Text is image, especially in an organization like the Department of Corrections. We are happy to announce the recent updates and changes this month, with our brand new newsletter!
The mission of the San Andreas Department of Corrections is to protect the public safety, to ensure the safety of Department personnel, and to provide proper care and supervision of all offenders under our jurisdiction while assisting, as appropriate, their reentry into society. It also plays a vital role in promoting crime prevention, supporting offenders to become responsible citizens by adopting law-abiding life styles and also, providing offender management services that protect the community. In order to efficiently do all of the above, communication with the public is rather important and so we present this month's newsletter.
- Dear Correctional Officers
While we have stepped into the year 2013 with a lot of goals, ambitions and motivation by the upcoming features ahead of us that were only so far away from us to reach, it is now time to renew them and remind ourselves of our new years resolutions. Let us not forget of what we have committed to; the Department of Corrections High Command team surely won't but it is up to each individual to do the same.
It saddens me to see so many young perspective individuals leaving the Department of Corrections. We have lost close to 17 members in April and while they were mostly newly instated members whom you can not blame if they have simply decided for the wrong occupation, some of them were actually higher ranked. Believe it or not, the DoC is nothing without its' members and if you go, the DoC is a goner as well. YOU count; each individual means a lot and can not be missed so before thinking of resigning please talk to a higher ranked member or simply your friend. There's always a better solution.
Regardless of the huge loss that we have encountered however, new correctional officers are going through our recruitment process as we speak and we will be fully back and working in no time. It is up to the current correctional officers however to make sure they feel welcomed and enjoy their time in our organisation as much as one can. Help them, help each other for we are all in this together.
Commissioner Dexter Abbruzi
- Prison Commissary
Written by Commissioner Dexter Abbruzi
Over the past few weeks, as you could have noticed, there have been a small construction site on the eastern side of the yard. The same company that built the San Andreas Correctional Facility has now, under close supervision and instructions of the Department of Corrections High Command team, built a Prison Commissary.
Despite the fact that the construction is complete, the commissary is still not operating. We need to gain a license and required documentation from the Los Santos Government to officially be able to open it and seeing how we are right in the middle of an election period, that might take a little while. Nevertheless though, this is a big step forward mainly for becoming a more civilised prison where we actually care for inmates.
Mass Resignation Wave
Written by Commissioner Dexter Abbruzi
The San Andreas Department of Corrections has suffered a huge resignation wave in late May and throughout the whole April 2013. While the reason behind that is not any more extraordinary than usually, the amount of resignations has simply shocked us all.
Without a doubt the resignation wave has effected the whole Department of Corrections and all HC team members were trying to figure out if there is a deeper reason behind the situation, however it has been brought to their attention that those were simple resignations, caused by nothing behind the scenes and were no different from any other ones that are spread throughout the whole year. The only difference is that a lot of them have happened in a short period of time.
No need to worry though, around twenty new correctional officers are undergoing our training and recruitment process as we speak and are getting ready to replace the dismissed individuals. The DoC will be back to the regular staff-count in no more than a week.
CERT "Meet the Department"
Written by Deputy Commissioner Galen Hawkins
Over the past few weeks, there's been an increase in violent activities by certain inmate groups. As a given response to that, there has also been an increase in activity for the CERT. But who are the CERT?
CERT stands for Correctional Emergency Response Team. Our job is to handle the situations that are deemed too dangerous for regular staff or situations they are not trained to handle.
Much like the Los Santos Police Department's SWAT team, we employ special tactics and weapons to complete our tasks, some of which are lethal in origin.
We deploy to handle large scale brawls which involve improvised weapons (shanks), hostage situations, riots, Community Service security and escape attempts.
If you think you're capable of joining the ranks of the CERT, then don't hesitate to apply.
- Academy #27 has been succesfully finished recently, and the Training and Recruitment Department was glad to receive every single application. True to recruitment trends, more successful applications were received, and more recruits were accepted, than in the previous month. Overall, 35 were reviewed, out of which 22 were accepted. Fifteen recruits completed their examinations successfuly, and thus are they going to be instated during their Graduation Ceremony.
The Training and Recruitment Department would like to congratulate the new Graduated Recruits, and wish them the best of luck in their duties.
#014 - Brooklyn Levenstein
#024 - Marie Beauchene
#026 - Luclin Corker
#027 - Justin Weinrich
#028 - Terrance Wright
#029 - Aurelio Magarelli
#031 - Aya Yamaguchi
#032 - Maritza Nguyen
#037 - George Stewart
#040 - Darren Poldilotta
#041 - Luca Colei
#042 - Mark Santos
#043 - Jacob Clermont
#046 - Leonardo Romani
#049 - Daniel McKane
#050 - Terrance Whitfield
#051 - Mitchell MacDonald
Sergeant > Staff Sergeant
#022 - Winona Makwa
#010 - Angela Havish
#017 - Mason Murray
Corporal > Sergeant
#034 - Tyrell Guillen
#001 - Jessica Kingston
#039 - Rainee Murguia
#005 - Iovis Nero
#011 - Daniel Stokes
#019 - Keith Howard
Senior Correction Officer > Corporal
#035 - Giovanni Poldiotta
#020 - Theresa Lockhart
#025 - Benjamin Ross
#003 - Jonathan Delanto
Correction Officer > Senior Correction Officer
#006 - Greg Fisher
#008 - Amy Johnston
#045 - Dylan Hamptons
Remember that if you weren't promoted it doesn't necessarily mean you didn't do well enough. All ranks have a certain time requirement you must fulfill in order to be able to get promoted to it. You can read those requirements in the Handbook section.
Rookie of the month, April 2013:
It has been a difficult month in terms of adjusting to changes made in the previous month and it especially required extra effort from new Correctional Officers instated in the middle of the month, as they had to adjust to the whole Department of Corrections to begin with. Nonetheless, some managed to cope with it more than fine and above everything else, show enthusiasm and extraordinary will to give something of their own to our department. Activity, special dedication and overall performance impressed us all and that is why we have decided to award Senior Correction Officer Greg Fisher with a Rookie of the Month award, April 2013.
- Another month has passed and yet again, we have struggled quite a lot with releasing this month's newsletter. Unfortunately the whole DoC is apparently going through a rough patch as far as the activity goes at the moment, but nonetheless we have introduced a dozen of new correctional officers to boost up the general activity as well as sub-departments' one. Hopefully everything goes as planned in the upcoming month and many months to come. The Public Relations department is also opening recruitment so whoever is interested in contributing to department's public view is more than welcome to give it a shot and apply.
Director of Public Relations