Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps learns about employment opportunities at Fayette County Detenion Center

November 13th, 2017

Discuss career opportunities with Security students Correction Officers Boone and Music from the Fayette County Detention Center in Lexington, KY, recently met with Security & Protective Services students at Carl D. Perkins Job Corps to inform them about the requirements needed to be a corrections officer at the detention center and the demands of the job.

The Fayette County Detention center, one of the biggest in the state, houses 1,400 inmates. The center is a maximum security facility, housing inmates who range from being low level offenders to those who are being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. Some security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. While correctional officers in Fayette County Detention Center rely on their interpersonal skills to best deal with the inmates, they also are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves if needed.

Perkins Job Corps would like to thank the officers from Fayette County Detention Center for visiting and giving a great presentation about becoming a correction officer at the detention facility.