Support for corrections officers
SGEU recently commissioned a survey, conducted by Viewpoints Research, of over 1,000 Saskatchewan residents to gather information on how the public views corrections officers.
We also conducted an internal survey of corrections officers, where over 250 members replied.
The results are clear: the people of Saskatchewan support the important work of corrections officers.
Respondents were asked for their . . .
VIEWS ON CORRECTIONS OFFICERS
Over 80% of our members feel the public has a poor perception of corrections officers. (Internal survey) But the reality is almost 70% of Saskatchewan residents have a positive impression of corrections officers. (Viewpoints Research)
VIEWS ON SAFETY
Just over 60% of our members feel unsafe because of workplace violence on the job. (Internal survey)
Over 90% of Saskatchewan residents agree the work done by corrections officers is dangerous and essential. (Viewpoints Research)
VIEWS ON INMATE TREATMENT
Over half of our members believe corrections officers provide excellent service to inmates and visitors. (Internal survey) The public agrees, as over 65% of Saskatchewan residents believe corrections officers treat inmates fairly. (Viewpoints Research)