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What background experience do you need for a correctional officer?

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Mr. Ernst’s Answer

Updated Newark, New Jersey

Dear Sabina V,


It's always good to get you feet wet with security first and obtain a SORA. After that you can volunteer as an Auxiliary in your local district. It also wouldn't hurt to download PDFs online dealing with Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. But the most important thing to do is network with anyone or anything dealing with Law Enforcement and Security. Learn the prison systems by watching YouTube videos on it. If you are in College it would not hurt to take some sociology and psychology classes because those two are umbrellas over understanding mankind's attitudes and behaviors. I wish you the best on your journey.