Basic Correctional Officers Academy & Guidelines

Information on how to apply to become a Correctional Peace Officer.

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Basic Correctional Officers Academy & Guidelines

Post by SADCR » June 21st, 2016, 8:38 pm

CA (SADCR-9695)



The State of San Andreas is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

An entry-level law enforcement officer responsible for protecting the public, staff, and inmates while enforcing State and Federal laws, rules and regulations. In a correctional environment, correctional peace officers are expected to model ethical behavior while facilitating rehabilitative program efforts through constructive communication. COs are required to maintain safety and security efforts to prevent escapes; respond to emergencies; supervise inmate conduct; assume an armed post and/or patrol grounds. COs are required to transport inmates; conduct criminal and administrative investigations; maintain equipment and firearms qualifications. COs are required to document any incidents per policy and procedures and perform additional duties as required. Institutions operate 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

Under supervision as a sworn essential law enforcement officer, provides the public, staff, and inmates protection by enforcing State and Federal laws and administrative regulations while supervising the conduct of inmates or parolees of a State correctional facility; and to do other related work.

Education: equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade; a high school diploma, GED equivalent, or higher.

  • Must be able to write in English fluently;
  • Must be able to use TeamSpeak 3 (having a microphone is not required);
  • Must not have received any admin punishments within the last month (30 days);
  • Must not have been recently denied from the LSPD or LSSD;
  • Must not be banned from LSPD/LSSD.
  • Must have at least one level 5 character. (The character you apply on does not have to be level 5).
  • Must have a general, usable grasp of how LS-RP operates as a community;
  • Must have a basic understanding of how the SACF functions as a roleplaying environment.

Knowledge of: Purposes and methods of discipline as applied to persons in custody; duties of a Correctional Officer; correct grammar and spelling; proper use and care of firearms; basic arithmetic.

Ability to: Control, direct, and instruct inmates or parolees individually and in groups; remember names and faces; interpret and enforce institutional rules and regulations with firmness, tact, and impartiality; read and interpret written material accurately and rapidly; write effectively; prepare accurate and objective written reports using good grammar, composition and correct spelling; promote socially acceptable attitudes and behavior of inmates or parolees; think and act quickly in emergencies; reason logically and communicate effectively; make simple arithmetic computations; correctly follow oral/written directions; accept the requirements of the Department and institution; accurately distinguish inmates and correctional staff from a tower or elevated position; accept role as authority figure; make appropriate use of disciplinary options; deal tactfully and professionally with the public, inmates, and staff; willingness to follow chain of command; climb ladders and stairwells on a routine and emergency basis; see in dim/bright light situations; operate departmental vehicles and equipment, including firearms and mobile radio; physically perform a variety of tasks including carrying accident victims and subduing combative inmates; and analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

  • Must be able to properly portray and develop a realistic character;
  • Must understand the character position within the faction;
  • Must understand the faction's objectives and role within the server.

Minimum age for appointment: 21 years.

Felony Disqualification: persons convicted of a felony are disqualified from employment as correctional officers. Such persons are not eligible to compete for, or be appointed to, positions in this class. A candidate for a correctional officer position shall be fingerprinted for search of local, State, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record.

Background Investigation: a thorough background investigation shall be be completed prior to appointment date. Persons unsuccessful in the investigation cannot be appointed as a correctional officer.

Medical Requirement: physical and psychological suitability examinations administered shall be completed prior to appointment date. Persons who are not successful in these examinations cannot be appointed as a correctional officer.

Drug Testing Requirement: applicants for positions in this class are required to pass a drug screening test.

Good physical health; sound mental and emotional condition; freedom from any physical or mental condition that would interfere with the full performance of the essential functions of the job of a Correctional Officer; trength, endurance and agility; hearing sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job; a corrected visual acuity of 20/20 or better in each eye or an uncorrected visual acuity of 20/60 or better in each eye.

Must be either a United States citizen or be a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for United States citizenship. ny permanent resident alien who is employed as a peace officer shall be disqualified from holding that position if their application for citizenship is denied.

Applicants interested in becoming a Correctional Officer must fill out a Personal History Statement.
All information disclosed in the statement needs to be truthful and accurate. Any manipulation of the facts will result in denial and may lead to the Applicant being restricted from applying for future Academies.

All Personal History Statements are to be completed in English. All date formats are to follow the format DD/MMM/YYYY (Example: 01/JAN/2019).

All fields of the Personal History Statement need to be completed. Where the answer is not applicable, do not leave blank. Instead, put 'N/A' for 'Not Applicable'.

If you have any trouble filling out a Personal History Statement, feel free to contact the Office of Peace Officer Selection for the San Andreas Department of Corrections:
By e-mail: [email protected]
By phone: 1-800-PRISON



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[aligntable=right,0,25,0,0,0,transparent][right][size=80]DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
COVER SHEET[/size][/right][/aligntable][size=80]STATE OF SAN ANDREAS
SADCR 1902 (Rev. 06/19)[/b][/size][line][/line]

[size=130][b][center]PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT[/center][/b][/size][line][/line]
[divbox=#000000][color=#FFFFFF]A. PERSONAL INFORMATION[/color][/divbox]
[list=none][b]A1.[/b] First Name: 
[b]A2.[/b] Middle Name:
[b]A3.[/b] Last Name:

[b]A4.[/b] Date of Birth: 
[b]A5.[/b] Place of Birth:

[b]A6.[/b] Gender: [-] Male [-] Female
[b]A7.[/b] Ethnicity: [-] Caucasian [-] African American [-] Hispanic [-] Middle Eastern [-] Asian [-] Other
[b]A8.[/b] Physical Description:
[list=none]Height: 0' 0'' 
Weight: 000 lbs
Hair Color: Color 
Eye Color: Color

[b]A9.[/b] Legal Address: 
[b]A10.[/b] Contact Number: 
[b]A11.[/b] Contact Email: 

[b]A12.[/b] Citizenship: [-] U.S. Citizen [-] Naturalized citizen [-] Legal alien [-] U.S. citizenship applicant [-] None of the above

[b]A13.[/b] Languages spoken: [-] English [-] Spanish [-] Japanese [-] Chinese [-] Russian [-] Korean [-] Vietnamese [-] Arabic [-] Other: [i]Specify[/i]
[divbox=#000000][color=#FFFFFF]B. LICENSE INFORMATION[/color][/divbox]
[list=none][b]B1.[/b] Licenses possessed: [-] Driver's License [-] License to Purchase a Firearm (PF License) [-] License to Carry a Concealed Weapon (CCW License)

[b]B2.[/b] Have any of the above licenses ever been suspended and/or revoked? [-] Yes [-] No
[b]B3.[/b] If yes, please explain: 

[divbox=#000000][color=#FFFFFF]C. EDUCATION[/color][/divbox]
[list=none]List your level of education and any educational institution you have attended in the forms below, including high schools, colleges, and universities. If more space is required, attach additional forms as necessary.

[b]C1.[/b] Check the boxes if you meet the requirements: [-] General Education Diploma [-] High School Diploma [-] Associate's Degree [-] Bachelor's Degree [-] Master's Degree [-] Doctorate

[b]C2.[/b] List of High School(s) attended:
[list=none]Name of High School:
Highest Grade Completed:
[b]C3.[/b] List of Colleges and Universities attended:
[list=none]Name of College/University:
Type of Degree:
Major / Area of Study: 
[divbox=#000000][color=#FFFFFF]D. EXPERIENCE AND EMPLOYMENT[/color][/divbox]
[b]D1.[/b] Employment History: List all previous employment you have had in the forms below, including self-employment, part-time and full-time jobs, temporary and volunteer work and internships. If more space is required, attach additional forms as necessary.
[list=none]Company Name:
Job Title / Rank:
Reason for leaving:
[b]D2.[/b] Have you ever been disciplined at work? [-] Yes [-] No
[b]D3.[/b] If yes, please explain: 

[b]D4.[/b] Military Service: List your military experience, including service branch, military occupational specialty (MOS) code and type of discharge received upon separation from the armed forces. If more space is required, attach additional forms as necessary.
[list=none]Have you served in the United States Armed Forces?: [-] Yes [-] No
Branch: Army / Marines / Navy / Air Force / Coast Guard
Military Occupational Specialty Code:
Type of Discharge:

[b]D5.[/b] Law Enforcement Experience: List any position held within a law enforcement agency, including civilian, non-sworn positions, and indicate the name of the agency, rank or position held and reason for separation. If more space is required, attach additional forms as necessary.
[list=none]Have you served in a law enforcement agency? [-] Yes [-] No
Name of agency:
Rank / Position:
Reason for leaving:

[divbox=#000000][color=#FFFFFF]E. CERTIFICATION[/color][/divbox]
[list=none]I certify that all the information provided by me in connection with my application, whether on this document or not, is true and complete, and I understand that any misstatement, falsification, or omission of information may be grounds for refusal to hire or if hired, termination of employment. 

I understand that as a condition of employment, I will be required to provide legal proof of authorization to work in the U.S. 

I understand that SADCR will check with law enforcement agencies for any criminal history in accordance with applicable statutes. 

I authorize any of the persons or organizations referenced in this application to give you any and all information concerning my previous employment, education, or any other information they might have, personal or otherwise, with regard to any of the subjects covered by this application, and I release all such parties from all liability from any damages which may result from furnishing such information to you.

This application for employment shall be considered active for a period of time not to exceed 14 days. Any applicant wishing to be considered for employment beyond this time period should inquire as to whether or not applications are being accepted at that time.

DATE: [i]DATE_HERE[/i][/list]
[divbox=#000000][color=#FFFFFF](( F. OOC INFORMATION ))[/color][/divbox]
[list=none][b]F1.[/b] Timezone: GMT +0

[b]F2.[/b] Screenshot of the in-game statistics (/stats) of the character you are applying with: [url=picture_url_here]ACCESS[/url]

[b]F3.[/b] List of all current characters and past character names, current levels and name of current faction:

[spoiler="Character 1."]
(CURRENT) Firstname_Lastname — Level X — Current Faction's Name
[spoiler="Character 2."]
(CURRENT) Firstname_Lastname — Level X — Current Faction's Name

[b]F4.[/b] List and link of all current and past LSRP forums accounts:
[spoiler1][list=1][*] [url=account_url_here]FORUM_ACCOUNT_NAME[/url]
[b]F5.[/b] List and link of screenshots of admin records for all characters:
[spoiler1][list=1][*] [url=picture_url_here]Screenshot #1[/url]
[*][url=picture_url_here]Screenshot #2[/url][/list][/spoiler1]
[b]F6.[/b] Have you ever been banned from a legal faction? [-] Yes [-] No
[b]F7.[/b] If yes, fill the form below:
[spoiler1][list=1][*] Name Surname — Faction — Date — Reason for ban — Unbanned / Still banned
[*]Name Surname — Faction — Date — Reason for ban — Unbanned / Still banned[/list][/spoiler1]

[b]F8.[/b] Are you currently a member of another official faction? [-] Yes [-] No
[b]F9.[/b] If yes, provide a link to SADCR Double Faction permission: [url=url_here_from_this_forum]ACCESS[/url]

[b]F10.[/b] Do you have a microphone? [-] Yes [-] No
[b]F11.[/b] Do you have TeamSpeak 3 and are you prepared to use it? [-] Yes [-] No


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