North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

First Line Supervision for Detention Supervisors

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

Who Should Attend:

New detention supervisors who have not received formal supervisory training.    

Course Goals:

To provide knowledge and skills required to effectively supervise personnel in a detention facility.    

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:
 ♦ Avoid liability problems arising from employment practices and field operations.Identify misconduct and corruption and be able to use appropriate techniques to prevent them.
 ♦ Determine and utilize motivational incentives to improve or cause high performance.
 ♦ Lead groups in consensus decision making and creative problem solving.
 ♦ Promote ethical practices in a detention facility and create a professional detention culture.
 ♦ Complete and receive results from a personality inventory.
 ♦ Lead others through concepts of empowerment and transformation.
 ♦ Demonstrate supervising for results skills dealing with work performance and work habit problems.
 ♦ Utilize identified competencies of a leader to address factors in high performance by employees.



This course employs lecture, conference, exercise, diagnostic instruments and skills practice.


Course Requirements:

Attendance is required at all class sessions. Students must attain an average of 70% across course examinations. They must also successfully perform in supervising for results skill practices.    



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:

Five days - 40 hours