North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Detention Field Training Officer

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Detention officers who will be or are assigned the responsibilities of training new detention officers during their field training periods.

Course Goals:

To provide the technical and personal skills to individuals in order for them to function as evaluators and trainers of recruits who have completed the basic Detention Officer Certification course.

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:
.  Evaluate the performance of new detention officers.

.  Utilize performance feedback, interpersonal communication skills and training skills in the interaction with the trainees.

.  Successfully utilize leadership skills and attributes.

.  Evaluate and counsel the new detention officer in report writing and note-taking skills.


This course employs lecture, discussion, practical exercises and demonstrations.

Course Requirements:

Attendance is required at all class sessions. In order to satisfactorily complete this course, the participant, given several videotaped scenarios, must satisfactorily evaluate and document the performance of the trainee depicted therein and obtain a minimum score of 70% on a written test to be given at the conclusion of the course.


Register for ALL NCJA classes (online, traditional, web-based) on our North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.


Course Coordinator:

Amanda Stephenson

Length of Course:

Five days - 40 hours