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The ramifications of marijuana legislation on agencies and their hiring processes
In addition to the hiring incentive, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will fund training for non-certified corrections recruits
The department’s retention rate has nearly hit 90% over the last 14 months; the DOC credits its lenient uniform rules, social media access during breaks, flexible work schedules and other initiatives
State DoC commissioner tells lawmakers having enough COs is the key to stopping violence and managing rehabilitation programs
Officials want the St. Louis County Council to approve $1.6 million from the general fund to hire an additional 27 correctional officers
Bill passed to lower minimum hiring age brings a new detention deputy to Lexington County
Last year, a bill was signed into law to lower the minimum age for detention deputies from 21 to 18
Currently, DACA recipients can become troopers, game wardens, COs and serve in the Wisconsin National Guard
19-year-olds can join at a salary of up to $68K with a $2,500 signing bonus and become eligible for the state’s 100% tuition reimbursement program
The money, intended to hire new federal COs and retain current ones, could “save someone’s life or save them from serious injury”
Interim Somerset County sheriff says “we gotta do something about” $11.92 per hour starting pay which makes it difficult to recruit and retain deputies
List ranks occupations by level of stress, driving home the importance of hiring responders who can remain calm during high-stress situations
The program changes testing from a written exam to a “training and experience” questionnaire
“We have seen an increase in people seeking employment, but we still have some vacancies,” said Virginia Marshall with Beaufort County EMS
Colette Peters wants to change hiring practices to find candidates who want to “change hearts and minds”