We Want You: Why Now is the Time to Start Your Career as a Correctional Officer
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy
One of the most constant components in life is change. Change can come in many forms and be caused by a variety of factors such as physical environments, demographics, economics or politics.
And as former U.S. President John F. Kennedy said, change is inevitable. It is how you harness that change that can predicate your future – especially when it comes to your career.
If you’re considering a career change where you can make a positive impact on your community and on individual lives, then the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (MDPSCS) is for you.
As one of the largest state agencies in Maryland, the MDPSCS employs more than 11,000 dedicated individuals that oversee 27 correctional institutions and 45 community supervision offices. Read more
Be The Match
Maryland’s Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) teamed up with Be The Match, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping patients get life-saving transplants to combat blood cancer, for the 2019 State of Maryland Day to Serve. Day to Serve (DTS) has become an amazing tradition of community engagement and service for state employees throughout Maryland. It transcends politics and religious differences, and unites people from all different cultures and backgrounds to come together with the shared goal of helping those in need and improving our communities. Additionally, it provides a unique and positive opportunity for our workforce to come together and give in a meaningful way, locally and globally. Therefore, the partnership between DPSCS and Be The Match seemed to be a natural, meaningful fit for Day to Serve 2019. Read more
Census 2020: You Can Shape The Future
24 Agents Graduate from
Parole and Probation Academy
Maryland added 24 new warriors to the front lines of public safety on July 19, when the Division of Parole and Probation held another Agent Academy graduation.
Parole and Probation is a critical public safety component statewide, and one of the largest divisions within the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. More than one thousand people work in Parole and Probation, as agents, Drinking Driver Program monitors, investigators, Home Detention Unit case managers, and clerical and support staff.
The agents who graduated on July 19 will work in 15 different offices across the state. Their training included seven weeks of classroom learning, mock court hearings, and physical training, as well as extensive field training in the offices in which they’ll be working.
Parole and Probation supervises more than 40-thousand people in all corners of Maryland, including those sentenced by the courts to probation and those released from prison, either by the Parole Commission, the courts, or by mandatory supervision guidelines.
“We are public safety,” said Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Robert Green, who spoke of a unified department with a goal of reducing recidivism and increasing programs and services.
The new agents also heard a message of thanks and inspiration from Martha Danner, Director of Parole and Probation, who’s a 33-year veteran of the agency.
Each received his or her official law enforcement badge after taking the Oath of Office.
The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has been made aware that members of the public are receiving phones calls indicating that a loved one has been taken into our custody and a fee was necessary to ensure their release. The caller indicates that money should be sent through Western Union.
***Facility Visiting Hours Change Notices***
Visits at Roxbury Correctional Institution are cancelled for Monday, December 9, 2019.
Please be advised ALL elevators at MCI-H are out of service for approximately two weeks.
There are no visits for inmates residing in Housing Unit 2 until further notice.
Note: The duration of all visits is now an hour, except for Disciplinary Segregation inmates/detainees.
Eastern Correctional Institution’s East and West compounds hours are permanently changed to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9AM-2:30PM
Dorsey Run Correctional Facility visiting hours will temporarily change to 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Inside the Fence Episode X
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- Service Puppy Named for Fallen Correctional Officer - The newest future service dog to arrive at the Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown is eliciting some tears for more than his cuteness. The black Labrador is ...Learn more
- Outlasting the Beatles, Vietnam and Watergate as a 50-year State Worker - When Jumary West started working for the state 50 years ago this month, the Vietnam War was still raging, The Beatles hadn’t broken up ...Learn more
- Corrections Department Seeks to Replace Lost Mill Jobs - The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services will hold a special Cumberland hiring event this Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th, to ...Learn more
- Division of Correction to be Honored by National Alliance on Mental Illness October 16, 2019
- Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy Open Hearing October 16, 2019
- Women’s Prison Warden Makes the Cover Of Washingtonian Magazine September 26, 2019
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