April 2, 2023



WSCC to graduate 20th Corrections Academy class | Group

VICTORY TWP. — West Shore Group College’s regional Corrections Academy will graduate the 20th course at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 at the Riemer Regional General public Security Education Center, 6050 N. U.S. 31.

A team of area corrections officers completed the 160-hour certification application, approved by the Michigan Sheriffs Coordinating and Training Council for staff supervising inmates in county jails. The academy method, initial supplied in June 2010, focuses on giving the expertise required to maintain basic safety and stability within a correctional facility.

Through the four-7 days coaching, the academy covers booking and intake, correctional legislation, cultural range, custody and protection, defensive methods, ethics, fireplace protection, interpersonal communications, prison rape elimination act, prisoner mental wellness/suicide/behavior awareness, professionalism, report composing, place of work harassment, pressure administration, suicide awareness and first help/CPR/AED.

“The deputies have taken the equivalent of a entire-time school semester in 4 months of intense education,” reported James Taylor, academy director. He included, “All of the graduates did an outstanding occupation all over the academy. They can now go back to their businesses with new expertise and self confidence for any situation that could present alone. The occupation they do is often unpredictable and complicated and with this schooling they can make jails safer for everyone. I have the utmost self-confidence these officers will only keep on to enrich their capabilities and qualities in their respective businesses.”

A different academy session is scheduled throughout the wintertime semester, Feb. 28 to Mar. 25, 2022, and is open to equally lively Correctional Officers and pre-services (no practical experience) applicants.

Get hold of the WSCC Felony Justice office at (231) 843-5825 or [email protected] for facts about the impending academy.