CJK0310V

Officer Safety

Course Code: CJK0310V

Credit Hours: 16 clock hours

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

Course Description:
This is a basic course in which the knowledge and understanding of the facilities policies and procedures as well as being prepared to respond appropriately to minimize safety and security concerns are studied. Objectives are addressed as specified by the criminal justice standards and training commission.

Course Details

Prerequisites:

  • Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT)
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal History and Background Check
  • Drug Screen Test

Instructors:

TBD

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

See instructor's First Day Handout

 

Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

COR Outcome 1: Students demonstrate mastery of Correctional Officer knowledge and skills.

COR Outcome 2: Demonstrate safety skills appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer work setting.

COR Outcome 3: Apply critical thinking and problem solving proficiency as appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer work setting.

COR Outcome 4: Exhibit interpersonal and ethical skills as appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer work setting.

COR Outcome 5: Exhibit leadership, organizational, and professional skills appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer workplace.

 

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Describe safety hazards and security concerns for the officer.
  • Describe Situational Awareness.
  • Explain skills used in evaluating a situation.
  • Apply situational awareness.
  • List common methods of identification.
  • Specify types of valid personal identification.
  • Describe features of personal identification documents (watermarks, holograms, etc.)
  • Differentiate between valid and altered or counterfeit identification.
  • Verify identity of inmate, staff, or visitor using information from photo identification or facility records.
  • List types of personal identifying marks (or physical features) that could be used to identify inmates.
  • Compare physical appearance of inmate, staff, or visitor to their photo identification.
  • Document identity of inmate, staff or visitor.
  • Define inmate manipulation and deception.
  • Identify inmate manipulation and deception.
  • Identify visitor manipulation and deception.
  • Identify the correctional officer’s duty in the control of contraband.
  • Describe common categories of contraband.
  • Define nuisance contraband.
  • Describie nuisance contraband.
  • Define hard/hazardous contraband.
  • Describe hard/hazardous contraband.
  • Identify common inmate weapons.
  • Identify common methods of introducing contraband into correctional facilities.
  • Describe methods of detecting contraband.
  • State common practices for collecting contraband.
  • Take possession of contraband.
  • Issue receipt for confiscated contraband.
  • Determine which contraband items can be immediately discarded.etermine if contraband is needed as evidence.
  • List common types of contraband requiring chain of custody.
  • Describe common photographic equipment.
  • Describe techniques used to photograph evidence.
  • Photograph contraband.
  • Describe final disposition of contraband.
  • Arrange disposal of contraband.
  • Determine appropriate receptacles for contraband disposal.
  • Describe contraband disposal methods.
  • Describe contraband items that need special disposal.
  • Document confiscation and disposal of contraband.
  • Describe common storage methods for contraband.
  • Store contraband in secure location.
  • Describe techniques for examining visitor property items.
  • Describe types of area searches.
  • Conduct pat down of inmates before they enter or exit housing area.
  • Remove inmate and affected persons from area to be searched.
  • Conduct systematic search of area.
  • Describe area search methods.
  • Describe common search equipment used in a person search.
  • Describe area search equipment.
  • Use personal protective equipment for searches.
  • Report details of area search.
  • Conduct vehicle search.

COR Outcome 1: Students demonstrate mastery of Correctional Officer knowledge and skills.

COR Outcome 2: Demonstrate safety skills appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer work setting.

COR Outcome 3: Apply critical thinking and problem solving proficiency as appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer work setting.

COR Outcome 4: Exhibit interpersonal and ethical skills as appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer work setting.

COR Outcome 5: Exhibit leadership, organizational, and professional skills appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer workplace.

Tests, Skills Performance, Skills Demonstration, Behavioral Observation, Skills Check-Off

 

 

 

The course is competency-based using handouts, videotapes, textbooks, computer assisted instruction and instructor demonstrations.

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