Massachusetts Department of Correction to Graduate the 311th Class of Recruits—Ceremony Takes Place August 23 at 11am in Worcester
Milford, MA (August 17, 2012)--The Massachusetts Department of Correction graduates its 311th class of recruits on Thursday, August 23, 2012. The ceremony takes place at 11am at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.
What: DOC 311th Graduation Ceremony
When: Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 11am
Where: Mechanics Hall
310 Main Street
Speakers: Secretary Mary Elizabeth Heffernan, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
Criminal Justice Undersecretary Sandra McCroom, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of Massachusetts State Police
Commissioner Luis S. Spencer, Massachusetts Department of Correction
The 90 member class has completed a 12 week recruit training program structured to balance contemporary instructional strategies and traditional military drill protocols to prepare recruits to successfully work in correctional institutions. Correction officer graduates completed classes at the Shirley Training Academy and received on-the-job training at various correctional facilities. Immediately upon graduation, all will begin permanent assignments in the correctional facilities.
The Mass. Department of Correction Division of Staff Development has been honored by the International Association of Correctional Training Personnel with its Innovative Approaches Award for its ground-breaking curriculum reflecting reality and performance based training.
Over the last seven years, 26 recruit classes have graduated adding over 2,281 new correction professionals to the Department.
The Mass. Department of Correction employs approximately 5,000 and houses over 11,500 inmates in 18 facilities, ranging from pre-release to maximum security.