release: class photo BCRC 22-03