Inmate management is one of the biggest and most complex responsibilities of correctional officers. It understandably requires significant and consistent training to ensure full understanding of and compliance with policies and procedures. In 2020, Lexipol’s Daily Training Bulletin (DTB) program covered this topic with short, scenario-based training modules designed to help correctional staff prepare for a wide variety of inmate management situations.
Agencies using the DTB program had access to 240 unique corrections training bulletins last year. The summary report organizes the training topics into nine categories and 84 subtopics. The top categories were Inmate Management; Inmate Due Process; and Role, Authority, Organization and Administration. The leading subtopics were:
- Use of Force
- Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
- Facility Emergencies
- Special Management Inmates
- Use of Restraints
- Inmate Grievances
DTBs use a proven system of solid, realistic, ongoing and verifiable training to expose correctional staff to their agency’s policies and improve real-world decision making. These brief, scenario-based lessons are authored by Lexipol’s Corrections Content Team and enhance personnel understanding and retention of policies.
“The direct experience of our team members as officers and leaders in the correctional environment leads to relatable and valuable training lessons for our customers,” says Mark Chamberlain, Lexipol’s Director of Corrections Content. “We design the training bulletins with specific agency policies in mind, while factoring in relevant current events and emerging trends.”