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Apr 18, 2013
Female user Joy 2 posts

Topic: The Club House / Women working in Corrections

Thank you for the feedback. I grew up hearing nothing but negative comments from peers and family all my life. I became a single mother at 18, my choice to leave the man haha. But Since then I have earned an AA and my BA. I live on my own, no help from the government or my family, I even moved from CA to SD where I have no family and learned to live on my own. I have a strong and positive mind set and its not like I woke up one morning and said “I want to be a cop or maybe a correctional officer” Its something that I was interested in since I was 15. My goal is to become a cop, but I also feel like i want to do more than that. Somewhere working in law enforcement but working with kids, like a school liaison officer or something similar. With all that said and your feedback, I am going to apply. Im also going to call and ask if I can shadow the job, just to get a feel of it. Hoping I can get these push ups, I feel its the only thing in my way. Thank you all again!

 
Apr 17, 2013
Female user Joy 2 posts

Topic: The Club House / Women working in Corrections

Hi, I would just like an honest opinion,
Im 23, Full Blooded Native American, Im naturally skinny, about 5’8 120lbs I live in a rather small city, Native Americans make up a huge portion on ethnicity here. I have a brother who is a police officer in CA, Im in SD. I have always had a passion on wanting to be a police officer, but i missed the application deadline, They have an opening for Correctional Officer, I am very interested in applying, My brother says go for it, When i tell people what I want to do, all i get is negative feedback, Mostly because of my small frame and size,
I have been working out to pass the physical fitness test, I can just about be sure i can do all sit ups required, Run will be easy. Push ups, my biggest challenge, I just wonder if i’m out of my league here. Right now I work in education at a middle school, but working in law enforcement is something I really want to do and succeed in.
What are some pointers I could get reguarding anything from testing to training and what to expect,
I know Corrections is a tough job, and needed for people with tough skin. I can take a challenge and surpass it. Thanks for your time! By the way, I have till Sunday the 21st to make up my mind and apply!




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