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Detention Skills Mini-Academy

February 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am - February 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


The Detention Skills Mini-Academy is designed to provide interactive and hand-on skills training to Colorado detentions officers. It supplements the CSOC Knowledge Factor on-line Detention Academy but can be taken as a stand-alone class by both new and experienced detention staff.

The content of each day is as follows:

  • Day I addresses professionalism, including ethical behaviors required of a detentions officer, development of critical thinking skills, problem solving and decision making, crisis management skills and an introduction to leadership and management
  • Day II is Who’s in Your Jail: Managing Inmate Behavior
  • Day III is Incident management, presented via scenarios and case studies designed to prepare the detentions officer for managing incidents within the jail
  • Day IV is Assessing and Responding to Emotionally Disturbed Inmates
  • Day V provides drills and scenarios on handcuffing and restraints, searching both inmates and the facility, transporting inmates and other physical skills

The instructors for the week are drawn from facilities across the state and have many years of experience in the field.

Students are selected based on proximity to the training site, with preference given to rural detentions staff. POST Certification is NOT required for this course.

The 5-day course begins each day at 0800.

Limited to 20 officers, subject to room size at the host facility.

The class is funded through a grant from Colorado POST. Although it is free to individual students, POST has committed a substantial amount of funds to bring this class to this area. If you cannot attend, please use the disenroll link on your confirmation email to withdraw at least 5 business days before the start date of the class to allow others to attend.


February 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am
February 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


County Sheriffs of Colorado
jlarson@csoc.org or jpenman@csoc.org


Mesa CSO
255 Rice Street
Grand Junction, CO 81502-5016 United States
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