Public Safety

What Does a Correctional Officer Do?

Do you have a strong character? Do you like helping others? Then being a Correctional Officer will be the perfect career for you. West Hills College’s degree programs will give you the hands-on training necessary to be successful in your future field of administrative justice.

What does a Correctional Officer do?

A correctional officer is in charge of supervising the activities of the inmates during all hours of the day. It is important for a correctional officer to make sure that inmates abide by the rules and regulations of the institution that they are held in. As a correctional officer, you will have to periodically search inmates and count them as well as inspecting their living quarters and making sure they are not hiding anything illegal. West Hills College degree programs will prepare you for the challenges you will face in your future career as a correctional officer.

What would I make as a Correctional Officer?

In 2018, the average annual income for a California correctional officer was $77,640.

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West Hills Programs Offered Leading to this Career:

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