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    Rank Structure and Duties

    I am a little bit confused as to the Rank Structure and the duties you all perform.

    From the Posts I can conclude at the moment that you can be a Correctional Officer with CO's duties only, or you can progress to a CO with some Police duties,or is it that you can be a CO who can act in both roles with full powers.

    In the state system down here the rank structure is as follows:

    *CO-Correctional Officer
    *SPO- Senior Prison Officer
    *CPO- Chief Prison Officer
    *G1-Governor Grade 1
    *G2-Governor Grade 2-Operations Manager
    *G3-Governor Grade 3-Centre Manager

    In the private prison here , well at least where I work it is:

    *CO- Correctional Officer
    *SCO-Senior Corrections Officer-Supervisor
    *CM- Correctional Manager
    *Operations Manager
    *Centre Manager
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    NJ Department of Corrections is as follows:

    -Trainee- 16 weeks in the acaddemy
    -Correction Officer Recruit- probationary officer
    -Senior Correction Officer
    -Sgt.
    -Lt.
    -Capt.
    -Chief

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    In AZ we have actually two different rank structures, Security and Programs.

    Security is your line COs, all uniformed positions:
    Cadet(in Academy)
    CO II
    Sergeant
    Lieutenant
    Captain
    Major

    Programs is counselors mainly:
    COIII-Equal to Lt.
    COIV-Equal to Cpt.
    Assistant Deputy Warden

    Above that is the Deputy Warden, in charge of a unit of a complex, and then Warden, who runs an entire complex.
    Last edited by thirdgod; 03-21-2005 at 07:47 PM.
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    In the Ohio Department of Rehab. and Correction, this is it:

    1. Corrections Officer
    2. Sergeant
    3. Lieutenant
    4. Captain
    5. Major
    6. Deputy Warden, Operations
    7. Warden
    8. Regional Director (North and South)
    9. Director, O.D.R.C.
    10. Governor of the State of Ohio

    That's about the shape of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackandgold978
    In the Ohio Department of Rehab. and Correction...
    That's funny!

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    In the Massachusetts Department of Correction

    1. Correction Officer
    2. Sergeant
    3. Lieutenant
    4. Captain
    5. Director of Security
    6. Duputy Superintendent
    7. Superintendent
    8. Associate Commissioner
    9. Assistant Duputy Commissioner
    10. Duputy Commissioner
    11.Commissioner
    12. Secretary of Public Safety
    13. Governor of Massachusetts

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    North Carolina

    Here in NC it goes like this:

    Correctional Officer
    Correctional Sgt.
    Correctional Lt.
    Correctional Capt.
    Asst. Superintendent
    Superintendent

    We have no law enforcement powers outside of the prison other than we can detain, but not arrest.

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    Ranks

    Just to throw something different into the mix.

    This is the New Zealand Structure.

    CO - Corrections Officer
    SCO - Senior Corrections Officer
    PCO - Principle Corrections Officer
    Unit Manager
    Site Manager - Superintendant


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    Just to add to the confusion, here in Colorado, the Sheriff's Office of each county is responsible by law to house all individuals arrested, given a sentence of 2 years or less, awaiting trial or retrial, or a waiting for transport to the Dept. of Corrections. While the deputies also work patrol in the unincorporated areas of the county not covered by city police dept., the main task of the Office is to maintain detention facilities. Detentions is responsible for Intake & Release, Court & Transport, and Floor Security at the Criminal Justice Center (jail). Ranks are the same for the road or detentions as is the pay here & the bigger Offices but smaller counties still have a pay seperation.
    Recruit (at Academy)
    Deputy III (probationary)
    Deputy II
    Deputy I
    Sgt.
    Lt.
    Commander (over a facility or specific function)
    Bureau Chief (over Law Enforcement Bureau, Support Services, or Detentions)
    Undersheriff
    Sheriff (elected position but must be or able to be Peace Officers Standards & Training certified)

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