Law Enforcement Specialties >> Corrections, Probation & Parole >> any advice to give, now or never!

Rate

any advice to give, now or never!

279 Views
5 Replies Flag as inappropriate
Photo_user_blank_big

22 posts

back to top

Posted about 6 years ago

 

 I go for my PT test and my written test tomorrow, the 28th.  I am eager to do it, but I also am nervous just because I don't know what to expect.  I know as far the PT test is concerned what I will be doing.  I'm just not sure how the current officers and whoever administers the test will be.  I'm new to the whole thing, and I know obviously the officers that are there now were once in my shoes.  I'm planning on dressing nicely, shaving etc. and taking my athletic clothes with me in a bag.  Also, I'm packing my lunch as they said we should.  I am also planning on arriving at 7:30 about a half hour or so early.  They hire every 3 months, so I'm wondering how many canidates they are going to select to go into training.  Also, can anyone explain to me the difference between county prison and state prison?

Operation_falcon_2007-17_max50

33 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Good Luck Jones.


In Florida the difference between County Jails and State Prisons/Correctional Facilities are as follows...


County Jails- Are built and operated by the individual counties. They hold people with new charges until they bond out or their trial is complete. They also hold anyone that has been convicted of a misdemeanor and are serving a sentence no longer than a year realted to it.


State Prisons/Correctional Facilities- Are built and run by the Florida Department of Corrections(the state) and hold people convicted of Felonies. These sentences and range any where from a year and a day to life or the death penalty.


There are some exceptions such as private facilities under contract with the state or county and "jail bed programs" but in short. Jails are run by the county and hold misdemeanors and state prisons are run by the state for felonies.

Photo_user_blank_big

22 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Awesome thanks for the info. 

081308_1906_00__max50

206 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

ViolationReport says ...



Good Luck Jones.


In Florida the difference between County Jails and State Prisons/Correctional Facilities are as follows...


County Jails- Are built and operated by the individual counties. They hold people with new charges until they bond out or their trial is complete. They also hold anyone that has been convicted of a misdemeanor and are serving a sentence no longer than a year realted to it.


State Prisons/Correctional Facilities- Are built and run by the Florida Department of Corrections(the state) and hold people convicted of Felonies. These sentences and range any where from a year and a day to life or the death penalty.


There are some exceptions such as private facilities under contract with the state or county and "jail bed programs" but in short. Jails are run by the county and hold misdemeanors and state prisons are run by the state for felonies.



I work under the Department of Home Land Security. but im contracted though =[


liberty or death, what we so proudly hail, once you provoke her. You will hear the rattling of her tail. She will return with a deadly bite, so dont tread on me

Ert_patch_max50

305 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Once you get in the job remember to be consistant, and don't let the con's knock you off your square. You get to go home after your shift, they stay in the joint. Try not to give much thought to what a con says to you, your not the one who can't conform to the law.


"To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself."
-Sun Tzu-