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Corrections Officer Basic (Recruit) Training Curriculum

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Lourdes P. Clemente posted on Thu, Oct 16 2014 1:42 PM

Greetings from the Aloha State of Hawaii!

We are in the process of reviewing/upgrading our current curriculum for this specific training.  Currently, our

training is 9 weeks, 680 hours.  Could you please let us know how long your training program is (in

weeks) and the total number of training hours? Would appreciate if you can also include a breakdown of

general topic areas covered and a brief description of your overall training methodology/strategy.

Thank you very sincerely.

Lourdes "Ludi" Clemente, Personnel Management Specialist V, Hawaii Department of Public Safety

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Ours (Oklahoma) is 6 weeks long which is 240 hours of training.

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North Dakota currently runs two weeks of classroom based training with an additional 20 hours of web-based training for the core curriculum.  We do no run a centralized academy and each institution adds institution specific training to the core as necessary.  We have been using an extensive OJT program that is currently being revised. 

The core curriculum does not include any firearms training, but does include PPCT Defensive Tactics training and scenario based training. 

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djc001 replied on Sat, Oct 18 2014 9:35 PM

In Missoui it's 4 week/160 hours

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Jasachs replied on Mon, Oct 20 2014 10:45 AM

In Maryland, our Corrections Academy is 7 weeks long for a total of 262.5 hours with an additional week of Pre-Service prior to the Academy. We include Physical Training and Defensive Tactics but do not include Firearms in opur Academy. We include a combination of classroom setting and Scenario Based training in a para-military Academy setting. We have approximately 115 mandated objectives that we cover to include required testing in order to receive certification. I can send a more detailed topic list as an attachment if you send me an e-mail request to jssachs@dpscs.state.md.us

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I work for Calif Dept of Corrections, our current acadmey is 16 weeks, with firearms and expandable baton included.

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Thank you for the information. Aloha!

Lourdes "Ludi" Clemente, Personnel Management Specialist V, Hawaii Department of Public Safety

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Ours is 6 weeks and approximately 250 hours. We do a lot of agency specific and leadership development the first 2 weeks that meet all the ACA requirements. The next 2 weeks are defensive tactics and direct supervision training. We split the day between the two classes to prevent fatigue and reduce injuries. Our last two weeks are the Louisiana POST 90 hour course. After that they go to our FTO program for 8-10 weeks. All of our classes are taught in the Adult Learning Style, If you have any questions feel free to ask!
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Ours is 7 weeks long which is 280 hours of training.
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