Quality detention specific training is vital to the effective operation of every jail. Training is crucial for the development and success of detention officers. It is a process of enhancing skills, capabilities and knowledge of officers that leads to quality performance and safer and more secure jails. In 2015, there will be an abundance of detention specific training right here in North Carolina. The North Carolina Justice Academy is hosting the National Institute of Corrections’ Inmate Behavior Management course February 23rd – 26th. In March, the Southern Region of the National Institute of Corrections Academy’s Regional Training Initiative (RTI) presents Essential Skills for New Supervisors. The Justice Academy will also be conducting a First Line Supervision for Detention Officers in June at both the Edneyville and Salemburg campus. Charlotte will play host to the American Jail Association Training Conference, April 18th – 22nd. You will have an opportunity to attend sixty workshops specific to detention operations including training in administration, direct supervision, medical and mental health, jail operations, and programs. The NCJAA will have our annual regional training on May 19th at Pitt Community College in Greenville and on May 21st at Cleveland Community College in Shelby. We will send out an email to all members when the subjects are finalized. To read more, click on the link below.