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Pitt Community College Law Enforcement Training Division

10/3/2022 - 11/4/2022 - Detention Officer Certification


To present students with the basic standard operating procedures for local confinement facilities and to develop the role and responsibilities of professional detention officers.


Student will be able to:

- Supervise inmates providing safety, security, meals, proper sanitation and medical care
- Respond to medical emergencies within the facility
- Search incoming and resident prisoners
- Search a cell block and general areas
- Apply information of a prisoner's legal and constitutional rights to administrative operation of the detention facility, composition of disciplinary sanctions, use of force and civil liability to officers
- Identify and cope with stressful situations
- Maintain personal and detention facility security
- Deal effectively with inmates
- Process incoming prisoners
- Transport prisoners safely
- Profile characteristics of a potential suicide
- Respond to inmates in crisis situations
- Develop the ability to respond to a physical attack to ensure the safety of officers and inmates
- Develop and implement emergency plans
- Properly demonstrate the use of fire equipment


All persons who are employed as detention officers at local confinement facilities are required by the Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission or the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission to successfully complete this course.

Civilians who have not obtained employment with a local detention facility are also welcome! However, each student is REQUIRED to attend at least 1 of the registration sessions in order to obtain an application packet. (Hired officers are not required to attend.)

Registration sessions will be held on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 2pm and Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 2pm.  Sessions will be held at our training facility located at 2096 Central Park Drive, Winterville, NC, in classroom #101.

Tuition $180.55


Attendance is required at all class sessions.

Students must score a minimum of 70% on written tests and/or practical exercises for each block and score a minimum of 70% on the final Commission-administered written exam.

Uniforms are required for class. Students must also have proper gym clothes for physical assessment, physical training, and subject control techniques.


October 3, 20222 through November 4, 2022, times vary

Date: 10/03/2022 (Mon.)

Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT

Location: PCC LE Training Center

Created by:   Pitt Community College Law Enforcement Training Division
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Available Seats

Available Seats (25)

14 of 25 slots filled
Jeremy Hewitt
Blount Lawrence
Tanner Harrington
Sarah Clark
Devin Marston
Travon Campbell
Jazsmine Hall
Dashika Mason
Keisha Basnight
James Riddick
Izaiah Walker-Warren
Erieon Brown
Scott Thompson
Kokethia Smith
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