Welcome Correctional Academy 32

Correctional Academy 32 class photo
Correctional Academy 32

A new group of correctional officers is now on the job at IDOC facilities statewide. The 23 graduates of POST Correction Academy 32 took the Oath of Honor on February 10 at the Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy in Meridian.

“This class has been through a lot together this past five weeks,” POST Academy training specialist Becky Sarver said during the graduation ceremony. “We watched these officers stress over exams just to see some of the highest scores, average class scores, that we’ve seen.”

Class President Ryan Culver said members of Academy 32 adapted to and overcame many challenges during their training and always made sure that the last person to finish an exercise never confronted it alone. “Unless we were being blessed with liberal mounts of pepper spray,” Culver joked. “In which case everyone would scramble and shout, ‘This wasn’t in my conditional offer paperwork, I want my mom and my duty snuggie.’ Okay, that was just me.”

In the graduation address, Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center Warden Jim Woolf told the new officers they would be responsible for two things as members of the department — the care, custody and treatment of inmates and supporting and protecting each other.

”It should reach out beyond the walls and into the community from which you reside,” Woolf said. “The brother and sisterhood of corrections have a long history and one to which you will become a part of.”



Story published: 03/12/2012
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