Frequently Asked Questions

Is being a Correctional Officer more dangerous for females than males?

No. As with any other law enforcement career, being a Correctional Officer can be dangerous, regardless of gender.  Officers provide public safety every day to staff, inmates, and the public, typically in a controlled environment.  Correctional Officers are highly trained in the areas of effective communication and de-escalation techniques, physical restraints and holds, laws of arrest, search and seizure, firearms, chemical agents, and extensive alarm/emergency response.  Correctional Officers respond to incidents strategically and quickly (typically within seconds).  Officers are not expected to respond alone, or engage if a situation is unsafe to do so.  Every Officer, regardless of gender, serves an important role in making this team of professionals.