Use of force was the top training topic for correctional officers in Lexipol’s Daily Training Bulletin (DTB) program in 2021, closely followed by searches and facility emergencies. Other key training topics included:
- Inmate Discipline
- Rules of Conduct
- Inmate Hygiene
- Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
- Inmate Programs & Services
- Speech, Expression & Social Networking
The top training category, accounting for almost 25% of DTB training hours, was once again inmate management. As one of the biggest and most complex responsibilities of correctional officers, it requires significant and consistent training to ensure full understanding of and compliance with policies and procedures. In 2021, Lexipol’s Daily Training Bulletin (DTB) program covered these topics with short, scenario-based training modules designed to help correctional staff prepare for a wide variety of inmate management situations, including special management inmates, staff and inmate contact, and use of restraints.
Agencies using the DTB program had access to 240 unique corrections training bulletins last year. The 2021 summary report organizes the training topics into nine categories and 80 topics. While the Inmate Management category topped the list, other key categories included Role and Authority/Organization and Administration, Inmate Due Process and Inmate Programs.
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 decades of experience our team members have as officers and leaders in the correctional environment offers unique and specific insight to DTBs 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.”
Access the complete list of 2021 corrections training topics.