Workplace Culture

What We Value.

Staff Envolvement

2019 Torch Run 

Staff Testimonials

"I chose a career with CDOC because I always wanted a career in law enforcement and the pay and benefits offered were above average."


"I stay with the CDOC for several reasons; the money, benefits, the job, but most importantly, the people I work with."  

-Limon Training Coordinator

"I chose to work for CDOC because I have a degree in Criminal Justice and enjoy the field."


"I stay because I love my CDOC family and the growth/promotional opportunities within the department. "

-Sterling Housing Captain

"I chose to work with the Department of Corrections for the financial stability, benefits and work-life balance to provide for my family. "


"I stay because I love what I do and who I work with. "

-Headquarters HR Technician III

"I chose a career as an educator with the Department of Corrections to continue in the field I enjoy but with added challenges and rewards."


"I stay because correctional educators play an important role in the CDOC mission and the work I do is valued by the department."

-Limon State Teacher II

"I wanted a challenging career in which I could use my skills, grow and learn. A Friend recommended the Colorado Department of Corrections and here I am!"

I stay because everyday I get to do something I enjoy, no tow days are ever the same, and at times w

"I stay because every day I get to do something I enjoy, no two days are ever the same, and at times we are able to make an impact on people's lives and decisions."

-Denver  Lieutenant

"I chose to work for CDOC because it gives me the opportunity to continue serving my community outside of the military. "


"I stay because I want to make Colorado safe for our citizens. "

-Denver Life Safety Officer

"I didn't know what to expect when I started a job in corrections. I came for a steady paycheck to support my family."


"I stay because I know what I do makes a difference in the lives of offenders."

-Denver Teacher I

"I chose to work for the CDOC because I feel personally invested in the safety of Colorado communities."


"I stay because I believe my work fulfills the mission to engage offenders in opportunities to make positive behavioral changes and become law abiding, productive citizens."

-Buena Vista Regional Volunteer Coordinator

Bridging the Gap.

Sterling Correctional staff and offenders are dedicating their time to giving back to their community.