Correctional Officers in the State of Arizona are an instrumental key in the Arizona Criminal Justice System. The Arizona Department of Corrections has their own training academy which addresses the issues that are unique to the prison environment. In addition to Correctional Officers the Department of Corrections also employs regular full-authority peace officers within the organization. These officers generally perform special criminal investigations. The vast majority of officers within corrections are Correctional Officers.
The department of corrections maintains their own standards for hiring. For more information about a career as a correctional officer visit the Arizona Department of Corrections Career Opportunities Web Site.