This training program will prepare students for employment as Correctional Officers and Jailers. The content includes, but is not limited to, knowledge of codes of ethics; history and evolution of laws; introduction to the criminal justice system; statutory authority of the FDLE Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC); corrections rules, rights, and responsibilities; basic law and legal procedures; correctional operations; investigation knowledge and skills; use of force; defensive tactics; physical fitness; chemical agents, weapons, and firearms skills; controlling, restraining, and arrest techniques; medical first responder techniques; sexually transmitted diseases; emergency preparedness techniques; communications skills; and interpersonal skills.
Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.
420 HOURS/14 Weeks
Officer Wellness and Physical Abilities - 30 Hours
CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics - 80 Hours
Introduction to Corrections - 32 Hours
Communications - 40 Hours
Officer Safety - 16 Hours
CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers - 40 Hours
Facility and Equipment - 8 Hours
Intake and Release - 18 Hours
Supervising in a Correctional Facility - 80 Hours
Supervising Special Populations - 40 Hours
Responding to Incidents and Emergencies - 16 Hours
CMS Criminal Justice Firearms - 80 Hours