Correctional Officer Training

Government online training programs for correctional officers in county jails as well as state and federal prisons.


The following programs offer a comprehensive training for both new and experienced correctional officers. They cover common situations that correctional officers may encounter as well as a wide-ranging curriculum, focusing on ensuring the safety of officers, staff, and inmates and a safe and efficient environment for all. It is designed for use in county jails, state and federal prisons, correctional training academies, vocational schools, as well as military and university criminal justice programs across the United States.

Number of Videos: 25

Total $0.00
Price Per Employee: $10.25

Trainings Included

What To Expect: An Orientation For New Officers

Professional, seasoned officers from across the country respond to questions such as: What mistakes do new staff members make the most? What experiences, good or bad, are they likely to have? What advice do you have for new staff? The answers are frank and varied. They'll relieve anxieties of new staff, tone down overeagerness, and make the transition into a highly challenging career a lot safer and smoother.

Duration 21 min 00 sec

Doing Time Life As An Inmate

The most effective officer is one who truly understands what it's like to be an inmate in a penal institution. The purpose of this film is to help all correctional officers achieve that understanding.

Duration 15 min 19 sec

Communication Skills

Both successful and ineffective examples of communication between correctional staff and inmates are shown. Officers will be able to test themselves to see if they are communicating as well as they should.

Duration 16 min 28 sec

Inmate Management

In the field of corrections, mismanaging inmates can lead to riots and disaster. This program teaches officers how to address problems of discipline and manage inmates effectively.

Duration 19 min 58 sec

Difficult Inmates

Experienced officers know there are times when staff members must deal with angry inmates. This program shows how to successfully defuse emotionally charged situations.

Duration 21 min 05 sec

Decision Exercises

Dramatic vignettes illustrate twenty-one problem situations correctional officers face in their daily encounters with inmates. Following each problem, officers are asked "What would you do?" and the video is stopped for discussion. The problems include inmate complaints about job assignments, accusations of mistreatment, attempts to make deals with officers, sexual advances toward officers, and suicide attempts.

Duration 23 min 56 sec

Problem Exercises Staff Inmate Relations

A number of problem situations correctional officers encounter on the job are dramatized. After each situation, the video is stopped and officers are asked to assess the problem and decide how to handle it. The situations include an inmate accusing an officer of prejudice, an inmate accusing an officer of a sexual advance, and an officer smelling alcohol on the breath of an inmate who is about to be released.

Duration 18 min 41 sec

Officer Observations

The result of a nationwide study, this program gives time-tested examples of significant, unusual inmate behaviors that may well fortell impending problems among inmates.

Duration 12 min 04 sec

Problem Solving For First Line Supervisors

This program will improve the problem solving skills of both new and experienced supervisors by allowing them the opportunity to fine-tune their decision-making skills in the non-threatening environment of the classroom.

Duration 19 min 15 sec

Avoiding Attacks Attitude Mistakes

A nationwide study of attacks on corrections officers shows the attitude problems that have led to attacks.

Duration 18 min 05 sec

Avoiding Attacks Proper Techniques

A nationwide study of assaults on corrections officers illustrates tactical errors that can lead to injuries.

Duration 17 min 48 sec

Principles Of Security

Each correctional facility has its own unique security requirements, but the principles of security are the same everywhere. This program outlines more than twenty principles of security that all departments in a correctional facility should follow. It stresses that correctional employees who maintain security standards are the ones who keep inmates in jails and prisons--not bars, fences, or walls.

Duration 17 min 15 sec

Exterior Security Procedures

One of the most important responsibilities a corrections staff member has is maintaining the institution's exterior security. This program outlines proper exterior security inspection procedures and prompts both new and experienced corrections officers to ask themselves if they are performing their inspections to the best of their ability.

Duration 17 min 24 sec

Introduction To Contraband

The chief control against contraband is careful supervision of time and materials. This program displays a wide variety of contraband and shows why "if you give the wrong inmate enough time and the wrong toys to play with, you're going to wish you hadn't."

Duration 11 min 40 sec

Inmate Tricks

Officers show the clever ways inmates try to deceive the staff when it comes to making and hiding contraband like alcohol, weapons and escape devices.

Duration 17 min 19 sec

Cell Searches

There's nothing simple about a cell search -- if it's done properly. Tough questions are asked of experienced officers to help them determine if they are as systematic and thorough as they think they are.

Duration 14 min 21 sec

Interior Security Procedures

Conducting proper security inspections inside a corrections institution is vital in preventing escapes, controlling contraband, and maintaining the safety and security of the entire facility. This program outlines interior inspection procedures and prompts officers to ask themselves if they are performing their own security inspections at a high standard.

Duration 17 min 26 sec

Transportation Of Prisoners

The principles behind safe transportation are presented in detail. Transporting prisoners is a specialized task. The program illustrates how it can be risky for both officers and inmates if it is not conducted with thoroughness and safety in mind.

Duration 12 min 20 sec

Recognizing Drug Use

Symptoms and behaviors associated with drugs commonly found inside a correctional facility are shown. The program also illustrates how drug use often leads to unpredictable, and sometimes hostile and aggressive, behavior. Effective procedures for officers to follow are suggested.

Duration 21 min 16 sec

Crime Scene Preservation

The correctional officer is often the first staff member to appear at the scene of a crime in a jail or prison. This program shows the correct procedures officers must follow.

Duration 17 min 13 sec

Dining Room Conduct

More inmate disturbances have started in dining rooms than anywhere else in correctional institutions. This program seeks to reduce and control those disturbances by identifying their causes.

Duration 12 min 17 sec

Inmate Body Searches Part 1 - Clothed

An important part of maintaining security and safety in a correctional institution is conducting thorough and systematic clothed inmate searches. This program is the result of a study of practices in a wide variety of institutions and describes in detail the recommended procedure for conducting searches of clothed inmates.

Duration 15 min 52 sec

Inmate Body Searches Part 2 - Unclothed

This program describes under what circumstances an unclothed search is warranted, exactly how to conduct such a search of both male and female inmates and describes the importance of professionalism and consistency during each search.

Duration 11 min 39 sec

Interviewing Techniques

Dramatic scenes show why interviewing skills are needed. Officers will realize there is a lot to learn about interviewing to be effective -- to solve problems and to keep lines of communication open.

Duration 20 min 28 sec

Introduction To Report Writing

This program illustrates the kinds of inmate and staff situations that are the subjects of reports. It explains why objectivity is important, and by analyzing the report categories of who, what, where, when and how, it demonstrates how to be objective consistently.

Duration 20 min 25 sec
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