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  • How Many State Corrections Officers Are Post Certified?

    I Want To Know How Many "state" Corrections Officers Are Post Certified And Can Switch To Police At Any Time?

    Local And County Corrections Are Different, So I Am Just Trying To Find Out About State Agencies Only.

    In Florida We Are Not Post Certified So The Leosa Doesen't Cover Us For National Ccw. But We Are Considered Leo's "in-state"

    Also I Am Trying To Get An Idea On Pay Rates And If You Get O.t.

    In Florida We Start Around 30,000 But No Overtime At All.
    29
    20-25K
    27.59%
    8
    23-28K
    3.45%
    1
    28-30K
    6.90%
    2
    30K+
    62.07%
    18

    The poll is expired.

    Erik M. Asher
    1911 builder, FPOA/NRA competition shooter.
    Army veteran 13M (Desert Storm 90-91)
    State Correctional [email protected] GULF CI (Forestry Camp)

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    In Kansas we are not Post certified. We're barely considered LEO in state. We start at 12.41 an hour and overtime is pretty plentiful since we can't keep anyone with the low pay.

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    • #3
      I think you'd be hard pressed to find any corrections officers at that state level, who could transfer to a police agency with their corrections training. Pennsylvania state is out; Nowhere near the same training. I think New Jersey state corrections here on the East Coast is close. But, even they need additional training to lateral to a police dept.

      7/1/06 7/1/07

      $28,813 $29,815

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      • #4
        California is probably the only state agency that meets your criteria.
        "Keep up the good fight, pass the word, and teach others to fight back when unjustly assaulted--be it on the street or in the courtroom. Self-defense is a normal, moral act. So teach your family, friends, and students practical defense against both physical and legal marauders." by Jerry VanCook www.PrisonOfficer.Org

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        • #5
          Are C/O's go to POST for are academy but we dont get any credit for law enforcment experiance. The local sheriff department even likes to sit on the road to the prison and give out tickets to C/O's.

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          • #6
            CA correctional officers are NOT POST certified. They must go through a police academy to lateral to a police department.
            "Why don't you go eat a decroted piece of crap!"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by grussem View Post
              CA correctional officers are NOT POST certified. They must go through a police academy to lateral to a police department.
              We are P.O.S.T certified: to the lowest level of P.O.S.T. It enables us to make the arrest and booking, on duty, as a peace officer. Any assaults on us is an assault on a peace officer, which carries a higher punishment for the offender etc. When I went through, we received our P.O.S.T and our C.P.O.S.T certificates upon graduation. We can not lateral to a police department with our P.O.S.T certification because we would need additional P.O.S.T level training.
              Last edited by quentin3434; 06-01-2007, 10:46 PM. Reason: addition and correction

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              • #8
                As mentioned to me in another thread, WA state law actually goes to far as to say that state Corrections Officers are NOT considered Law Enforcement. I guess they had to make that clear so to keep us from pulling people over or something.

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                • #9
                  What About Georgia?

                  I Was Looking On Georgia Dept Of Corrections Website And They Make A Point Of Saying That All C/o's Are Peace Officers And Fully Post Certified.
                  Have Any Ga C.o.'s Made The Switch From Corrections To Leo Just On Your Academy Post Certificate?
                  Erik M. Asher
                  1911 builder, FPOA/NRA competition shooter.
                  Army veteran 13M (Desert Storm 90-91)
                  State Correctional [email protected] GULF CI (Forestry Camp)

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                  • #10
                    I know that the CLEET certification that some Oklahoma COs are lucky enough to get is the same as a street cop's with the exception of the traffic portion. I'm betting that California's is the same. There are several other states that require COs to be POST certified. I just don't know exactly what each one's "POST" consists of. They are Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Idaho, Florida and Georgia it seems like.
                    "Keep up the good fight, pass the word, and teach others to fight back when unjustly assaulted--be it on the street or in the courtroom. Self-defense is a normal, moral act. So teach your family, friends, and students practical defense against both physical and legal marauders." by Jerry VanCook www.PrisonOfficer.Org

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                    • #11
                      Arizona doesn't require a POST certification, however the academy (COTA) is approved by POST. It's this odd double speak that I never could understand about arizona, why force POST to approve the academy and then not provide at the very least a Correctional Peace officer Certification upon completion. I guess it's just corrections.

                      California is POST certified, but at the PC 832 level, which was explained already, as the lowest level of POST in that state, allowing peace officers the ability to do all that is necessary, WHILE ON DUTY.

                      Nevade is a Category III Post, which is again the lowest level of POST certification in that state. It applies to all CO's in the state, to include North Las Vegas PD's corrections officers and LVMPD's CO's. It's pretty vague as to what the authority is with the CAT III cert, but at least it is Peace Officer Status and pretty respected in the state.

                      Idaho requires a POST Cert as well, but again it's a Correctional Peace Officer Cert. There is a separate academy for Parole/Probation, as well as your regular beat cops.

                      I can't chime in on Georgia because I have never looked into hiring on there, but from what I hear they have some sort of limited Correctional POST cert, and are LEO's while on duty.

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                      • #12
                        From what I gather below we are peace officers/law enforcment but only when it comes people that are under the control of the Dept. of corrections. I also saw as far as RETIREMENTgos we are classifiad as police officers.





                        TITLE 20
                        STATE PRISON AND COUNTY JAILS
                        CHAPTER 2
                        STATE BOARD OF CORRECTIONS
                        20-209C. AUTHORITY TO DESIGNATE EMPLOYEES AS PEACE OFFICERS. All
                        employees of the state board of correction who receive peace officer
                        certification from the Idaho peace officer standards and training council
                        shall have the authority given by statute to peace officers of the state of
                        Idaho in accordance with the provisions of section 19-5109, Idaho Code. The
                        state board of correction shall have the additional authority to designate
                        other classified employees to act as peace officers when engaged in
                        transportation of prisoners or apprehension of prisoners or wards who have
                        escaped, or apprehension and arrest of persons who are suspected of having
                        violated the terms and conditions of their probation or parole.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by hankrearden2000 View Post
                          I know that the CLEET certification that some Oklahoma COs are lucky enough to get is the same as a street cop's with the exception of the traffic portion. I'm betting that California's is the same. There are several other states that require COs to be POST certified. I just don't know exactly what each one's "POST" consists of. They are Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Idaho, Florida and Georgia it seems like.
                          Those of us that are CLEET certified had to go thruough the traffic portion of CLEET also. What keeps us from being considered an LEO is our policy. The dept. only recognizes P&P ofc's, Fugitive apprehension and Internal affairs as LEO's.

                          Although we still have to maintain the CLEET standards and continuing education credits like all other LEO's in the state.
                          It's a CERT thing. You wouldn't understand.

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                          • #14
                            New York State CO's are "POST" certified, we are Peace Officers and can arrest on and off duty, plus carry a weapon "on our badge" off duty. Under NO circumstances is our training equivalent to that of a Police Officer in this state, so NO, there is NO lateral transfer to LEO.
                            New York State Corrections: Home to the whiniest inmates in the country!

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                            • #15
                              In VT we are not even remotely considered LEO's. We not even under the Department of Public Safety, we're under the Agency of Human Services. Our starting pay is $14.56 an hour and depending on which facility you work at you either get a small amount of OT a month or a massive amount of OT a week (my facility is the one with the massive amount of OT).

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