The Bristol County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) has announced that the minimum age to become a correctional officer in the department has been lowered from 19 to 18 years old. The new age limit will enable high school graduates to pursue a career as soon as they complete their studies. Additionally, potential employees can initiate the paperwork and interview process at 17 and start training academy once they turn 18. The move is aimed at retaining talented recruits who are interested in a law enforcement career at the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office. The BCSO is offering incentives for prior military or first-responder experience, and also for individuals with specific degrees. Interested candidates can attend the job fair held by the BSCOT on April 19 and 22 at the annex building. To encourage recruiting, new correctional officers will receive a $5,000 signing bonus.

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