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Corrections1 unveils the top 5 correctional officer recruitment videos of the year

Explore this year’s most compelling recruitment messages from correctional agencies all vying for the best talent – vote for your favorite


By Corrections1 Staff

It is no secret that the biggest challenge facing our nation’s jails and prisons is understaffing. Throughout 2022, correctional facilities went to great lengths to attract new corrections officers.

We’ve compiled the best correctional officer recruitment videos of the year, including one international candidate. We asked Corrections1 readers, “Which video do you think should take the top spot?”

After all the votes were tallied Delaware Department of Correction took the top spot. Congratulations!

Douglas County Corrections

“We have an opportunity at the front end of the criminal justice system to really impact people’s lives.” That is the message at the forefront of this recruitment video for Douglas County Corrections, which emphasizes the importance of inmate rehabilitation in improving community safety, as well as the role of technology and training in developing a CO’s career.

San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office

The importance of family and showing the human side of correctional officers powers the emotion behind this recruitment video for the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.

Delaware Department of Correction

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and in this video, images of correctional officers at work demonstrate the career opportunities at the Delaware Department of Correction.

Department of Corrections New Zealand

New Zealand police have long been known for their emotionally powerful police recruitment videos and this latest video aimed at corrections officers is another award-worthy creation.

Niagara County Sheriff’s Office

The professionalism and dedication of officers are the focus of this recruitment video for the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, which is committed to making lives better both for correctional officers and those entrusted in their care.