News Staff Report
Alabama Department of Corrections increased its security workforce last Friday, August 2, by graduating 61 officers from the ADOC Basic Correctional Officer Training Course.
The officers participated in an intensive six-week training program and received ADOC-certification in a graduation ceremony held at the Alabama Corrections Academy in Selma.
The new officers — including Basic Correctional Officer Karlvin Grace, who has been assigned to Fountain Correctional Facility, and BCOs Stanley Funk and Lamar King, each assigned to Holman CI — will be assigned to 20 correctional facilities across the state.
The ADOC created the Basic Correctional Officer (BCO) position in May 2019 to accelerate the department’s employment pipeline by widening the pool of eligible candidates and generating additional efficiency with hiring security staff.
The BCO graduates are ADOC certified to supervise inmates, conduct searches, assist with educational and vocational opportunities and managing and providing rehabilitative services.