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Detention Instructor Update


Page Last Updated March 2015
The Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission approved in-service training requirements which will be implemented January 2016. These rules include the following annual requirements:

Detention Officer (16 credits)

Required Topics:
Career Survival: Stop! Think About What You Are Doing     (4 hours/credits)
Communicable Diseases    (2 hours/credits)

Detention Intelligence Update   (2 hours/credits)
Understanding PREA   (4 hours/credits)

Topic of Choice:
Fundamentals of Evidence Collection in the Detention Facility     (2 hours/credits)

Inmate Movement    (4 hours/credits)
Leadership: Modeling Appropriate Behaviors    (2 hours/credits)
Lesson plans will be available on the Web on or before November 1, 2015. If you are an agency head, school director, or instructor, email Tim Fuss at  tfuss@ncdoj.gov to obtain the In-Service lesson plans on the web. Video clips cannot be obtained directly from the website.

Contact the NCJA Library at 910-525-4151, ext. 257, to borrow a CD to copy the video clips or purchase the In-Service Training Package through the NCJA BOOKSTORE

The NCJA Audio-Visual Library will have CDs/DVDs for loan. The only cost will be return postage. Trainers/administrators are permitted to save the materials and to copy and duplicate as needed.