Frequently Asked Questions

What are the minimum requirements?
  • Age: at least 19 years old
  • Education: High School diploma or GED
  • Work Experience: 1 year stable work history
Will I be safe?

Corrections officers received 320 hours of training and orientation to prepare them for service. Present staff members report confidence in their safety (see staff testimonials video).

How do I apply for a job at the Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center?

To apply for a job contact William Bravo to get started at (816) 387-2113 or apply online at doc.mo.gov.

How many people are employed at the Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center?

Approximately 700 corrections staff, contract staff and volunteers are employed at Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center.

This includes:

  • Custody
  • Maintenance
  • Administrative Staff
  • Parole Officers
  • Classification
  • Food Service
  • Teachers
  • Medical Providers
  • Mental Health Services
If I have problems with the website, who should I contact?

If you experience any issues with the website, call Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center at (816) 387-2158.

After I have completed all of my testing for Correctional Officer I and I have not been contacted within a reasonable amount of time, who do I contact to find out if I am hired?

If you have not been contacted within a reasonable amount of time, please call the Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center at (816) 387-2158.

Are uniforms provided?

Yes, uniforms are provided for you to wear on the job for Corrections Officer, Maintenance, and Food Service employees.

Are meals provided on shift?

You are provided with one free meal during your shift. You are welcome to bring your own meal to work.

Are there opportunities for advancement?

There are numerous opportunities for advancement within all factions of the Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center.