With the increased growth in the level of lawbreakers and the high level of inmates in jails and correctional facilities in proportion to the shortage in correction officers, there has been a growing need for recruitment of more professional correctional staff to help in curbing this issue. With this in mind, the position that the State Director of Corrections will hold shall entail a number of responsibilities. One among the greatest ones will be coming up with a plan for recruiting and training correctional officers. Correctional officers are part of the criminal justice system where their work deals with overseeing arrested individuals who are awaiting trial or overseeing inmates. Planned recruitment and training will ensure continuity and professionalism in the practice leading to enhanced public safety, respect for all humans and upholding of their rights and more sound correctional practices in communities enhancing the community’s faith in the law.
Effective management of policies will result in saving of finances, since trained officers will know how to deal with situations better hence lowering the level of injuries incurred at work. Good management policies will result in improvement of correctional officers’ performance, since better terms of work will be adapted thus increasing the officers’ morale to work. Good management policies will lead to overall improved institutional safety, as less stressed out officers will be less likely to get agitated hence, are able to manage inmates better.
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