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Officer Training. How Much Do You Get

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Ok, Lets hit the ground running. How much training do your officers get prior to hitting the ground running. Do you have an OJT after that training and do you have any annual/quarterly/semi-quarterly/monthly training. What does you training include?


When I first started in the military I got an additional 2 weeks training on corrections on top of the military police training. Got out went to work for a private corporation that had several facilities around the world(biggest joke around) and recieved 4 weeks training, pissed some people off because I was promoted to Lt 1 week out of training... Went to work for the state(GOD BLESS TEXAS) had 4 weeks of inhouse training to include DT/Firearms/Chemical Spray after that we had 2 weeks OJT, where we hit every part of the farm we were at after that 2 weeks we were thrown to the wolves...


At my present job(small Texas County) we were monitored by another officer for a week, given a correspondance course that had to be completed in 90 days(50 hrs), after testing on the course we attend a week(48 hr) class room instructed training which includes 2 tests and 1 final examine and a 12 hr block of DT's. Once the final exam is passed with at least a 85 percent, we are sent to take the State of Texas exam with TCLEOSE. Once that is passed you only get 3 tries, the shift lead on the shift conducts monthly training, the Sgt's conduct quarterly and annual training. 

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22 week police academy, minimum of 8 weeks FTO and 1 year probation.


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For Nevada Dept of Corrections, NV POST Category III 180 hours + NDOC Range Master Course 48 hours + Monadnock Certifications 80 hours + SRT Training 44 hours + Ruger Armorer Course 40 hours.


For Carson City Sheriff's Office, NV POST Reserve Basic 220 hours.

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KSP494 says ...



22 week police academy, minimum of 8 weeks FTO and 1 year probation.



Dang... I know that here in Jacksonville FL, there is a 32 week academy and a year and a half probation. I think the FTO is the same though...


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dutycalls says ...



KSP494 says ...



22 week police academy, minimum of 8 weeks FTO and 1 year probation.



Dang... I know that here in Jacksonville FL, there is a 32 week academy and a year and a half probation. I think the FTO is the same though...



32 weeks for JAX are you sure about that?


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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

4 weeks trainging 1 week ojt and about 2 months of drills and procedures


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I had about eight weeks of training for deputy correction officer. I thought the training was a joke though, they pretty much gave us the answers to every test question. We didn't have anything challenging, which kinda sucked to me. I like a challenge sometimes. After training I was put with an FTO. Well, my first FTO didn't last long, two days, she got arrested for dui and they put me with a temporary FTO for two days. I was then switched to my permanent FTO after she came back from leave. I was given the short end of the stick, pretty crappy if you ask me. My last FTO read some of the things that my first two FTOs wrote in my file, it was a bunch of lies. I was really aggravated after she read everything to me.


I think the agency needs to change how they train. It's not anything you can take serious. This agency has a lot of problems keeping people, it usually starts once they start working in the jail. Poor training and poor supervisors.

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KSP494 says ...



dutycalls says ...



KSP494 says ...



22 week police academy, minimum of 8 weeks FTO and 1 year probation.



Dang... I know that here in Jacksonville FL, there is a 32 week academy and a year and a half probation. I think the FTO is the same though...



32 weeks for JAX are you sure about that?



Pretty darn sure. Like 95% sure. From what I have been told it is an 8 month academy (32 weeks). But then again, I could be wrong... it wouldn't be the first.


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12 week Academy, 2 week OJT, 1 year probationary period. 40 hours mandated training per year, 52 hours Emergency Response Team Advanced Training per year.


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North Carolina Department of Correction: Division of Prisons BCOT (Basic Correctional Officer Training) consists of a 1 month, (20 days) of policy based, risk averse, minimal martial, baton, OC spray & firearms blocks. To be honest, there isn't much to it. C/Os in the state of North Carolina don't even have to night time qualify with firearms to carry & be certified (though P/P officers must).


 


In a little while,I hope to be hired by a Sheriff's department which will hopefully expand my training with BCOT (Basic Detention Officer Training). If not, I will take the BLET (Basic Law Enforcement Training) and go into street law enforcement which is a goal in the near future.


 


 


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I had 8 weeks in MA "A" school then 6 weeks detainee operations training then 2 weeks Corrections training.  Then on top of that every year week go through a week long training and 2 time a month we do a day of training. And we always do OJT when we PCS to a new command.


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7wk academy then OJT kinda since you are assigned to a post even if its a one man post.and sexual harrasment training every year.

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Missouri Department of Corrections requires 4 weeks of Academy training + 1 week of Defensive Tactics / Firearms during the daylight hours. Upon graduation from the academy they cut you loose inside the institution on 2 weeks OJT with an FTO then your on 9 months probation. A little over 1 year later I'm already in line for the next FTO class


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Five weeks of classroom training and three weeks of OJT, after that 40 hours annualy

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4 weeks OJT in the door, 14 week Basic Corrections Officer training academy to include everything except title 39 ( motor vehicle) and standard NJ title 2c final exam. Sidenote...we have to pay for the title 2c book out of pocket

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NYCDOC is a 4 month academy with 1 week basic firearms,1 week OJT.After that is 48 hours a year in service training

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DOC Special Requirement: Prior to institutional assignment, candidates must successfully complete all phases of a nine-week Correctional Officer Basic Course.  This course is administered by the Department of Correction at the Employee Development Center.  Coursework includes physical, classroom and hands-on training.  Instruction is provided in the areas of inmate supervision, defensive tactics, riot control, weapons, report writing and emergency medical training.


This is for Delaware.


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DOC Special Requirement: Prior to institutional assignment, candidates must successfully complete all phases of a nine-week Correctional Officer Basic Course.  This course is administered by the Department of Correction at the Employee Development Center.  Coursework includes physical, classroom and hands-on training.  Instruction is provided in the areas of inmate supervision, defensive tactics, riot control, weapons, report writing and emergency medical training.


This is for Delaware.



Oh, 9 month probation, we also have annual training, usally broke down in segment, so every 2 or 3 months we have taining, CPR/Weapons/Gas/etc, on and on. Usally 1 week FTO thwn get out there !


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6 weeks in Correctional Worker Core Training (Correction Officer , 10 month "OJT/Vocational Training", and 6 more month probation (total is 18 month probabtion).


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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

When I started in Corrections 13 years ago, we recieved 3 weeks in service training and 1 week FTO. With in about 1 year we had to go through corrections academy where we were trained in everything police are trained in except traffic and driving. The academy at that time was 8 weeks. Now the new recruits are hired they recieve 3 weeks in service with defensive tactics, OC, handcuffing and policy. They then reciev 2 weeks ojt and are thrown to the wolves. After about a year they are sent to the academy  which is 13 weeks and are returned with full law enforcement powers. We must recieve 40 hours training a year at in service training with the local law enforcement in the county, Prosecutor, police, sherriffs ect... about 4 houes of that is DT everything else is updates. We also are required to qualify 2 times a year if we want to continue to carry on and off duty, it is not required.

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North Carolina Department of Correction: Division of Prisons BCOT (Basic Correctional Officer Training) consists of a 1 month, (20 days) of policy based, risk averse, minimal martial, baton, OC spray & firearms blocks. To be honest, there isn't much to it. C/Os in the state of North Carolina don't even have to night time qualify with firearms to carry & be certified (though P/P officers must).


 


In a little while,I hope to be hired by a Sheriff's department which will hopefully expand my training with BCOT (Basic Detention Officer Training). If not, I will take the BLET (Basic Law Enforcement Training) and go into street law enforcement which is a goal in the near future.


actually that is incorrect there is Night fire and familiarization as well as one year probation.  Also there is anual requal of forty hours.  And, there is suppost to be a mentorship of a minum of 3 weeks.  There are also numerous courses given by the technical community colleges free of charge for certified sworn corrections and detentions officers offered through out the calendar year.  If you got to PERT, SORT, K-9, Instructor, Gang Squad, or Negociations there is more extensive training given for each.

 


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 Here in Coweta we get 2 weeks Jail School , then 1 year probationary period. Its mandatory for us to take a Suicide Prevention Class , CPR , DT , and now Gang Awareness Class every year. They are getting up more classes for us butnothing is written in stone yet.


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