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Millbury man sworn in as correctional officer

WCSO Officers Katherine LaRose of Oxford, Ryan Logan of Millbury, and Manuel Rosario of Auburn.

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n Friday, May 31, Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis administered the Correctional Officers Oath to Ryan Logan of Millbury, one of the 24 graduating recruits of the Sheriff’s Office’s 61st Basic Recruit Training Academy (B.R.T.A.) at the department’s Training and Command Center in West Boylston. The graduates of B.R.T.A. #61 constitute a highly diverse cohort of recruits from eleven different towns across Massachusetts.

The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Academy is a paid full-time 13-week program that teaches recruits how to handle and maintain the care, custody, and control of inmates at the Worcester County Jail & House of Correction. The academy incorporates both classroom time and hands-on instruction.

Throughout the academy, recruits are exposed to all areas of corrections, including de-escalation, duty to intervene, fire safety, defensive tactics, first responder training, suicide prevention, mental health, and substance abuse. The academy also includes daily physical fitness training, weekly exams on classroom content, and frequent guest lectures/demonstrations from many partners in public safety.

Before the start of the academy, applicants must pass a written exam, physical fitness test, background check, and psychological screening test. To ensure fairness and impartiality, Evangelidis has also implemented a policy that prohibits the submission of letters of recommendation from politicians and gives preference to hiring those who have served our country.

The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for its 62nd Basic Recruit Training Academy, which will begin in September 2024. To learn more about what it takes to be a correctional officer, please visit article here...