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Correctional Staff and Their Unwillingness to Learn Defensive Tactics.

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DT Instructor:
I’m simply amazed by the lack of training or willingness to learn defensive/offensive tactics by the staff in my department. Our job is one that requires us to use force in certain situations, if that situation does occur then why wouldn’t you want to be as quick and efficient as possible!?!? Not saying you’ve gotta be the next ultimate fighter, but hey why not train like it?

Believe me I have a lot more to say on this topic, just wanted to get this started and see where evryone is at on this. full thread


A Correctional Officer’s Nightmare: Inmate Informants

By Carl ToersBijns, Deputy Warden of Administration & Operations (Retired)
Correctional Officers remain our last line of defense within the criminal justice system. They stand watch over our convicted felons and do a job nobody else wants to do or contemplate applying for because of the potential dangers and the environment they would be working in. working inside the penitentiary is not a glamorous job to say the least. In fact, it is sometimes one of the worst jobs one could think of taking but with the economy and the jobless rate climbing, this remains to be a premier choice for returning war veterans, college grads, those laid off and those looking to get into law enforcement.

Part of this job includes ethical and competent performance standards. There is no room for error and every decision can be fatal or flawed where someone either gets hurt or worse, killed. full story

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