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    Rockland County Sheriff's Department Correction Officer Exam

    Rockland County Sheriff's Department is giving an exam for the title of Correction Officer if anyone is interested. Residency requirements are being waived for this exam. Salary is more than a NYC Police Officer.



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    Quote Originally Posted by js2487 View Post
    how hard would it be to switch over to patrol once your in the dept?
    You would have to take the civil service exam for the title Police Officer/Patrol Officer. The next one is November 2012.

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    Interesting how the RC Sheriff's Department requires correction officers to obtain a pistol permit when by statute they don't need one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by js2487 View Post
    Do you know if you would have to go through the whole process and acadamy or would you be able to lateral over?
    You would keep your current pay scale since you would still be working for the county. Not sure about the process, but you would need to go through the academy as Correction Officers are peace officers and not pollce officers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by js2487 View Post
    Oh so they dont have a patrol unit in their sheriffs dept?

    Ill prob take the test anyway, cant hurt
    They are composed of four divisions: Police, Corrections, Civil, and Communications. This exam is for Correction Officer which is in the Corrections Division (Peace Officers). The Police division is comprised of Police Officers and the next exam for that job title is November 2012, the last test was November 2008.

    The Rockland County Sheriff’s Patrol is the Police Division of the Sheriff’s Department. It is a police agency at the county level responsible for the protection of county properties, roads, thoroughfares, holdings and interests. The Division will handle any and all complaints occurring in or on Rockland county properties. This is accomplished under the direction of the Sheriff by utilizing aggressive modern police patrol techniques.

    The Division will assist any and all outside agencies, resources permitting, as requested by that agency.

    FUNCTIONS OF THE POLICE DIVISION:

    1. Protection of Rockland County roads, buildings, property and interests.
    2. Traffic safety/vehicle and traffic law enforcement.
    3. Assistance to all law enforcement agencies through mutual pacts and agreements.
    4. Detective unit investigations and criminal extraditions.
    5. Service and executions of Family Court orders and warrants.
    6. IV D warrant enforcement (adult revenue support collection)
    7. Availability of:
    a. Arson unit,
    b. Bomb unit,
    c. Computer crime unit
    d. Mounted unit
    e. Marine unit
    f. Rescue Entry and Counter-Terrorism Team (REACT)
    g. Mobile Field Force (MFF)
    h. Intelligence unit and
    i. Sheriff’s community support council.
    8. Custody and transport of prisoners in Rockland’s criminal justice system.


    Corrections

    This county facility accommodates various characteristics of the criminal justice system (criminal, civil, sentenced and pre-sentenced, adults and minors, male and female, parole and probation violators, and state ready prisoners.

    Article 20, Section 500 of the N.Y.S. Correction Law as it applies to the County of Rockland requires the jail to be serviced and maintained by the Office of the Sheriff.

    In addition, the jail must be maintained and meet standards set forth by N.Y.S. Laws as well as standards and laws set forth by the N.Y.S. Commission of Corrections, U.S. Statues and the U.S. Constitution.

    The Rockland County Correctional Center will accept all individuals legally remanded to the custody of the Sheriff from all State and Federally constituted Courts and law enforcement agencies at every level of government.

    The Rockland County Correctional Center will provide detention facilities for males and females over the age of 16 who are either awaiting trial or sentenced to serve one year or less and who have been legally committed by a judge.

    The Rockland County Correctional Center will additionally provide a secure, safe, human, well managed, cost efficient, low profiled facility for individuals temporarily removed from society until legally released.

    The Rockland County Correctional Center shall be designed, managed, administered and staffed in order to insure that staff, inmates and visitors are physically, emotionally and psychologically supported while in the facility.

    The Rockland County Correctional Center shall provide for its inmates the basic human needs of food, clothing, shelter, health, religion, recreation, family visitation and by offering counseling, education and release preparation services to aid in the inmates return to the community

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuerza View Post
    Interesting how the RC Sheriff's Department requires correction officers to obtain a pistol permit when by statute they don't need one.
    In Suffolk County we (CO's) are required to be qualified (licensed) with a pistol because some posts require having a handgun... perimeter, gatehouse, any hospital post. I'm assuming Rockland is the same. I'd be more interested if a department didn't put their CO's through a firearms course.

    What statute were you referring to?

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    Hey does anybody know what top pay is for a CO and how many years it takes to reach it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgDoc View Post
    In Suffolk County we (CO's) are required to be qualified (licensed) with a pistol because some posts require having a handgun... perimeter, gatehouse, any hospital post. I'm assuming Rockland is the same. I'd be more interested if a department didn't put their CO's through a firearms course.

    What statute were you referring to?
    That's odd. I didn't need a license to carry as a CO. It was ID/Shield only. And we did firearms training in the Academy, and then during payback day training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgDoc View Post
    In Suffolk County we (CO's) are required to be qualified (licensed) with a pistol because some posts require having a handgun... perimeter, gatehouse, any hospital post. I'm assuming Rockland is the same. I'd be more interested if a department didn't put their CO's through a firearms course.

    What statute were you referring to?
    PL 265.20 exempts police officers and peace officers from the requirement to obtain a pistol permit in order to carry a firearm, so long as nothing anywhere else in the law says otherwise. The CPL (2.10) does not put a pistol permit restriction on Corrections Officers, and they therefore fall under the Penal Law exemption. This means that Corrections Officers do not need a permit in order to carry a firearm, whether on duty or off.

    Going through firearms training, which is required by law of all CO's, is not the same as having a license. The license is therefore an unneccesary requirement and I'm surprised that the RC Sheriff imposes it.

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    anybody no how much the application fee is for this test..thanks in advance
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    Read the link with the instructions on it...

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    just received my application packet for the exam and physical I'm very excited, literally live 10 minutes from here so hoping for the best!

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