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Male user New2Corrections 10 posts

Thanks Mudflap! A week and two days to the academy!

 
Buckeye flag Mudflap 293 posts

Congrats on your new job, welcome to the Brotherhood, and welcome to the site!

 
Male user New2Corrections 10 posts

Thanks Mick,

This forum has really helped to educate me and to alleviate some of my fears. The comraderie is something that really appeals to me as I have been treated like…well…crap in my other, thankfully, former profession. Thank you once again for your warm welcome to our world.

 
Riot helmet Mick 307 posts

First off ,Welcome Brother.
As you progress in this career you will learn a lot about the Dark side of human nature. You will become harder and more cynical. And you will develop a rather dark sense of humour. But you will find a comradeship that only a few other professions have. Many of us have seen things working in prisons that if we were to write a book most civilians would think it was fiction. So again welcome to our and now your world.

 
Male user New2Corrections 10 posts

Thanks Sgt. NO for the words of wisdom. I have a lot of learning to do, but absorb I will. All the best to you.

 
Male user Sgt. NO 9 posts

Congraulations on your appoinmtent. Welcome to the Brotherhood of Corrections. Don’t worry about the lack of experience. Most of us who are in this field started with out any prior experience. Absorb as much as you can. You will retain the most important things.
Best of Luck and God Speed.

 
Flag shakey 191 posts

Oops, I’m sorry about that…. make it close to 7.

hee.hee ( thats the giggles you hear, that’ll come some time after 3 yrs)

No just kidding. hee.hee

 
Flag shakey 191 posts

And to think in about 8-10 years your going to wonder, why the hell am I still here LOL

 
Male user New2Corrections 10 posts

Hi All,
I got the official word today that my first day on the job (starting the academy) will be August 3rd. It has been a year in the making, so as many of you have said , persistence and patience has paid off.

 
Riot helmet Mick 307 posts

Best of Luck.

 
Male user New2Corrections 10 posts

I just received word that I passed my oral interview and am moving on to the background check (papers submitted) and then to the physical tests. So, I’m in the final stages of the hiring process. I’ll keep you guys and gals posted as to my progress.

 
Male user GpBoss2/1 6 posts

I am new to corrections to but i’m 6 months into it including my academy. I had no problems i had no college an had an M.I.P on my record, an as for the chemical agents the CS wasn’t that bad, the LE-10 on the other hand packs a pretty good punch. I know some of the ways corrections run vary state by state but from what i’ve experienced so far. i enjoy my career an plan to pull rank in the next yr an half.

 
Male user New2Corrections 10 posts

Thanks Mick!
I appreciate your reply and info. It’s a waiting game for me now. The interview board (two officers) said that I would contact me as to their decision either way. One officer who was on the interview board upon escorting me out of the facility said "For what it’s worth, you did very well. So I’m pretty excited to hear back.
All the best!

 
Riot helmet Mick 307 posts

When I joined many moons ago I had no experience of L.E. either and most of the folks on here were the same. So if I were you I wouldn’t worry to much about that. It depends on other factors such as how well you did in your exams and interviews. And of course your physical and psychological tests. And how many recruits they are hiring.
So best of luck. Let us know how you get on.

 
Male user New2Corrections 10 posts

I just completed the written test and oral interview for an entry level Correction Ofiicer position at a New Hampshire county jail. I am a college graduate, have a squeaky clean background (really, just one speeding ticket in 2008), but no experience in law enforcement or corrections. I have always been interested in and intrigued by corrections, and now I am going for it after 18 years as a freelancer in the television industry. For those of you who have gone through or are officers on the hiring board, what are my chances to secure this position?
Thanks all!!!!!

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