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Home » Career Mentor » Correctional Officer
Career Mentor Details of "Correctional Officer"

Name of The Profession

Correctional Officer

Who is a Correctional Officer and what does he/she do?

A Correctional Officer is sometimes referred to as detention officer or a prison officer & is responsible for safety, supervision and security of prisoners in jail. Their job responsibilities include maintaining law and order in the jail premises, enforcing rules and regulations, and ensuring that all prisoners abide by the rules, escorting inmates to courts and other places when required, tackling emergency situations, etc.
Correctional officers sometimes work in risky situations wherein they will have to ensure that there are no disruptions in the premises and will work on shifts, depending upon the situations and the type of institution. They supervise certain communities in certain states and make sure that no additional crimes are committed by people who are under the police scanner.
Apart from criminal supervision, they also train and educate people, provide job training, so that such citizens become productive to the country. They also appear at court hearings, conduct background investigations, etc.

Qualifications Required

A master's or a doctorate in subjects such as criminal justice, counselling, psychology, law, etc

Where can I go and study to become a Correctional Officer?

       India

  • Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, Delhi.
  • University of Pune, Ganeshkind, Pune.
  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda, Gujarat.
  • Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu.

       UK

  • Leicestershire College
  • Kerry Baker Oxford University

       USA

  • American Intercontinental University
  • Ashworth College
  • California Lutheran University
  • Kaplan University
  • Southwest Florida College
  • South University

Where can I work as a Correctional Officer?

  • Investigation Agencies
  • Independent Counsellor
  • Prisons

Potential earning capacity per annum:

The salary package of the correctional officer’s could be somewhere between rs symbol 2.5 Lac p.a. (Approx).
 
 
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