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Correction officers graduate in Michigan

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Posted at 3:10 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 15:10:29-04

LANSING, Mich. — The Tony Trierweiler class of 2019 walked the stage on Friday to become the next generation of Michigan Correction Officers.

The ceremony took place at the Lansing Center at 1 p.m. on June 28.

Chris Gautz, Public Information Officer for the Michigan Department of Corrections told us that there were just under 200 graduates on Friday, and that it was one of the larger classes lately.

"We have quarterly academies now, our goal is to have 200 graduates in each class," he said.

All of the grads will have full-time jobs in facilities upon graduation.

He said that they are always looking for new recruits and look to hire 700-800 officers a year.

The renewed focus with MDOC is on hiring veterans.

Gautz said there were about 30 military vets at Friday's ceremony. As each one crossed the stage their rank and service was called out and they were handed a military coin from the director.

Gautz said there are over 600 vacant positions now and anyone interested should look on mich.gov/mdocjobs for more.

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