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How many gangs are in your facility?


OCCD: 3 or 4 active. Representatives of atleast 50. 80% of those who rep are posers, though. Lots of fakes...
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The road to safety: Solutions to staff division

by Joe Bouchard and Tracy Barnhart

I believe that staff division is easy and staff unity is hard to do. But, I think that realism is important. Like contraband control, we will never eradicate all possible problems that vex our profession. But we are in a better position if we can mitigate the problems. That said, I think that one of the best mindsets to achieve this is what I call the mission statement mentality. Every one of us in corrections has a part in safety for staff, offenders, and the public. Each agency mission statement highlights the importance of safety...
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Operates the jail’s electronic security system using a control console allowing movement in and out of the jail as well as within the jail... full job posting

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    Nov 29 - Dec 04, 2009
    Juvenile Probation Officer Basic is a forty (40) hour workshop for the new probation officer (1 day to 1 year). Participants will experience simulations, role plays, and group practices.

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