What makes someone a good correctional officer?

I am applying for a job as a correctional officer and I have to write a letter on why I am interested in corrections... I am having a really hard time putting it tactfully and in words and I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what they are looking for to get me started... Thank you!

Asked By: Car issues - 11/12/2011
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Safety, Safety, Safety is priority #1. It is important to stick to procedures and not take short cuts. Corrections work can often be about repetition, it is easy to become complacent and take short cuts and that is when problems occur. Corrections work can also be depressing so having a "glass half full" attitude is a... More
Answered By: polizeitaucher - 11/12/2011
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Someone who can endure despite seeing a lot of nasty sh*t and is aware of the many life-threatening dangers that can happen while working and even after working.. to themself and to their family... More
Answered By: itsjunglepat - 11/12/2011
Well from a former inmate's point of view, a good CO is one who is fair, shows the inmates respect, and talks firmly instead of screaming insults at the prisoners... More
Answered By: Jᴀᴍɪᴇ - 11/12/2011
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