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shootingstar_12

11/14/2011 11:03:02 PM
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Correction Officer

I am very interested in becoming a correction officer, but am having a hard time finding information about how to do so in Brandon. Does anyone know of anyone or even themselves that is a correction officer and how they proceeded with it? Thanks guys!

 
 
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braid

11/14/2011 11:06:33 PM
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maybe

phone up to the jail & ask ? ? I'm really not sure who else you could call. Good idea to put it on here . May be someone knows a guard?

Holdit

11/14/2011 11:09:49 PM
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You have to wait until the prison posts an opening. Then apply and go through the screening process. If you get hired then they put you through the appropriate schooling.

bookwood

11/14/2011 11:18:19 PM
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10 weeks of schooling in winnipeg -- Unpaid  
after that, if you pass, you will get employment with the department of justice but only casual.

xanthe100

11/14/2011 11:34:31 PM
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ACC

offereda correctional officer course at one time. check there

Charlie66

11/14/2011 11:46:58 PM
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Correction Officer

Just drop off your resume at the jail. You will be contacted for the next testing date in Brandon. As far as I know, they are still looking to fill staffing positions at BCC.

Tarry

11/15/2011 12:16:38 AM
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shootingstar_12 said "I am very interested in becoming a correction officer, but am having a hard time finding information about how to do so in Brandon. Does anyone know of anyone or even themselves that is a correction officer and how they proceeded with it? Thanks guys! "

I googled Correction Officer Training Manitoba.  
 
http://www.mb.jobfutures.org/profiles/profile.cfm?noc=6462&lang=en&site=graphic

AL

11/15/2011 12:52:45 AM
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need more staff

The Jail here in Brandon is still short staffed like most jailed these days. They will be looking to hire more soon I'm sure. They just recently started a new group there so It could be a little while, but not long. It's not easy getting through the testing though.

TroyVick

11/15/2011 1:07:52 AM
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Being a correctional officer at the jail is very very stressful. You have to be able to handle it. They are always looking for people and it's not easy going through an interview & testings. You will be put through winnipeg college almost 3 months , and you will get a job after you're done (if you passed the course & training)  
 
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Magnumchief

11/15/2011 1:14:30 AM
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Go For It

  
shootingstar_12 said "I am very interested in becoming a correction officer, but am having a hard time finding information about how to do so in Brandon. Does anyone know of anyone or even themselves that is a correction officer and how they proceeded with it? Thanks guys! "

and call a program already in place. They can brief you on the pros and cons. Being of sound character, no criminal record, grade 12, and physically fit are all pre-requisites. Do a personal inventory, if you fail any of the above, your chances are zero. Graduated in 1997 from Criminal Justice but chose Law Enforcement instead of corrections. Its demanding, but rewarding. If you have a mature attitude and willing to get yourself in top mental and physical condition, this is very attainable! PM me if you have questions. Good Luck!

FYR FYTR

11/15/2011 7:07:26 AM
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shootingstar 12

I PM'ed you

NiccM

11/15/2011 8:42:04 AM
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Ive gone through the process

Watch for job ads in the paper. You email your resume and info to the Justice of MB recruitment department in wpg.  
Then you go write a three hour test either here or wpg.  
Then if you pass that one you go to the screening interview. This is where you answer very personal questions about your past, family, drugs/alcohol usage, personal banking, etc. They want to get to know you.  
Then after if you pass that you take tours of the jail you want to work at. You can tour as many as you want.  
Then you go on a panel interview with the jail of your choice.  
Then if you pass that one its off to wpg for a 10 week non-paid training course. Then your in.  
Good luck!

Puffwad

11/15/2011 8:51:57 AM
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NiccM said "Watch for job ads in the paper. You email your resume and info to the Justice of MB recruitment department in wpg.  
Then you go write a three hour test either here or wpg.  
Then if you pass that one you go to the screening interview. This is where you answer very personal questions about your past, family, drugs/alcohol usage, personal banking, etc. They want to get to know you.  
Then after if you pass that you take tours of the jail you want to work at. You can tour as many as you want.  
Then you go on a panel interview with the jail of your choice.  
Then if you pass that one its off to wpg for a 10 week non-paid training course. Then your in.  
Good luck! "

Makes you wonder why we are short of correctional officers  
 
Is this a highly paid position once you are in? It sounds like it would be an unpleasant job!

citygurl

11/15/2011 8:59:20 AM
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just make sure you haven't done any illegal substances in the past 3 years... they make you do a lie decter test... i know some who have made it to that stage but then failed the polygraph.

NiccM

11/15/2011 9:00:08 AM
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Its not that bad

I did a practicum with my last year of school at BCC and loved it. You cant walk in with a judgmental mindset or be intimidated. Its long hours and routine work which at times can be boring but if you put it in your mind that you want to help rather dominate we'll get a rewarding career

Ythen57

11/15/2011 10:05:41 AM
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citygurl said "just make sure you haven't done any illegal substances in the past 3 years... they make you do a lie decter test... i know some who have made it to that stage but then failed the polygraph. "

Didn't think that there was a polygraph test for corrections, always thought it was just for police interviews.  
 
Imagine if every employer had these for hiring purposes! I would imagine the un-employment rate would sky rocket

RickR

11/15/2011 10:44:01 AM
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I recently

retired from Corrections. I don't recall any testing that involved the lie-detector exam. I believe the police do though.  
 
This can be a demanding job. But it is well paid and there are a great bunch of staff to work with.  
 
Yes you will start part time on call. But, for the most part there is more than enough hours to go around for everyone to make a decent living.

Oryx

11/15/2011 1:09:46 PM
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citygurl said "just make sure you haven't done any illegal substances in the past 3 years... they make you do a lie decter test... i know some who have made it to that stage but then failed the polygraph. "

three years? So anything before that is okay? They don't have a polygraph test, but the do a thorough background investigation!!

braid

11/15/2011 1:58:58 PM
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wow

10 weeks of school ...unpaid.. in Winnipeg. How do people afford that ?

Oryx

11/15/2011 5:27:30 PM
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Easy

  
braid said "10 weeks of school ...unpaid.. in Winnipeg. How do people afford that ? "

people have done it and will continue to do it. Student loans, EI, line of credit, living off a spouse. Ive seen it done time and time again and if you really "want" it you will find a way to make it work for you.  
 
Corrections isn't the only job training that goes unpaid.

Ray Y.

11/15/2011 6:39:54 PM
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Like Rick, I too retired recently

  
RickR said "retired from Corrections. I don't recall any testing that involved the lie-detector exam. I believe the police do though.  
 
This can be a demanding job. But it is well paid and there are a great bunch of staff to work with.  
 
Yes you will start part time on call. But, for the most part there is more than enough hours to go around for everyone to make a decent living. "

Corrections can be one of the most boring jobs around, but when it's go time you have to be ready for it and respond instantly.  
After 35 years in the system, it is one of the best experiences I could have ever chosen for myself, or my family.  
There are requirements which make training very difficult for those not finacially prepared to foot the 10 weeks without pay. But then there is the comparisons, RCMP no pay while in depot, and you pay for your uniforms etc. Then you need to compare it to the USA system, no pay and you have to pay for the pretraining yourself with no garrenties of employment on graduation.  
Some people can get sponcership through EI but you have to look into that and see what the requirement are due to Mb Corrections providing possible recruits with missinformation. Not everyone who is accepted gets funded like they like to say to recruits. Then those of aboriginal backgrounds get funded to attend with living expences and allowances. Not to mention the two tier marking methods.  
I just found out there is supposed to be a 21 recruit class in The Pas starting in January. How many people will get funded without the added stress of no income?  
But the rewards are great, you work in an enviroment which provide a great pay check, great benifits, decent pension (not that great now that I am on it)and having the opportunities to assist those who are in custody (again if the system allows it).  
So if you can live without a life for the first three years of your carreer then being a C.O. maybe for you, you can do a lot worse.

CMDT

11/15/2011 7:39:25 PM
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Mar 2011
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well,

  
Oryx said "
  
braid said "10 weeks of school ...unpaid.. in Winnipeg. How do people afford that ? "

people have done it and will continue to do it. Student loans, EI, line of credit, living off a spouse. Ive seen it done time and time again and if you really "want" it you will find a way to make it work for you.  
 
Corrections isn't the only job training that goes unpaid. "

most degrees take three years and most college courses take at least one year. 10 weeks of FREE schooling, that seems like a walk in the park after doing five years of university.  
 
I agree if you want, you will find a way.

Vailla

11/15/2011 9:51:47 PM
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Jul 2009
Total posts:6
Ex-Correctional Officer

First you need to have some Correctional Officer training Course. Brandon use to run a 6mth course out of the Assiniboine Community College. You can check with Wpg College Red River. Anyway, if you want to work in Brandon, you apply right at the Correction facility. Winnipeg- Wpg Remand Centre or Headingley. Tough to get in to the pen, they require quite a bit more experience, before you take on the big boys. lol Good Luck!

Cansoldier

11/16/2011 8:26:54 AM
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Nov 2007
Total posts:33
Manitoba Sheriff

Not to highjack the thread, but can anyone provide info on the training and process to become a Sheriff in MB? I know this occupation falls under the Department of Justice.  
 
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