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Corrections Division FY'2016 Training Schedule (PDF) Updated: 04.08.16


NEW! Corrections Division FY'2017 Training Schedule (PDF) Updated: 04.08.16


This class is:
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This Academy is 160 hours in length [4 weeks]. It is designed to provide training for employees whose primary job functions are to facilitate the custody, safety and security of adults in jails. The COA provides participants with the basic knowledge and skills needed for safe and effective service. Training Coordinators act as coaches and mentors to individuals and the group as a whole. Professionalism and decorum are encouraged for officers to develop pride and ownership of conduct. Students are also organized into teams with Team Leaders serving to enhance group performance. Practical Skills application and testing is conducted via skills clinics and class quizzes. The final examination is a written test focusing on cumulative knowledge of the entire Academy. The final is scenario-based; prompting students to assess the appropriate application of technical information gained from class learning and student materials.


Upon hire, applicants must be registered to attend our Basic Corrections Academy training within the initial first 6 months
WAC 139-10-210.


The WSCJTC requires applicants to pass a physical ability test prior to entry into the academy. All academy recruits must be physically able to actively and fully participate in the defensive tactics and other required physical activities in accordance with
WAC 139-10-212.


Failure to demonstrate a requisite level of fitness within the overall assessment will result in ineligibility for academy attendance and completion.


Foundations:

1: Legal Issues

2: Professionalism /Ethics /
Emotional Intelligence / Stress Management

3: Communication / Inmate Management / Crisis Intervention / Mental Health


Skills:


4: Searches (Property, Area & Clothed)

5: Booking / Intake / Release / Inmate Classification

6: Contraband / Critical Incident

7: Security Management / Transport

8: Peer Support / Career Development

Defensive Tactics:
Use of Force, Defensive Tactics, Defensive Tactics Testing, Ground and Team Tactics Assessment

Evaluation & Assessment:

• Assessment and Testing

• Written Exams / Quizzes

• Skills Clinic

• Mock Scene Testing

• Defensive Tactics

• Journalling



1.  Agency sends completed application via email to the Registrar at
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2.  Registrar processes application and sends Registration Letters to the applicant’s Training Manager and Supervisor listed on the application.


3.  Following the PAT and conditional upon passing, Acceptance Letters will be sent to the Training Manager and Supervisor listed on the application.


4.  Billing is processed once the Academy session is complete. Please see below for details; 

*Effective July 1, 2014 WSCJTC was mandated by legislature to bill a 25% cost-share to our stakeholders for each academy student. The cost-per-student varies based on total program cost. A memorandum (PDF) explaining the cost-share implementation was distributed via email on March 30, 2014. Private Contractors & Tribal Agencies will be billed the full-cost of Academy services. For questions, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Prerequisite:
This Academy is for Custody and Corrections Officers who work in City and/or County Detention Facilities.



Application Packet:


Basic Academy Application Form CJ-1250 (Word)

Basic Academy Statement of Fitness Form CJ-1251 (PDF) *NEW as of 04.27.16*

Notice of Hire - Corrections Division Form CJ-2100 (
Word)

Notice of Separation - Corrections Division CJ-2101 (
Word) *NEW*


Submit Application Packet to:
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Questions: Amy Mosley, Basic Training Registrar (206) 835-7299 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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The WSCJTC requires applicants to pass a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to entry into the academy. The PAT is conducted prior to the start of the Academy. All academy recruits must be physically able to actively and fully participate in the defensive tactics and other required physical activities in accordance with WAC 139-10-212. Failure to demonstrate a requisite level of fitness within the overall assessment will result in ineligibility for academy attendance.

COA PAT Guidelines - Revised Aug 2013.pdf

LOCATION Eastside PAT:
Spokane Police Training Center at 10:00am Map - Spokane Police Training Center.pdf

LOCATION Westside PAT: WSCJTC Campus, Burien at 1:00pm CJTC Map.pdf

PAT Uniform: Navy blue gym shorts or sweatpants (no more than 3" above the knee), white crew neck t-shirt and/or navy blue sweatshirt.
White t-shirt: Apply 2” BLACK block-style lettering with the student’s last name across the front chest and between the back shoulder blades.
Navy blue sweatshirt: 2" WHITE block-style lettering wiht the student's last name across the front chest and between the back shoulder blades.


Per Commission standards, participants in other attire will not be allowed to participate in the PAT without prior approval. If you are unable to obtain the required PAT uniform listed above, please contact the Registrar.

Pre-coursework assignments are due on DAY 1 of class:

Student Manual / Pre-coursework Packet (Word)
Handout 1: COA Student Information Form (Word)
Handout 2: Chain of Command (Word)
Handout 3: COA Pre-Academy Assignment Instructions (Word)
Handout 4: COA Student Rules & Regulations Manual (PDF)
Handout 6: Guardian Philosophy - Explained (PDF)
Handout 8: COA Exam Affidavit (PDF)
Handout 9: WSCJTC Lodging Policy (PDF)



Session Session
Title
Selection
Date
PT Test
Date
Tac/Asst. Tac Start & End Date Location Status/Cost/Downloads
437 1000-6 Spokane: 04.26.16 @ 10:00am / Burien: 04.27.16 @ 1:00pm Brandon Anderson/Steve Whidby May 06 -Jun 03, 2016 WSCJTC
19010 1st Ave S.
Burien WA 98148
Full  / None  

COA Student Rules and Regulations Manual
COA Recruit Pre-Academy Instructions
SESSION 437 DATES REVISED 04.08.2016
438 Spokane: 05.31.16 @ 10:00am / Burien: 06.01.16 @ 1:00pm Brandon Anderson Jun 06 -Jul 01, 2016 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien WA 98148
Full  / None  

COA Recruit Pre-Academy Instructions
COA Rules & Regulations Manual
SESSION 438 DATES REVISED 04.08.16
439 Corrections Officer Academy (COA), Course #1000 06.02.2016 Spokane 06.28.16 / Burien 06.29.16 @ 10:00AM B. Anderson Jul 11 -Aug 05, 2016 WSCJTC
19010 1st Ave. South
Burien WA 98148
Full  / None  

COA Pre-Academy Instructions
COA Student Rules & Regulations Manual
Session 439 dates revised 04.08.16; also note that PAT time is changed from 1:00pm to 10:00am
440 Corrections Officer Academy (COA), Course #1000-2 06.30.2016 Spokane: 08.23.16 / Burien: 08.24.16 @ 10:00AM Brandon Anderson Sep 12 -Oct 07, 2016 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue So.
Burien WA 98148
Open  / None  

441 COA 08.25.16 Spokane: 12.14.16 / Burien: 12.15.16 @ 10:00AM Brandon Anderson/Steve Whidby Jan 07 -Feb 03, 2017 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien WA 98148
Open  / None