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Detentions and Corrections



Our Detentions and Corrections Bureau is the largest bureau within the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, with nearly 1,200 employees. In the course of a year, the Sheriff’s Department is responsible for the housing, feeding, health maintenance, and provision of vocational programs for over 100,000 inmates. The Sheriff’s Department provides the care and supervision for these inmates throughout five Type I facilities, four Type II facilities, a Transportation Division, and a Work Release Program.

Providing a key support role to the Detentions and Corrections Bureau is the Administrative Support Unit (ASU). Established more than 15 years ago as a compliance unit, this specialized unit also provides training to both professional and safety staff within the Bureau. The successful management of these facilities and operations relies heavily on the training and professionalism of correctional staff. The Detentions and Corrections Bureau Training Detail at ASU provides a variety of instructional courses and classes to safety and professional employees in order to maintain a high level of standards and professionalism throughout the bureau.

Corrections Bureau Training Course List

Custody Booking

Participants will receive hands-on training in a computer lab setting and are provided with the knowledge and skills required to properly book individuals in a correctional facility.

CNI/JIMS/TIBURON (2 hours)

Participants will receive hands-on training in a computer lab setting on how to access and navigate various law enforcement database systems.

Conduct & Ethics (4 or 8 hours)

4 hours - Conduct expected of correctional staff will be reviewed during this interactive course and participants will explore ethical decision-making in a law enforcement environment.

8 hours - In-depth course on conduct expected of correctional staff will be reviewed during this interactive course and participants will explore ethical decision-making in a law enforcement environment, including practical application.

Contraband (1.5 hours)

This course defines and identifies various contraband, encountered by staff in a correctional facility, and includes fashioning of weapons, common hiding places, movement, and concealment.

Introduction to Corrections (16 hours)

This course prepares the participant to work in a correctional facility. As an introductory course, it offers the foundations of working in corrections, including an overview of general daily operations and situations that may be encountered.

HT Radio Procedures (1 hour)

This course covers the basic operations of radio procedures for employees in a San Bernardino County correctional facility. It includes both classroom and practical, hands-on application, in addition to a review of 10-codes, HT radio etiquette, and professional use of this equipment.

Inmate Classification Overview (2 hours)

This course is applicable to any corrections staff and provides a basic overview of the classification process in a correctional facility.

Inmate Con Games (2 hours)

This course provides participants with general knowledge of various con games used by inmates in a correctional facility and provides techniques for identifying and avoiding manipulation.

Jail Managers & Supervisors (32 hours)

STC Certified
This course encompasses a variety of issues inherent to supervising staff in correctional facilities. Common problems, procedures and solutions will be explored.

Correctional Jail Officers Supplemental Core Course (formerly entitled Jail Operations) (56 hours core, 24-hours facility specific)

STC Certified
This course is a STC required supplemental core course outline for safety personnel assigned to correctional facilities. Participants will be provided with an overview of custody facility operations

Maintaining Security & Safety in a Correctional Facility Overview (4 hour)

This course addresses the basic precautions and procedures necessary to maintain security in a correctional facility.

Mentor Development Course (4 hours)

STC Certified
An interactive workshop provided to general and safety staff that will be mentoring new employees, including techniques for verbal and non-verbal communication and an emphasis on leadership skills.

ROP Orientation (4 hours)

This course is designed to provide contract employees with the knowledge necessary to safely perform their duties in a correctional facility.

Supervising Professional Staff (4 hours)

This course is designed for any personnel responsible for supervising general employees in a law enforcement environment. Problems and solutions to common personnel issues, in addition to individual and group behavior, will be explored.

Supervision of Inmates (8 hours)

This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, policy and procedures necessary to safely and successfully supervise inmates in a correctional facility.

Tactical Communications for Officers in a Correctional Facility (4 hours)

POST Certified

This is an interactive workshop, providing strategies pertaining to tactical, practical, and interpersonal communication in a correctional facility.

Title 15/Title 24 – An Overview (2 hours)

As an introductory course, this course is designed to provide the participant with an overview of the required state guidelines for managing a correctional facility.

Introduction to Corrections – Vendors (4 hours)

This course is designed to provide vendors with the knowledge necessary to safely perform their duties in a correctional facility.

Presynct Training (1 or 2 hours)

STC Certified (Train the Trainer 2 hours only)
A hands-on course introducing staff to the forms-based incident report writing system. This course will provide the student with the knowledge and skills to utilize Presynct from report creation to distribution and archiving

X-ray Training (4 hours)

STC Certified
A hands-on course introducing staff to the X-Ray Imaging system. This course will provide the student with the knowledge and skills to utilize X-Ray Imaging system

DNA /Livescan

A hands-on course introducing staff to the DNA Livescan System. This course will provide the student with the knowledge and skills to utilize the DNA Livescan System



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