Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-504-184 060223 Basic Jail Academy
Outline of Instruction
|10-504-184 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)|
Prior Learning Assessments
Apply knowledge of the basic goals and purposes of county jails.
Apply knowledge of the ways in which the State of Wisconsin establishes rules and standards for county jails and secure juvenile detention facilities.
Apply knowledge of the role of the jail officer as a professional person performing a professional job.
Apply professional communication skills
Integrate verbal and physical intervention skills
Incorporate communication skills in specific situations
Search inmate living areas
Control weapons, tools, utensils and housekeeping equipment
Use surveillance and communications equipment
Describe how professionalism, ethics, and moral standards relate to a corrections career.
Practice a code of behavior that embodies the principles and obligations of the American Jail Association Code of Ethics.
Utilize a decision-making model
Incorporate ethical decision-making strategies.
Apply basic principles of supervision and behavior control.
Protect inmates in custody
Observe inmates in custody
Apply guidelines for effective staff-inmate relations.
Apply guidelines to avoid fraternization and sexual misconduct with inmates.
Identify and avoid inmate manipulation attempts.
Use positive behavior control principles and techniques.
Discipline inmates for violations of jail rules. *
Supervise inmates undergoing normal emotional distress. *
Supervise inmates with known or suspected mental illness. *
Supervise inmates who are or may be suicide risks.
Supervise inmates with apparent developmental disabilities.
Use Crisis Intervention Tactics.
Apply principles and concepts regarding legal standards governing use of force in a correctional setting.
Apply concepts underlying use of force restrictions in an institutional setting.
Apply the conceptual bases of the POSC system.
Use approach considerations to make decisions on use of force.
Apply intervention options to control an inmate. *
Apply follow-through considerations following use of force.
Articulate use of force decision making.
Write use of force reports. *