Status - Recruitment is CLOSED

If words like public service, ethics, integrity, patience, discernment and dependability are serious motivators in your life then you have the qualities of becoming a Prison Officer.

Five Reasons to become a Prison Officer

  • Upward Mobility – You enter as a recruit and move up the ranks of Prison Officer II, Prison Supervisor, Assistant Superintendent, Senior Superintendent, Assistant Commissioner of Prison, Deputy Commissioner of Prison and even Commissioner of Prison.
  • Specialized Task – You have opportunities to learn and advance quickly to areas you specialize in – Information Communication Technology, Corrections, Welfare and many more. Click here to see Facilities Departments
  • Excellent Remuneration Package – One of highest paid staff under the Military Service. Excellent salary, pension and medical benefits as well as uniform, meals, transportation and allowances.
  • Extra Curricular Activities and Recreational Development – Opportunities to enhance your skills with participation in the Prison Band, Choir and Sporting Events.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – Offers support services such as counselling, treatment and referrals to address your specific needs. Click here to learn about EAP 

Minimum Entry Requirements

Physical Requirements

  • Male – Between 19 – 35 years of age, height 169cm or taller and chest width 87cm or more.
  • Female – Between 19 – 35 years of age, height 163cm or taller.

Additional Requirements and Academic Qualifications

  • Certificate of Good Character (No more than 3 months old).
  • Trinidad and Tobago Government Issued Identification Card.
  • Birth Certificate (Affidavit where applicable).
  • Two Testimonials (References) – (No more than 3 months old).
  • Two Passport sized pictures.
  • Three (3) CXC or GCE ‘O’ Levels passes. English is mandatory. Acceptable grades 1, 2 and 3 (from the year 1998) or Basic grade 1

Recruitment Process

  • The only way to apply to be a Prison Officer is to respond to an advertisement placed in the daily Newspaper and Social Media Platforms inviting qualified Nationals to apply.
  • Once you meet the requirements mentioned above, follow the instructions on the advertisement and appear for screening.
  • At the screening process your height, weight and chest size are recorded. Together with a review your documents.
  • Once you are successful at the screening process, you will be contacted via a letter that you are eligible to write the Civil Service Exam.
  • The Civil Service Exam consist of three parts – English, General Knowledge and Mathematics.
  • At the final interview you will interviewed by a panel of Senior Prison Official.
  • Once successful you are placed on an order of merit list which ranks applicants based on several criteria.
  • A psychological evaluation is then given to you to measure your range of skills. eg. Numerical, Verbal, Logical Reasoning and Personality Traits.
  • You are then given a thorough Medical and Physical Evaluation by Medical Staff.
  • Once successful you will start of as a Recruit and be trained for several months.
  • After the completion of your training, you are then welcomed into the Trinidad and Tobago Prison. Service