MCALESTER, Okla. – Twelve cadets graduated from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections cadet training academy.
Thursday’s graduation, held at Lakewood Christian Church, was the agency’s seventh of 2018.
ODOC employs more than 1,800 correctional security officers. These graduates will help the agency replenish a force that turned over by 25 percent in Fiscal Year 2017.
The agency has two cadet training academies, the Wilson Training Academy and Satellite Training Academy.
The agency is currently hiring staff at all levels at multiple facilities throughout the state.
More information can be found at http://doc.ok.gov.
Above: The seventh graduating class of 2018 for ODOC sits for a class photo on Wednesday at Lakewood Christian Church in McAlester.
Above: ODOC's Honor Guard was on hand Wednesday for the agency's seventh cadet graduation of 2018.
Above: Deputy Warden Kathy Mordecai speaks to Wednesday's class of graduating cadets at Lakewood Christian Church in McAlester.
Above: A cadet receives his certification from ODOC officials during the agency's graduation at Lakewood Christian Church Wednesday in McAlester.
Above: ODOC's David Edelman, Security and Facility Operations Manager, swears in Wednesday's graduating class of cadets at Lakewood Christian Church in McAlester.