Correctional Staff and Their Unwillingness to Learn Defensive Tactics.>>what's your opinion?
I’m simply amazed by the lack of training or willingness to learn defensive/offensive tactics by the staff in my department. Our job is one that requires us to use force in certain situations, if that situation does occur then why wouldn’t you want to be as quick and efficient as possible!?!? Not saying you’ve gotta be the next ultimate fighter, but hey why not train like it?
Believe me I have a lot more to say on this topic, just wanted to get this started and see where evryone is at on this.
A Correctional Officer’s Nightmare: Inmate Informants By Carl ToersBijns, Deputy Warden of Administration & Operations (Retired)
Correctional Officers remain our last line of defense within the criminal justice system. They stand watch over our convicted felons and do a job nobody else wants to do or contemplate applying for because of the potential dangers and the environment they would be working in. working inside the penitentiary is not a glamorous job to say the least. In fact, it is sometimes one of the worst jobs one could think of taking but with the economy and the jobless rate climbing, this remains to be a premier choice for returning war veterans, college grads, those laid off and those looking to get into law enforcement.
Part of this job includes ethical and competent performance standards. There is no room for error and every decision can be fatal or flawed where someone either gets hurt or worse, killed.
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Manager, Correctional Facility (Major) - Orange County Corrections Department - Florida
full job posting
Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice/Public Administration or a related field and five years of full time custody and control experience in a Correctional Facility to include four years in a management capacity at the level of Captain or equivalent.
Must possess and maintain a State of Florida Class "E" driver's license.
Must possess and maintain State of Florida Correctional Officer certification within first year of employment.
Master's degree from an accredited institution in Criminal Justice/Public Administration or a related field
Management experience in a large Correctional System with 800 or more staff members ...
- Oct 3-5, 2012 –Indiana Criminal Justice Ass. 2012 Annual Conf.
- Oct 10, 2012 –AIDS Education & Training Center - Drug-Drug Interactions: A Live, National Webcast
- Oct 20-24, 2012 – National Conference on Correctional Health Care
- Oct 29-31, 2012 – AJA - Managing Gangs in Jail
- Oct 29, 2012 – National Sheriffs' Association & Middlesex (MA) Sheriff's Office - 2012 Conference on Correction Officer Wellness
- Oct 29-Nov 01, 2012 – 2012 National Symposium on Sustainable Corrections
- Dec 5, 2012 – National White Collar Crime Center - Cyber-Investigation 210 GPS Interrogation
- Jan 25-30, 2013 – American Correctional Association - Winter Conference
- Feb 21-23, 2013 – Southern States Correctional Association - 2013 Mid-Winter Conference
- May 29 - June 1, 2013 – NAAWS 2013 Training Conference
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