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Delaware’s newest Correctional Officers complete their training, enter public service

Department of Correction | Date Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015



Dover – Delaware’s largest law enforcement agency today graduated 30 correctional officers and a correctional educator who have completed the Department of Correction’s Correctional Employee Initial Training (CEIT) program during a ceremony today at the Department’s Dover headquarters. These graduates now join the ranks of the 1,700 Correctional Officers who are assigned to Delaware’s state prison system.

Attorney General Matt Denn served as the ceremony’s keynote speaker, and focused on the impact that Correctional Officers can have in the effort to rehabilitate inmates, reduce recidivism, and improve public safety. “The overwhelming majority of the men and women who enter our correctional facilities will someday be released back into our communities,” Denn remarked. “What happens to them while they’re in prison in many cases will have a profound impact on the choices they make when they’re released and those, in turn, will have a real impact on the communities in which they live. We know from experience that through working with inmates during their incarceration and immediately after their release we can increase the number who are successfully rehabilitated by giving them the necessary knowledge and tools to live productive and law abiding lives.”

Commissioner Coupe applauded the graduates – 27 Correctional Officers, one Correctional Officer Maintenance Mechanic, one Correctional Counselor, one Correctional Officer Food Service Specialist, and one Teacher – for their commitment to service, and he acknowledged their families’ support of their chosen profession. “A career in corrections requires a careful balance of confidence and strength, along with respect and compassion,” Coupe said. “As you head out to your assignments, stand tall and proud; be confident, but not cocky; respect those who you are entrusted to supervise, as you courageously fulfill your duties.”

During the ceremony, Correctional Officer candidates took the oath of office and received their facility assignments. Correctional Officer candidate Aaron Bianca was named Outstanding Cadet by Department of Correction training staff, and Correctional Officer candidate Randall Friend, who was selected by his peers to be the class speaker, reminded his fellow graduates that through the oaths they took today they have committed to carry out their duties in a firm, fair, and consistent manner.

Today’s graduates completed nine weeks of training, including hands-on and classroom sessions in a multitude of areas, including inmate supervision, weapons familiarization, defensive tactics, emergency preparedness, report writing, substance abuse training, CPR/Basic First Aid and inter-personal communication.

A photo of the graduating class is attached, with Commissioner Coupe standing at the far right of the photo and their training instructors seated at front.

CEIT 205 Class Photo

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Delaware’s newest Correctional Officers complete their training, enter public service

Department of Correction | Date Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015



Dover – Delaware’s largest law enforcement agency today graduated 30 correctional officers and a correctional educator who have completed the Department of Correction’s Correctional Employee Initial Training (CEIT) program during a ceremony today at the Department’s Dover headquarters. These graduates now join the ranks of the 1,700 Correctional Officers who are assigned to Delaware’s state prison system.

Attorney General Matt Denn served as the ceremony’s keynote speaker, and focused on the impact that Correctional Officers can have in the effort to rehabilitate inmates, reduce recidivism, and improve public safety. “The overwhelming majority of the men and women who enter our correctional facilities will someday be released back into our communities,” Denn remarked. “What happens to them while they’re in prison in many cases will have a profound impact on the choices they make when they’re released and those, in turn, will have a real impact on the communities in which they live. We know from experience that through working with inmates during their incarceration and immediately after their release we can increase the number who are successfully rehabilitated by giving them the necessary knowledge and tools to live productive and law abiding lives.”

Commissioner Coupe applauded the graduates – 27 Correctional Officers, one Correctional Officer Maintenance Mechanic, one Correctional Counselor, one Correctional Officer Food Service Specialist, and one Teacher – for their commitment to service, and he acknowledged their families’ support of their chosen profession. “A career in corrections requires a careful balance of confidence and strength, along with respect and compassion,” Coupe said. “As you head out to your assignments, stand tall and proud; be confident, but not cocky; respect those who you are entrusted to supervise, as you courageously fulfill your duties.”

During the ceremony, Correctional Officer candidates took the oath of office and received their facility assignments. Correctional Officer candidate Aaron Bianca was named Outstanding Cadet by Department of Correction training staff, and Correctional Officer candidate Randall Friend, who was selected by his peers to be the class speaker, reminded his fellow graduates that through the oaths they took today they have committed to carry out their duties in a firm, fair, and consistent manner.

Today’s graduates completed nine weeks of training, including hands-on and classroom sessions in a multitude of areas, including inmate supervision, weapons familiarization, defensive tactics, emergency preparedness, report writing, substance abuse training, CPR/Basic First Aid and inter-personal communication.

A photo of the graduating class is attached, with Commissioner Coupe standing at the far right of the photo and their training instructors seated at front.

CEIT 205 Class Photo

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