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Pitt Community College Law Enforcement Training Division

11/2/20 - Detention Officer Certification

COURSE GOALS:

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

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

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

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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.

A mandatory registration will NOT be held for this course.  All students must have their required paperwork/documentation (no more than 1 year old) with them on the first day of class!

Civilians who have not obtained employment with a local detention facility are also welcome! Please email the training coordinator ([email protected]) to request an application packet.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

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.

REQUIRED TEXT:

Each student must have the most current version of the Detention Officer Certification Course student manual; no exceptions!  Student manuals may be ordered from the NC Justice Academy or through the PCC bokstore. Please contact the PCC coordinator at [email protected] NO LATER THAN October 23rd if you'd like to order through PCC's bookstore to ensure that the manuals are delivered by the first day of class.

CLASS DATES/TIMES:

November 2, 2020 - December 4, 2020

Times will vary daily. Schedules will be updated frequently and disseminated to students.

 

ALL STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL COVERING WHILE TRAINING IN OUR FACILITY!

 

Date: 11/02/2020 (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

 
12 slots filled - more available
Jonathan Reddick
Andrew Peaden
Ammie Pierce
Mishonda Pratt
Patrick Sasser
Misha Chester
Natasha Dickens
Adam Bennett
Heather Wolk
Theodore Lee
Robert Hunter
Clive Henry
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