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Corrections1 reveals the top corrections recruitment videos of 2023

Corrections agencies nationwide are innovating with recruitment videos to attract recruits and lateral officers


The nationwide corrections recruitment crisis has prompted agencies to adopt innovative strategies in their quest for new talent. Throughout 2023, correctional agencies turned to recruitment videos to attract fresh recruits and experienced officers looking for lateral transfers. These approaches, varying from humorous to heartfelt, aim to capture the attention of potential candidates. They showcase personal stories, promise thrilling experiences and detail what it means to serve in the noblest profession in the world.

We scoured the internet for what we believe are the best corrections recruitment videos of the year. We asked Corrections1 readers which video should take the top spot and we received over 800 votes. We don’t want to spoil your fun, so watch the videos below and the winner will be revealed at the end of the roundup.

Federal Bureau of Prisons: Opportunity is knocking

When you think of prison, you may think of doors closing, but at the Federal Bureau of Prisons doors open for both correctional officers and the inmates they help rehabilitate. That is the focus of this thoughtful video from the BOP.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office: Exciting opportunities

A compelling soundtrack and some incredible aerial photography make for an eye-catching opening for this video that details the many career paths open to COs in the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

HM Prison and Probation Service: An extraordinary job

“The first time I walked the wing, I was terrified.” That is the first line of this video from the UK’s HM Prison and Probation Service, which places the viewer in the middle of the action. Staff reactions to this video were captured here.

NYC Department of Correction: It’s like a family

This video focuses on NYC DOC’s recruit training as we follow several recruits through various training scenarios that serve to build the confidence and abilities new officers need to serve from day one.

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office: What did you do at work today?

From medical to booking to intel and more, this high-energy video takes the viewer through all the things you could be doing if you work for the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

And the winner of the best corrections recruitment video of the year, as chosen by Corrections1 readers, is the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Congratulations to all of the agencies listed above. We hope these videos result in hundreds of new recruits committed to serving your communities in 2024!