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  • Disaster / Fire Drills

    Does anyone have any scenarios that they would be willing to share? We have a smoke machine, but I want to branch out from just a simple fire and victim recovery. I would like to throw some curves at my shift commanders during the drills. Looking for scenarios, casualty cards, scenario changing cards...
    Posted to Correctional Trainers (Forum) by Lt. Dan OBrien on Tue, Sep 22 2015
  • Nova Shield Training / Refresher

    I am curious as to who teaches the electronic shield to your officers. Do your officers attend a NOVA class every year or do you have in house agency instrcutors? If you have agency instrcutors are they certified to teach by NOVA or are you simply allowing in house instructors to teach based on your...
  • Updating Leadership Development Program

    We are looking to update our leadership development program. We are interested in any updated lesson plans, PowerPoint’s, CBT, etc for all levels of leadership . We are also looking for best practices along with activities to compliment the training session. Any ideas, thoughts, or advice will...
    Posted to Correctional Trainers (Forum) by Michelle Romes on Wed, Sep 11 2013
  • Re: Annual Training

    If you are interested in training for correctional officers to improve their interaction/communication skills with inmates you may be interested in some material called, “Effective Communication/Motivational Strategies” that the Virginia Department of Corrections is using. You can contact Karen Hall...
    Posted to Correctional Trainers (Forum) by Ray Ferns on Mon, Jan 11 2010
  • Re: The Six Moving Parts of Correctional Training Effectiveness

    Hi Connie: Thanks for the reference to the article “The Six Moving Parts of Correctional Training Effectiveness”. I thought the article was very well written and thought provoking. I was particularly interested in the author’s ideas about how learning is transferred from the classroom, or computer lab...
    Posted to Correctional Trainers (Forum) by Ray Ferns on Mon, Jan 11 2010
  • The Six Moving Parts of Correctional Training Effectiveness

    Earlier this year, NIC's Regional Training Initiative released a thought-provoking paper on strategic planning in corrections training. Authors Greg Morton and Aaron Shepherd, representing the training initiative's Western Region, present a model for making correctional training count. The six...
    Posted to Correctional Trainers (Forum) by Connie Clem on Thu, Dec 31 2009
  • Re: In-service training schedules

    I don't know if you are still working on this, but we developed an In-Service Training Module similar to what Hillsborough Co. FL was doing. We currently have 59 training modules that are simply a 3 inch notebook that contains for instance: a video or sometimes 3 videos, a lesson plan, a student...
    Posted to Correctional Trainers (Forum) by Mark Stevens on Tue, Sep 8 2009
  • Re: Inmate Manipulation

    I am a cognitive behavioral program specialist working for the Michigan Department of Corrections. The best way I know of to diminish manipulation by offenders is to learn about criminal thinking. There is a book called "Inside the Criminal Mind", by Stanton Samenow that gives an outstanding...
    Posted to Correctional Trainers (Forum) by frenchag on Tue, Mar 3 2009
  • Re: Inmate Manipulation

    Hello, I am an ex correction officer from Georgia and MIchigan. My pastor has put me in charge of forming our correctional outreach ministry. We are in the infant stages of forming the ministry and I am looking for training material to train our future volunteers on inmate manipulation and similiar...
    Posted to Correctional Trainers (Forum) by kenneth.varney on Fri, Oct 10 2008
  • Re: Verbally abusive I/M

    In the Jail I work in there seems to be a need for more extensive training for civilian detention officers. The Deputies have gone to the Academy and some have military training. Some of the civilian officers are so young and don't exude much confidence. My understanding is that they get 7 hours...
    Posted to Correctional Trainers (Forum) by J- civilian on Fri, Jun 20 2008
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