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Principles of Direct Supervision
This program is a must for staff who work in the direct supervision environment. And it is essential for the orientation of trainees or new staff to the direct supervision philosophy. Topics include: Effective Control, Effective Supervision, Safety of Staff and Inmates, Effective Communication, Classification & Orientation, Just and Fair Decisions, Ownership of Operations and more.
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Common Mistakes Made By C.O.s Part 2
This program is a continuation of Part 1. In it we take a look at the following mistakes made by C.O.s: being too predictable, not calling for backup, allowing intimidation by inmates, bringing personal problems to work, overreacting, allowing manipulation, not using IPC skills and more. Identifying some of the more common mistakes made by officers is the first step in helping to prevent them.
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Common Mistakes Made By C.O.s Part 1
The purpose of this program is to point out some of the most common mistakes made by Corrections Officers, and how to avoid them. Some of the miscues we look at this video include: complacency, not being security minded, getting distracted/losing focus, improper positioning, unprofessional behavior, failure to document, improper patdowns and more. This program is for every officer who works in a facility, from the greenest rookie to the most seasoned veteran.
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The Importance of Documentation for the Line Officer
This program enforces the adage that "if it's not written down, it didn't happen!" The program stresses the need for all officers to both formally and informally document daily occurrences. It shows when formal documentation is necessary and when informal documentation is permissible. There is also a segment regarding the role of the supervisor in documentation.
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Inmates Who Pose an Escape Risk
This program alerts staff to the types of inmates who are most likely to pose a threat of escape. The video stresses that it is the responsibility of ALL staff to help prevent escapes. The program states which inmates are automatically a primary escape risk, inmates who can become an escape risk for various reasons after they are incarcerated, the signs of a planned escape, and favorite times for an escape.
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The Kitchen: Culinary Management
This program demonstrates to Corrections staff the need for competent management in the operation of the kitchen in any correctional facility.This program explores various aspects of food service management as it relates to health, safety, and the overall security of the facility. Topics for discussion include contraband control in the kitchen, health precautions, dietary considerations, selecting inmates to work in the kitchen, and more.
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Tool And Key Control
This program stresses the importance of maintaining effective control over all security keys and maintenance tools that are used in the correctional environment. The discussion of key control focuses on systems of maintaining accountability for all keys at all times, control of keys on the officer's person, and common mistakes made in the area of key control.
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Cell Searches and Extractions
Cell searches are very important to the security of any institution, and this program takes a look at the proper way to search an inmate's cell for contraband. The many places where an inmate could hide items are explored including the ceiling, wall, floor, bedding, commode, storage areas, and other hiding places.
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Common Problems Faced By The Line Officer
Cell searches are very important to the security of any institution, and this program takes a look at the proper way to search an inmate's cell for contraband. The many places where an inmate could hide items are explored including the ceiling, wall, floor, bedding, commode, storage areas, and other hiding places.
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Communication Vs. Overfamiliarity
Good communication between inmates and staff is essential to the smooth running of the facility. But at what point do officers cross the line from communicating to being too friendly? That's the topic that is explored in depth is this program as officers are cautioned against a breakdown in their professional demeanor when dealing with inmates.
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Detecting Substance Abuse
The purpose of this program is to warn corrections staff about the dangers of substance abuse, both alcohol and other drugs, and to encourage those with a problem to seek help before it is too late.
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Employee Conduct and Responsibilities
The purpose of this program is to stress to all employees the importance of their individual responsibilities in the correctional facility. The correctional environment is no place for irresponsible behavior or lackadaisical performance of duties.
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Fire Fighting for Corrections Officer
This video shows how to fight minor fires inside the facility and how they can be contained by C.O.s who are trained in fire-fighting techniques.
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Hostage Negotiations For Corrections
This program is intended to give an overview of the hostage negotiation process and is important for not only to those who are negotiators or aspire to be, but should be mandatory viewing for every Corrections Officer.
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Interpersonal Communication Skills
This program delves deeper into the communication process with the exploration of interpersonal communication skills.
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The Use of Less Lethal Weapons In Corrections
In this program, we discuss the use of a multitude of less-lethal weapons and when it is appropriate to use them.
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Maintaining a Professional Demeanor In The Workplace
This program stresses to all corrections staff the importance of looking and acting like a professional at all times while at work in the facility.
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Security Issues for Non-Security Staff
This program stresses the need for non-security personnel to maintain a daily vigilance regarding security issues that involve their position in the correctional facility.
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Sexual Misconduct Awareness
This program makes Corrections staff aware of the dangers of falling into a sexual relationship with an inmate and stresses the need for professionalism on the part of the staff at all times.
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Use of Force In The Correctional Facility
This program looks at when officers are allowed to use force against inmates, what type of force, and when force is not allowed.
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Coping with MRSA in Corrections
MRSA is a fairly new strain of staph infection that is highly contagious and is causing major problems and potential liability for correctional facilities. It is estimated by federal health officials that MRSA is now killing more people in the U.S. than AIDS. This program spells out why MRSA is a huge problem for Corrections and includes an interview with a leading expert on MRSA...
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