Sheriff’s Office accepting applications for Basic Recruit Training Academy


Sheriff’s Office accepting applications for Basic Recruit Training Academy
Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis with the new recruits from the Sheriff’s Office Basic Recruit Training Academy #44. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for individuals interested in a career as a correctional officer for the start of their Basic Recruit Training Academy #48, which will begin in September. All qualified applicants must have an associate’s degree or higher education, or documentation of 60 credits toward completion of a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or institution of higher learning or two years of military service. United States military applicants are given priority status in the hiring process.

Correctional officers at the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office are responsible for the care, custody and control of inmates through supervision, observation and monitoring of inmate activities as well as the enforcement of security policies and procedures. Applicants who meet the hiring standards will be invited to attend an informational session during the month of June.

Those selected will participate in the 12-week Basic Recruit Training Academy and must pass a written exam, physical fitness test, background check and psychological screening test.

“The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office has a proud tradition in corrections and public safety,” said Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis. “With our Basic Recruit Training Academies, we look for highly qualified individuals who are interested in a career in corrections, willing to work hard as well as join us in the mission of public safety.”

For more information or to apply, visit Employment applications can be printed and submitted to: Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, Human Resources Department, 5 Paul X. Tivnan Drive, West Boylston, MA 01583. Applications must be completed and received by Wednesday, June 7.

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