The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service is committed to the protection of society and the prevention of crime. As a member of the Prison Service team, you will play a key role in rehabilitating offenders while maintaining control of inmates under safe, secure and humane conditions.
You must be a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago and meet the following qualifications to join the Prison Service :
The recruitment process has several steps. The Prison Service publishes advertisements for selection sessions. Selection dates, times and locations will be included in the advertisements. If you are interested in joining the Prison Service, you must attend a selection session and bring the original and one copy of each of the following:
If you are selected, you must attend a preliminary interview and complete an employment application form that will be provided at the interview. If you are successful at the preliminary interview, you must write the Prison Service Entrance Examination, which is set by the Service Commissions Department. After successful completion of the Examination, you must attend a final interview and complete an employment application form that will be provided at the interview. All candidates successful at the final interview will be placed on an Order of Merit List.
When vacancies occur, candidates will be contacted in the order in which they appear on the Order of Merit List to undergo a medical and other background checks. If successful, you will be placed in recruit training for a period of approximately four to six months.
Candidates may incur some minimal costs to undergo the medical check that is required before beginning recruit training.
For more information, visit the Prison Service website using the link below. You may also contact the Prison Service office, which is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except public holidays.
Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service
Prisons Administration Building
8 New Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 623-3581
Fax. (868) 624-4687