If you want to become a correctional officer for the Los Angeles Sheriff Department, let me be the first one to tell you it is not going to be easy. There are many people vying for the chance to become a corrections officer for LASD. There will be applicants with military experience, college degrees, and/or law enforcement background.
Although the minimum qualifications to become a corrections officer for LASD doesn’t stress that you must have military experience or a college degree, it does help. Those are some of the unspoken rules in law enforcement that not too many applicants even know exist. I bet if you go down the line on who’s who in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department a great deal of them have either a college degree or military experience.
Now don’t get down on yourself if you don’t have a degree or a military background. Why? You can still leapfrog the competition if you receive a top score on your panel interview. Everyone is on the same level during the correctional officer panel interview. That’s why I encourage every corrections officer prospect to study up on the interview by looking over Robert Lawrence’s Killer Interview Secrets Handbook.
Robert’s Killer Job Interview Preparation Guide does a fantastic job of preparing you for the corrections officer oral exam. If you have time to do so, go ahead and read the e-book all the way through before your next interview. You’ll be shocked to know how simple it is to have the interviewers chomping at the bit to hire you.