Monday, March 24, 2014

TDCJ Releases a New Video in an Attempt to Recruit


 
 
Huntsville, Texas -  The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has released a new recruiting video in an attempt to fill vacancies in the agency after losing over 6,000 officers this last year.  The agency remains over 3,200 officers short.  Other Texas criminal justice professionals, such as DPS Troopers and game wardens received a 20% pay increase, while the correctional officers only received a 5% stretched out over a two year period.  

It will take at least a 20% to 25% pay increase to fill these vacancies as the Texas economy continues to grow.  The recruiting video is a start, but pay will be the factor which draws qualified applicants to the agency.  




10 comments:

  1. Nice!!!! Old WWII air raid siren, fat guard who is fixing to fall out in an outside picket, old facilities lacking modern basics, old video system that still uses tube monitors, old revolvers, and uniforms that are from the civil war era. Makes me want to join today. "Integrity" really???

    Why not come up with a video that says, "Hey Bubba, instead of sitting around in the trailer park this weekend, you can become a prison guard!!!!!! No education, No problem, you can be dumber than dirt, because most of the people around you will be too. We will give you a cop looking uniform, that looks like the one Barney Fife wore and the 6 shooter too!!!!! We will send you to class, just like kindergarten all over again and when you are done you can be One of the Few (Due to Staffing Shortages), One of the Proud (Because this is most likely your first real job), and if you join the TDCJ honor guard, you can look like a MARINE!!!!!!

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    1. Kudos To You! You Nailed It

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    2. Man I got to say. That was right on the money and I have been a prison gaurd for almost two years. You sumed it up perfectly. The only line I would have added. Is something about the only quailification required is needing a pulse. But two thumbs way up.

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  2. From the Desk of BoBoTheBeaten:

    You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig! That integrity part made my stomach hurt.

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  3. Professional? LMFAO. I had a major send a co to put a razor/towel in cell just to get some wrote up. Or the time I was offered to have a great career if I lied on a ioc to get a co fired. Tdc is a joke.

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    1. This page has become a place where ex-offenders or family can vent and rant. Sad.

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    2. Ex offender are not welcome to comment on this website. This blog is for criminal justice professionals.

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  5. Wal-Mart or TDC Guard? Both bottom feeder jobs.

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  6. Over 20 plus yrs as officer. The job is what you make it. You can be professional and make a difference or be part of the problem. Yes little respect but you have to take pride in yourself. . I have seen a lot and some times you have to do what is right when others don't. Even if it doesn't make you popular. That is what keeps you going.

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