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Detention Skills Mini-Academy (DE0002)

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The Detention Skills Mini-Academy is designed to provide interactive and hands-on skills training to Colorado detentions officers.  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, Liability and Principles of Direct Supervision;

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, De-Escalation Techniques and Crisis Intervention tactics;

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.

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