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Detention Skills Mini-Academy

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Detention Skills Mini-Academy

April 15 @ 8:00 am - April 19 @ 5:00 pm


The Detention Skills Mini-Academy is designed to provide interactive and hand-on skills training to Colorado detentions officers.

Topics include:

  • 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
  • Who’s in Your Jail: Managing Inmate Behavior
  • Incident management, presented via scenarios and case studies designed to prepare the detentions officer for managing incidents within the jail
  • Assessing and Responding to Emotionally Disturbed Inmates
  • 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 detentions field. POST Certification is NOT required for this course.

The 5-day course begins each day at 0800.

Limited to 20 officers.

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 email Janet Larson at jlarson@csoc.org to withdraw at least 5 business days before the start date of the class to allow others to attend.


April 15 @ 8:00 am
April 19 @ 5:00 pm


Alamosa FD/PD Training Room
425 E. 4th Ave.
Alamosa, CO United States
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County Sheriffs of Colorado
kpendergraft@csoc.org or lbrady@csoc.org
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