North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Basic Inmate Transport

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 the transportation of inmates.

Course Goals:

To give the student the knowledge and practical skills required to conduct efficient, safe and secure transportation of inmates.

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:

► Describe the proper search techniques of an inmate leaving a facility on transport.

►  Using various mechanical restraints, demonstrate the proper restraining of an inmate for transport.

► List the various locations an officer may transport an inmate and describe the security concerns of each.

► Through a series of practical exercise scenarios, conduct both single and multiple inmate transports proficiently.


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

Course Requirements:

The student is expected to attend all class sessions. Students are expected to successfully complete all practical exercises. Each student must pass a written final exam.

Special Concerns:

Students should bring all issued leather gear and duty belt. Class is limited to only 12 students per offering.


Register for ALL NCJA classes (traditional classroom and online) 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:

Two days - 16 hours

Limit 2 students per department