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    I have a questions are the Georgia dept. of Corrections officers considered Peace Officers??? Are they allowed to carry off duty??

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    Georgia Dept of Corrections

    Yes Ga department of corrections officers are POST certified and considered to be peace officers. The law states that peace officers are exempt from having to get a carry permit, however Dept of corrections policy strictly states you are not authorized by the agency to carry off duty. So by law you don't have to get a permit but by policy you aren't authorized to carry a weapon off duty basically because they don't want ANYTHING from carrying that weapon to come back on them if something happens, so just getting a permit saves a whole lot of headaches for everyone and covers your butt if something happens.

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    • #3
      Thanks I do that just in case I'm just hoping I get hired by Dekalb County Sheriff so that I can put that I want have that to worry about.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bnathanb1982
        Yes Ga department of corrections officers are POST certified and considered to be peace officers. (NO NO NO NO NO NO NO...they are corrections officers ONLY...bad bad bad information!) The law states that peace officers are exempt from having to get a carry permit, however Dept of corrections policy strictly states you are not authorized by the agency to carry off duty. So by law you don't have to get a permi (WTF??? ARE YOU CRAZY!???)t but by policy you aren't authorized to carry a weapon off duty basically because they don't want ANYTHING from carrying that weapon to come back on them if something happens, so just getting a permit saves a whole lot of headaches (Yeah...like going to jail for instance...dude you so dont' know what your talking about!!) for everyone and covers your butt if something happens.
        FIRST OFF...this is a section for sworn peace officers only. You are not and you are giving out information you know nothing about. Just look at this guys' profile!

        DOC!!???!! If you are a correction officer you are NOT a peace officer. You are giving out horribly wrong and illegal information! A correction officer works for the department of corrections only. They have a corrections academy in forsyth GA just for corrections officers, it is ONLY 2 weeks long. THEY HAVE NO ARREST POWERS AT ALL OUTSIDE OF THE PRISON WALLS!!!!!!!

        GA POST mandate is what makes you a peace officer and is 10 weeks long plus another 15-20 inhouse with your agency which provides you with arrest powers and the ability to carry a gun. AND>>>YOU HAVE TO HAVE A FIREARMS LICENSE to carry a gun...you are NOT considered a peace officer under GA law.

        Please...stop giving this information out. Are you even in law enforcement...because anyone in LE would know your information was wrong and illegal, if this guy listened to you he would go to jail.
        Last edited by Rapax; 10-25-2006, 08:23 PM.
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        • #5
          Well don't mean to be a crap starter but.....
          http://www.dcor.state.ga.us/pdf/vacan.pdf If you scroll down to corrections officer job posting it says it all.

          furthermore, if you look at the Georgia post webiste at the bottom it says

          The Georgia Peace Officer
          By statutory definition, a peace officer is any person who is vested expressly either by law or by virtue of public employment or service with authority to enforce the criminal or traffic laws through power of arrest and whose duties include the preservation of public order, the protection of life and property, and the prevention, detection or investigation of crimes.
          State officers such as the Georgia State Patrol, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and the Georgia Department of Corrections, deputy sheriffs, county police, municipal police, and campus police are a few of the many examples of peace officers. Additionally, the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council also has a statutory responsibility to certify non-peace officers such as communications officers and detention officers

          Now if that means we are not Peace Officers than I need my eyes checked
          Just my two cents
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          • #6
            My Finding

            Originally posted by Rapax
            FIRST OFF...this is a section for sworn peace officers only. You are not and you are giving out information you know nothing about. Just look at this guys' profile!

            DOC!!???!! If you are a correction officer you are NOT a peace officer. You are giving out horribly wrong and illegal information! A correction officer works for the department of corrections only. They have a corrections academy in forsyth GA just for corrections officers, it is ONLY 2 weeks long. THEY HAVE NO ARREST POWERS AT ALL OUTSIDE OF THE PRISON WALLS!!!!!!!

            GA POST mandate is what makes you a peace officer and is 10 weeks long plus another 15-20 inhouse with your agency which provides you with arrest powers and the ability to carry a gun. AND>>>YOU HAVE TO HAVE A FIREARMS LICENSE to carry a gun...you are NOT considered a peace officer under GA law.

            Please...stop giving this information out. Are you even in law enforcement...because anyone in LE would know your information was wrong and illegal, if this guy listened to you he would go to jail.

            Well I have done my own homework and in my finding I have found that GDoc corrections officers are consider peace officers by state law and by
            Agency. I my finding I have also found that the DOC does have a Academy and that it was five weeks long and there is also a in house training within the Department upon completion of the Training Academy. It is fact that GDOC Correctional officers are peace officers and they must pass P.O.S.T.
            It is false information that you as a correctional officer can carry a weapon while off due, in fact Georgia DOC forbidds there staff to carry conceal weapon while off duty.The state law does state that a peace officer may carry a weapon while off duty but the officer must not only comply with state law but the officer must follow his or her departments policy and procedures. my findings are fact and I can conclude that if an officer iscarring a weapon while he is off duty and the Department in which that officer works with policy doesn't allow that officer to carry then that officer could be charged by law for carring a concealed weapon and even lose his job because he wasn't authorized to carry off duty..........

            I am a Sergeant in Wisconsin and I just wanted to find out the information before I took a job with that Department.I also know that it is better to do your own research but I thought that everyone on this site was pretty much LE. But There I go again thinking and not thinking about all the wanna beess out there.I don't carry now but I will never work for a department that doesn't allow you to carry and reason is as follow: I don't want to be a Cop I did the street thing for a year and its not for me so I became a Correctional officer I have been one for 3 years now. I'm only 24 years old and I good at talking to people. but there are times when I'm at the store with my Family and i run into inmate that I have had a few spats with. I even had to move because a inmate threaten me and my family and told me my address. I not as much afraid ofhim doing harm to me but when I'm out with my family I want to be able to protect them if needed. I'm not that wanna be Police guy who going to chase the purse snitcher down the block or that guy thats going to try and stop the store from being robbed but I will protect my family. Thats all ..

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            • #7
              Ccw

              Elgin. as I posted above I said that the Dept of Corrections does not allow you to carry off duty. I also said that the law states you don't have to have a carry permit if you are a peace officer. That's why I said that you need to get a ccw permit when you carry of duty in GA so the department will not be liable if something happens. The dept can't stop you from carrying while you are off work if you have a CCW permit. Also I do work for the Dept of Corrections and I have done A LOT of research on the information I gave you and find all of it be be accurate in my opinion.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Macquaid
                Well don't mean to be a crap starter but.....
                http://www.dcor.state.ga.us/pdf/vacan.pdf If you scroll down to corrections officer job posting it says it all.

                furthermore, if you look at the Georgia post webiste at the bottom it says

                The Georgia Peace Officer
                By statutory definition, a peace officer is any person who is vested expressly either by law or by virtue of public employment or service with authority to enforce the criminal or traffic laws through power of arrest and whose duties include the preservation of public order, the protection of life and property, and the prevention, detection or investigation of crimes.
                State officers such as the Georgia State Patrol, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and the Georgia Department of Corrections, deputy sheriffs, county police, municipal police, and campus police are a few of the many examples of peace officers. Additionally, the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council also has a statutory responsibility to certify non-peace officers such as communications officers and detention officers

                Now if that means we are not Peace Officers than I need my eyes checked
                Just my two cents
                The Department of Corrections covers state probation...which are POST certified as peace officers. A standard corrections officer DOES NOT have the authority to arrest off of state DOC property. I would love to see a corrections officer arrest someone for an outstanding warrant, or even write a ticket for jaywalking. It can't be done.

                Under the national carry act by GW Bush you are not authorized to CCW's! I am not trying to argue with you...but you will be arrested if you try to carry with just your DOC correctional officer ID. I DO NOT WANT THAT TO HAPPEN TO ANY OF YOU! That is why I am telling you, you do not have the same statutory responsibilities,duties or rights as police and sheriff do.

                If you'd like to PM me I'll put you in contact with my brother who is a Captain with GA DOC and he can set you straight on any issues your misinformed about.
                "Anyone is capable of anything"

                "I did absolutely nothing, and it was everything I thought it could be".

                -Peter Gibbons
                Office Space

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bnathanb1982
                  Elgin. as I posted above I said that the Dept of Corrections does not allow you to carry off duty. I also said that the law states you don't have to have a carry permit if you are a peace officer. That's why I said that you need to get a ccw permit when you carry of duty in GA so the department will not be liable if something happens. The dept can't stop you from carrying while you are off work if you have a CCW permit. Also I do work for the Dept of Corrections and I have done A LOT of research on the information I gave you and find all of it be be accurate in my opinion.
                  Well according to the National Concealed carry for Cops I guess you think you can carry since your a peace officer...but..NO it does NOT recognize a corrections officer! You guys have a ridiculously hard job..don't make it harder by doing something stupid with a gun.
                  "Anyone is capable of anything"

                  "I did absolutely nothing, and it was everything I thought it could be".

                  -Peter Gibbons
                  Office Space

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                  • #10
                    Carrying Off duty

                    Corrections are corrections, why would you want to carry a weapon off duty in the first place. Some people try to do to to much.
                    C O Big Dawg
                    GDC

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                    • #11
                      Yo, OnceAMArine, you're a hack and you have to ask WHY a CO would want to carry off duty??? I don't carry off duty to act like a cop, that's for sure, I carry off duty for self-protection and to protect my family from scum-of-the-earth that's out of prison and holds a grudge against me!

                      The Friendly Officer
                      New York State Corrections: Home to the whiniest inmates in the country!

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                      • #12
                        Protection for me off Duty ( Protecting my Family)

                        Originally posted by onceamarine
                        Corrections are corrections, why would you want to carry a weapon off duty in the first place. Some people try to do to to much.
                        Its not about trying to do too much, you can never do to to much to protect you and yor family. I don't no if you are really in law enforcement but there are times where you run into inmates that have been released and you mmay have had problem with him prior to you seeing him. Somethings can go bad and its even worst when you children are with you i the mall or store and this stuff happen.Maybe you should reconsider before placeing responses like the last one.

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                        • #13
                          Carrying off-duty is a must. We deal with the worst of the worst every day of our lives. And yes, most I/M's get out of prison eventually. And no, they do not like you or anyone that wears your uniform. All LEO's are targets and we all need to protect ourselves as well as our families. If you don't think that protecting you and your family at all times is a must then you either A:are not a Corrections Officer or B:don't need to be one. Smarten up.

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                          • #14
                            Carrying off Duty

                            Originally posted by DaytonaBeachCO
                            Carrying off-duty is a must. We deal with the worst of the worst every day of our lives. And yes, most I/M's get out of prison eventually. And no, they do not like you or anyone that wears your uniform. All LEO's are targets and we all need to protect ourselves as well as our families. If you don't think that protecting you and your family at all times is a must then you either A:are not a Corrections Officer or B:don't need to be one. Smarten up.

                            That was very well said......

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                            • #15
                              off duty carry

                              I am a police officer now. From 1990 until 1996 I was a G.D.C. Corrections Officer. If any of you police officers that are on this forum will arrest a Corrections Officer simply because he doesnt have a CCW then you have a problem. Are we not on the same team here? It is true that the brass in Atlanta dont want COs to carry off duty but it's not their lives at risk if you run into an inmate at the mall. Those same Corrections Commissioners and their staff also make very good money while the people who do the REAL work at the prisons and Detention Centers make about 24000 to start. If you are a Police Officer and you are reading this then please do not arrest a CO simply because he has a gun on his person.

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