The 8th Cycle Corrections Academy is in full swing, with cadets beginning their training.
“Last year in June, our 7th Cycle Academy underwent ethics and professional conduct training and we want to ensure that this cycle receives this critical training when dealing with personnel and those serving time in our facility,” said Corrections Commissioner Vincent S. Attao. “It is important that we reinforce regular training and strengthen the quality of professional conduct and protect the integrity of law enforcement and corrections.”
Attao noted that the newly employed cadets have been introduced to paramilitary ranking and structure, as well as standards and departmental procedures.
“Cadets are taught discipline and are expected to perform under highly stressful situations while maintaining their bearing. With this, our cadets undergo substance dependency and anger management on ways to prevent, control, or alleviate anger in this profession. I thank counselor Jennifer McQuay and officers of the Professional Standards Unit in strengthening enforcement and conduct,” he said.
Gov. Ralph DLG Torres reiterated that enhancing ethics and professional conduct training to promote rehabilitation and reintegration is a key part to the overall success of the correctional facility.
“I will continue to emphasize that for the long-term, focusing on rehabilitation and reintegration is one of the ways we can address the issues with individuals who are incarcerated, and concerns with recidivism. Training our cadets to encompass this mentality improves the system and strengthens their duties and responsibilities beyond keeping peace and order. These cadets are given authority, which is a high level of civil and ethical responsibility. There is and will continue to be a delicate balance in maintaining this responsibility, which is why these training academies for all law enforcement is critical. As we move toward enforcing policies, and improving our correctional facility, I commend our cadets for taking an interest in public service and doing their part in ensuring the wellbeing of the community,” Torres said. (PR)