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Basic Correctional Deputy Academy
Correctional deputies must have the ability to: understand and follow rules and oral and written instructions; establish rapport and supervise inmates; think and act decisively in stressful situations; render emergency first aid; operate passenger vehicles; detect conditions that may affect safe vehicle operation; observe and recall factual information; communicate in verbal and written form; perform basic arithmetic computations; maintain and update files and records; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and the public.
The Corrections Basic Academy is a 373-hour course that exceeds the minimum training requirements of section 179 of the California Code of regulations and meets the 832 P.C. training requirements of 831.5 P.C. In addition to the STC requirements, this course includes Hostage Management, Interview and Interrogation, Baton Techniques, Carotid Restraint, Chemical Agents (OC), Less-Lethal Munitions, First Aid & CPR Certification, Officer Liability, Drill and Ceremony, Staff Sexual Misconduct with Inmates, Basic English and Grammar Skills, Gangs, Defensive Tactics, and Emergency Response Training (ERT).
All students who successfully graduate will participate in a formal graduation ceremony.