Evaluation of New Officer Training
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Apr. 22, 2013
ANNOTATION: “New staff must be able to effectively respond to situations from the first day on the job. The only safeguard standing between a new officer and disaster is the pre-service training … pre-service is a crucial time for instruction in policies at the central office level before the officer arrives at the institution. The pre-service training establishes expectations that define the roles of correctional officers throughout the system … This report will provide an overview of the DRC pre-service training for correctional officers, with an analysis of its curriculum and evaluation components. It will also provide a comparison with 16 other state and federal corrections agencies” (p. 4). Sections contained in this report include: introduction; key findings; overview of New Officer Training; program evaluation; multi-state comparison; and conclusion. Revised in 2011, the new officer training process is now rigorously evaluated, and compares very well to other states and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Due to the benefits of improved training material and reduced completion time this agency was able to save an estimated $21,000 over the year.