- Strayer University - Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
The state of Hawaii has need for both male and female corrections officers at the local, state, and federal tiers. Due to industry expansion, attrition, retirement, and professional advancement, there is a steady need for front line officers with appropriate qualifications and a willingness to be trained on the job. Facilities in Hawaii are in Hawaii's four jails and three prisons. Jails, such as the Hawaii Community Correctional Center and the Oahu Community Correctional center are located on each major island and used for pretrial and misdemeanor incarceration as well as inmates who are ready to transition to a community placement. The state's three state prisons, Halawa Correctional Facility, Waiawa Correctional Facility, Kulani Correctional Facility are all located on the island of Oahu. Additionally, some felons are located off-island at the Saguaro Correctional Center. In the state of Hawaii there are currently 3,618 incarcerated inmates - the state employs 1,943 officers for this need. By the end of 2022, BLS.gov forecasts that there will be careers for 2,040 front-line officers. Read more about becoming a correctional officer in the data below.