CO Experience

New Numbers Released

The latest available numbers show that of 24,181 correctional officers:
  • 3,620 have less than one year of experience
  • 3,026 have one to two years
  • 4,943 have two to three years
  • 3,389 have three to four years
  • 2,654 have four to five years
  • Fewer than 2,400 have more than 10 years of experience.

The number of experience correction officers is less than you would think. The latest TDCJ report, which was published in November, 1999, shows that of the 24,181 COs employed with TDCJ-ID, 48% have less than 3 years experience. That is almost half of the total number. As of October 1, 2000, TDCJ-ID was understaffed by 2,300 officers. Below are the actual numbers.

Years of Service Number
of CO's
Less than 1 3,620
1 to 2 3,026
2 to 3 4,943
3 to 4 3,389
4 to 5 2,654
5 to 6 1,219
6 to 7 1,238
7 to 8 507
8 to 9 665
9 to 10 543
10 to 11 314
11 to 12 520
12 to 13 212
13 to 14 407
14 to 15 360
15 to 16 150
16 to 17 127
17 to 18 116
18 to 19 65
19 to 20 36
21 to 24 51
25 to 29 18
30 to 34 2
TOTAL 24,181

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