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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.


Problem-Based Learning


Instruction blocks include:


• Assessment and Testing

• Written Exams/Quizzes

• Skills Clinic

• Mock Scene Testing

• Defensive Tactics

• Journaling

• Final Presentation 

Professionalism and Managing Inmates (PBLE #1): Levels of Awareness, Emotional Intelligence, Long-term Stress, Behavior Management Model


Corrections Communication (PBLE #2):
Supervision and Discipline, Handling and Making Requests, Mental Illness/Suicide, HIPAA, ADA


Legal Issues (PBE #3):
HIPPA, PREA, Turner vs. Safety, RILUPA


Intake Processes (PBLE#4):
Gangs, Drugs, Strip/Pat Search, Weapons, Citizenship Status, Officer Safety, Restraints


Conducting Searches (PBLE #5):
Pat Search/Frisk


Safety and Security (PBLE #6):
Transports, Report Writing, Strip/Pat Search, Weapons, Officer Safety, Restraints, Report Writing


Safety and Security (PBLE #7):
Cell Search, Report Writing, Strip/Pat Search, Weapons, Officer Safety, PREA, Suicide, Report Writing


Other:
Documentation and Correspondence, Tactical Thinking, Anti-Manipulation, Critical Incident, Gangs


Security Management Skills:
Contraband, Cell Search, Pat/Frisk, Transportation, Leg/Waist Restraints


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

1.  Agency sends completed application to Registrar at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2.  Registrar processes application and sends Registration Letter to applicant’s Training Manager, Agency Administrator and Supervisor listed on the application.

3.  Day after PAT and conditional upon passing, Acceptance Letter will be sent to Training Manager, Agency Administrator, and Supervisor listed on the application.

4.  Billing is completed after Academy is completed.


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


Application Packet:

Form 2100 Notice of Corrections Officer Hire.doc

Form 2101 Corrections Academy Application.doc

Form 2102 COA Statement of Fitness.pdf - Email or Fax to Registrar within 4 weeks of the PAT; form expires 6 months from examination date.

Submit Application Packet To: Amy Mosley, Registrar - Fax: 206.835.7922 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Questions: Brandon Rogel, Assistant Commander - 206.835.7349 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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. The Statement of Fitness Form needs to be completed six (6) months prior to attending an Academy and submitted prior to the PAT.

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

Attire: Navy blue gym shorts (no more than 3 inches above knee) and/or grey sweatpants, white crew neck t-shirt and/or grey sweatshirt with 2.5” block letters with the student’s last name on the front chest and between the back shoulder blades.  Per Commission standards, participants in other attire will not be able to partake in the PAT.

Pre-coursework is due on Day 1 of class:

COA Student Rules and Regulations Manual.pdf

PRE-COURSE WORK - IPC Manual Revised November 2010 - 58 pages.pdf

PRE-COURSE WORK - Professionalism 11 pgs 2011-04-04.pdf


***PLEASE NOTE*** DUE TO A TECHNICAL ISSUE, COA 433 (SESSION 1000-2) IS SHOWING TWICE ON THE SCHEDULE LISTED BELOW. PLEASE USE 433-2 WHEN REFERENCING REGISTRATION, PRE-COURSEWORK ASSIGNMENTS OR STUDENT MATERIALS. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY HAVE CAUSED, THANK YOU.

Session Session
Title
PT Test
Date
Tac/Asst. Tac Start & End Date Location Status/Cost/Downloads
432 1000-1 EPAT 07.07.15 / WPAT 07.08.15 Anderson/Brophy Jul 13 -Aug 07, 2015 WSCJTC
19010 1st Ave. S.
Burien WA 98148
Full  / $986  

COA Student Rules and Regulations Manual
COA Student Instructions (432)
433-2 1000-2 EPAT 08.25.15 / WPAT 08.26.15 Anderson/Brophy Aug 28 -Sep 25, 2015 WSCJTC
19010 1st Ave. S.
Burien WA 98148
Full  / $986  

COA Student Rules & Regulations Manual
COA Student Instructions (433)
***PAT DATES REVISED 06/18/15***
433 EPAT 08.18.15 / WPAT 08.19.15 Aug 28 -Sep 25, 2015 WSCJTC
19010 1st Ave So
Burien WA 98148
Open  / $986  

COA Student Rules and Regulations Manual
COA Student Instructions (433)
434 1000-3 EPAT 10.13.15 / WPAT 10.14.15 Anderson/Brophy Oct 23 -Nov 20, 2015 WSCJTC
19010 1st Ave S.
Burien WA 98148
Full  / $986  

COA Student Rules and Regulations Manual
COA Student Instructions (434)
435 1000-4 EPAT 01.12.16 / WPAT 01.13.16 Anderson/Brophy Jan 22 -Feb 19, 2016 WSCJTC
19010 1st Ave. S.
Burien WA 98148
Open  / $986  

COA Student Rules and Regulations Manual
COA Student Instructions (435)
436 1000-5 EPAT 03.08.16 / EPAT 03.09.16 Anderson/Brophy Mar 14 -Apr 08, 2016 WSCJTC
19010 1st Ave. S.
Burien WA 98148
Open  / $986  

COA Student Rules and Regulations Manual
COA Student Instructions (436)
437 1000-6 EPAT 04.26.16 / WPAT 04.27.16 Anderson/Brophy May 06 -Jun 03, 2016 WSCJTC
19010 1st Ave S.
Burien WA 98148
Open  / $986  

COA Student Rules and Regulations Manual
COA Student Instructions (437)