The purpose of this course is to instruct correctional officers on which policies cover the use of force, when and when not to use force, the different levels of force that can be used, the level of force that should be used in a given situation, and the consequences of force used illegally. This course will cover the different types of force that are commonly used in a prison environment, including reasonable force, unnecessary force, excessive force, non-deadly force, and deadly force. Correctional officers will learn that unnecessary and/or excessive force will result in unfortunate outcomes.This course also addresses the rules of engagement in events such as situations where force is used to prevent an escape, an individual unlawfully gaining access to the premises, and when a response/action could cause even more danger to the community. Participants will be trained on the force continuum and that the objectives for transitioning through different levels of force are to persuade, comply, impede, and stop. The training will also focus on laws that center around the rights of inmates and the criminal liability associated with unlawful uses of force.
Maintaining full control of inmates and protecting those who are not capable of or simply refuse to function properly in the general population requires having resources to separate those inmates from the rest of the population. Providing an area of separation for these inmates also provides staff the flexibility needed to safely and securely manage the institution. Strict compliance with appropriate standards of care is a must. This course will address those standards, policy implementation, and the overall professional operations of the unit.
This course will focus on maximizing the benefit and credibility of security audits. Physically counting inmates to ensure around-the-clock accountability of all inmates assigned to the institution is the very heart of institutional security. Correctional professionals are expected to confine inmates and not allow them to be released until they have completed their sentences. Therefore, this course will provide training to enable understanding to account for, confine, control, and manage inmates through formal and informal counts.
The learning objectives in this course are familiarization with departmental policies on standards of conduct, unlawful harassment, mission and vision statements, and leadership values; defining ethics; defining leadership values; understanding and defining Be, Know, and Do; learning unlawful harassment terms; and understanding the agency’s mission statement and vision statement. This course will also focus on minimum standards of conduct, effective leadership, loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage.
This course of instruction will provide a basic understanding of your duties as a First Responder, how the coordinated response works, and what you can expect in the investigation process of an alleged sexual abuse. The duties of the first responder are one of the critical components to protect the alleged victim from further abuse and provide a safe and secure environment.
This course of instruction will provide a basic understanding of PREA. The Prison Rape Elimination Act was implemented to prevent sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement and this course will introduce you core concepts of PREA.
Maintaining control of an institution cannot be accomplished without effectively conducting searches by a distant surveillance method, cursory inspections, or through face-to-face action by professionally trained employees. Searches are conducted to prevent the introduction of contraband and/or to provide for the safe, secure operation of the institution. Through this course, officers will receive training in conducting cell and area searches, frisk and strip searches, and authorized searches of visitors, guests, and staff in an efficient manner.
This course of instruction will provide a basic understanding of how you will be able to effectively manage and communicate with LGBTI, Transgender, and Intersex inmates within your facility. This course will also provide the basic tenants of the different principles and standards to manage LGBTI, Transgender, and Intersex inmates.
Cultural diversity continues to be a major focal point of the workplace and our communities. In this course, students will learn how having a healthy perspective on diversity makes an organization more effective by capitalizing on all the strengths of each employee. This course will allow officers to explore cultural differences in our personal and professional lives and learn how to embrace these differences without allowing them to become stumbling blocks. Officers will learn how to combat negative stereotypes and prejudices in the workplace by communicating effectively and promoting positive behaviors.
This course is designed to familiarize the learner with the history and recent developments of the halfway house, community residential programs, and programs for juveniles. The course is structured in such a way that the learner will understand the effectiveness of these facilities, as well as the treatment options within these facilities The course will also examine special populations, ranging from sex offenders, mentally disordered offenders, and females.