Emergencies such as natural disasters, fires or riots can require the movement of large numbers of jail inmates and staff, creating unprecedented challenges to security and safety. In 2019, Lexipol’s Daily Training Bulletin (DTB) program for corrections agencies tackled this topic with training bulletins designed to help correctional staff prepare for evacuations, and other facility emergencies. The DTB Program addressed issues such as securely moving inmates to new locations, what to do during a power outage and proper procedures for facility lockdown, and other emergency situations that may be encountered in a jail.
Agencies using the DTB program had access to 240 unique corrections training bulletins last year, providing a total of 8 hours of training. The 2019 summary report organizes the training topics into 11 categories and nearly 100 subtopics. The top categories were Inmate Management, Inmate Due Process, Emergency Planning, and Medical/Mental Health. The top subtopics were:
- Facility Emergencies
- Use of Force
- Inmate Discipline
- Special Management Inmates
DTBs use a proven system of solid, realistic, ongoing and verifiable training to expose correctional staff to their agency’s policies and improve their real-world decision making. These brief, scenario-based lessons are authored by Lexipol’s Training Team and enhance personnel understanding and retention of policies.
“Our Training Team members are current and former corrections administrators and instructors, so we benefit from a wealth of practical knowledge relating to critical topics,” says Don Weaver, Vice President of Policy and Learning Content for Lexipol. “We design our training bulletins to focus on a specific aspect of the agency’s policy, and also take into consideration current events and emerging trends.”
To access the complete listing of 2019 topics, click here.