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35 graduate from recruit class

The Department of Public Safety welcomed a new class of 35 adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony held at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu last week. — State Department of Public Safety photo

The Department of Public Safety welcomed a new class of 35 adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony held at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu last week.

Among the Basic Corrections Recruit Class graduates is Serenity Lind Acang who is assigned to the Maui Community Correctional Center. The rest were assigned to other facilities across the state.

“Each class comes up with their own motto. This class chose ‘onipa’a, which means steadfast, immovable, and determined. I want to congratulate this graduating class and wish them a long and steadfast career as part of the Public Safety corrections team,” said Tommy Johnson, deputy director for Corrections, in a news release.

BCRC is a 11-week training that includes more than 400 hours of classroom time and physical training.

Recruits learn standard of conduct, professionalism and ethics, report writing, interpersonal communications, maintaining security, crisis intervention, security threat groups (gangs), mental health, first aid, firearms, and self-defense tactics.

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