What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Correctional Officer in Chester:
"Are you sure?"
Figure out if this is something you really want almost immediately. It is a great stepping stone to other opportunities but there are risks you face daily. If you are not a strong willed individual you can get consumed. This is not for the faint at heart or the extremely meek. Dealing with convicts who are very manipulative can cause you grief and trouble if you don't possess the proper mindset.
Correctional Officer in Providence:
Be yourself. Don't let the actions of others dictate what kind of officer you are. Be fair, firm and consistent. Treat people like people.
Correctional Officer in Milton:
The first thing and most important advice I can share with new Correctional officers is for them to never lose their integrity. To always try to show respect to those around and be careful to not be so quick to judge, but learn to listen and give the best advice or show those in need of direction the best path to take to achieve their goals.