Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian has announced the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office will open registration for its 2021 correction officer class on Monday, April 19.
“The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is a recognized national leader in the field of corrections,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “We are looking for candidates who share our team’s commitment to service, professional excellence, enhancing public safety and reducing recidivism. If you share these values and goals and want to make a difference in the lives of others, I encourage you to visit our website to register for our exam.”
This year’s exam will be offered on a rolling basis with candidates able to select from a pre-determined list of dates beginning on May 4 and running through May 22. Those interested in registering for the written exam must do so before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 10 at middlesexsheriff.org.
All applicants must be 21 years of age at the date of the examination and be legally eligible to work in the United States in compliance with federal law. Candidates must also have a high school degree or equivalent and possess a valid motor vehicle license. A bachelor’s degree and/or prior law enforcement or security experience is preferred.
In addition to the written exam, candidates must pass a physical fitness test and criminal background check as well as psychological and medical examinations before being selected to participate in the 44th Basic Training Academy.
The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office was established in 1692 and has been recognized by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and a host of organizations for its innovative, cutting edge programs including the Medication Assisted Treatment And Directed Opioid Recovery (MATADOR) Program, the Housing Unit for Military Veterans (HUMV) and the Commonwealth’s first specialized unit for young adult offenders. This March, the MSO also opened a new pre-release center designed to help prepare incarcerated women for re-entry. This program focuses on treatment, family engagement and reunification.
“These specialty programs and other initiatives provide our staff members opportunities for unique assignments and specialized training over the course of their careers,” said Sheriff Koutoujian.
To learn more about the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, find a full list of qualifications or register for this year’s exam, please visit middlesexsheriff.org.