Paul Kennedy, Chief of Recruitment & Training
16 Wilma Schesler Lane
Pinel Bldg., 2nd floor
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2697
Fax: (401) 462-5126
The Training Academy is responsible for the recruitment, selection and training of entry-level Correctional Officers; orientation for all the Department’s new employees and volunteers; and the development and implementation of in-service training for all Correctional staff. In-service training consists of 40 hours per year for all uniformed personnel in order to adhere to standards and assure that staff are kept up to date on current policies and practices. Training staff also develop additional training programs for correctional staff, including uniform, civilian, supervisory and contracted, to maintain and upgrade competency levels and to assure the application of state-of-the-art training of correctional practices.
Training Academy staff consists of 7 full-time instructors, 3 Training Supervisors and an administrative support team.
Hours of operation are 7am-11pm, Monday through Friday; however, office hours are only from 8:30am-4pm, Monday through Friday.