Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-504-184 060223 Basic Jail Academy
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-504-184 BASIC JAIL ACADEMY...This course will provide the first portion of the required 160-hour Jail Academy as designated by the Department of Justice. (Corequisite: 10-504-185, Advanced Jail Academy)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Apply knowledge of the basic goals and purposes of county jails.
  2. Apply knowledge of the ways in which the State of Wisconsin establishes rules and standards for county jails and secure juvenile detention facilities.
  3. Apply knowledge of the role of the jail officer as a professional person performing a professional job.
  4. Apply professional communication skills
  5. Integrate verbal and physical intervention skills
  6. Incorporate communication skills in specific situations
  7. Use jail locking systems
  8. Conduct security checks
  9. Count inmates
  10. Search inmate living areas
  11. Control weapons, tools, utensils and housekeeping equipment
  12. Use surveillance and communications equipment
  13. Describe how professionalism, ethics, and moral standards relate to a corrections career.
  14. Practice a code of behavior that embodies the principles and obligations of the American Jail Association Code of Ethics.
  15. Utilize a decision-making model
  16. Incorporate ethical decision-making strategies.
  17. Apply basic principles of supervision and behavior control.
  18. Protect inmates in custody
  19. Observe inmates in custody
  20. Apply guidelines for effective staff-inmate relations.
  21. Apply guidelines to avoid fraternization and sexual misconduct with inmates.
  22. Identify and avoid inmate manipulation attempts.
  23. Use positive behavior control principles and techniques.
  24. Discipline inmates for violations of jail rules. *
  25. Supervise inmates undergoing normal emotional distress. *
  26. Supervise inmates with known or suspected mental illness. *
  27. Supervise inmates who are or may be suicide risks.
  28. Supervise inmates with apparent developmental disabilities.
  29. Use Crisis Intervention Tactics.
  30. Apply principles and concepts regarding legal standards governing use of force in a correctional setting.
  31. Apply concepts underlying use of force restrictions in an institutional setting.
  32. Apply the conceptual bases of the POSC system.
  33. Use approach considerations to make decisions on use of force.
  34. Apply intervention options to control an inmate. *
  35. Apply follow-through considerations following use of force.
  36. Articulate use of force decision making.
  37. Write use of force reports. *