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Final Summary:

 

Sheriffs and/or designees:

I just wanted to follow up one more time to give you the results of the state certification exam for CC19-04.  I know you all received individual results, but I am pleased to inform you that  EVERY CADET PASSED THE STATE CERTIFICATION EXAM!  Congratulations to you and your new Corrections Officers.

 

Please don’t forget, we have two more Basic Corrections Academies this calendar year (CC19-05 October 6 – November 8, 2019 and CC19-06November 13 – December 20, 2019).  They are filling quickly so please let us know if you’re interested.  If you’re an exclusive partner, please let us know if you will need your slots so we can open up any vacancies to others on the waiting list.

Thank you for choosing us for your training academy needs.

Tad

Week 5:

Sheriffs and/or designees:

 

Well we are finally here, graduation is tomorrow!  Their final week consisted of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Courtroom Testimony, Emergency Procedures, practical and written exams for IFO (personal defense), written Firearms exam, Shotgun and the Night Shoot. 

 

They also took their final academic test, Comprehensive Exam #2, and EVERYONE passed!  All 24 Cadets have a passing academic average and successfully passed their mandatory First Aid, Firearms, and IFO courses.  I have certified them to take the state certification exam which begins tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m.

 

We hope to see you at graduation, but if not, thank you for choosing the Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center for your training.  I’m sure you will agree, your Cadets have come a long way and will make fine Corrections Officers. You will receive a packet in the mail for each of your Cadets within 1-2 weeks after graduation.

 

For anyone who can not make the actual graduation, we have set up a live feed via the internet…it may not start until about 5 minutes before.

https://youtu.be/GVh-a2dXvGA

CC19-04 Graduation

Friday, June 21, 2019, at 1:00 p.m.

Shilling Auditorium

One College Park

Decatur, IL 62521

(On the Main Campus of Richland Community College)

 

Thanks,

Tad

 

 

Week 4:

Sheriffs and/or designees:

 

Week 4 is officially complete and the Cadets have been released for the weekend.  The week did not start very well but ended on a good note.  We had a couple minor injuries and one medical issue, but are back on track.  Unfortunately we lost one more Cadet, so the class now stands at 24.  This particular Cadet had a truthfulness issue and was dismissed (the Sheriff was made aware right away and assisted us in the dismissal).

This week included more First Aid and CPR, Personal Defense (Control and Arrest Tactics), Firearms Training (including their record fire), Mental Health and Autism, and an Integrated Scenario involving intake searching.  Everyone passed the First Aid/CPR test and are now officially certified.  However during the record fire, we had three Cadets fail their first qualification (their agencies have been notified).  We will give them remedial training Monday evening and attempt to qualify them again.

Like I said, the week ended well.  Although mistakes were made (and we expected them), the Cadets did well and learned valuable lessons during the scenarios this afternoon.  They took them serious and enjoyed the hands on training.

Although many of you are aware, I wanted to remind you and officially invite you to the graduation next Friday (see attachment and below information in italics).  Thank you again for supporting us.

Tad

 

Week 3:

 

Sheriffs and/or designees:

 

Today marks the end of week 3.  This week the Cadets received a ton of hands on training.  We started the week with several key operational courses including, Classification and Assignment, Programs and Services, Food Services Management, and Detention Safety and Security.  They also began the 40 hour mandatory firearms course, including a full day of range time.  Yesterday consisted of Report Writing and Crime Scene.  Today was a full day of Personal Defense (Control and Arrest Tactics).

 

The highlight of the week was a field trip to the Macon County Jail (thank you Sheriff Brown!).  The Cadets participated with Correctional Officers in actual cell searches.  Some of them located contraband and we are folding this into our Report Writing course by having them complete incident reports.

 

The Cadets took their first comprehensive exam on Thursday and did very well as a class.  The high score was 95% and the low was 74%.

 

Please don’t forget about our electives.  We only have 4 Cadets signed up for OC Spray and one for Taser.  We will have to cancel the courses if we don’t increase our enrollment.  If you would like to sign your Cadets(s) up and haven’t sent in the information or contacted Teri, please do so by noon on Monday, June 10th (Teri’s email is above or you can call 217-330-9091, ext. 2).  You don’t have to pay us when you sign up; we will invoice you for future payments.

 

Unfortunately we lost one Cadet today due to a disciplinary issue and his own decision to seek other employment.  The class is down to 25 Cadets.  I’m confident the remaining Cadets will do well together and complete the Academy.  Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

 

Thanks,

Tad

 

 

Week 2:

 

Sheriffs and/or designees:

 

Week 2 is almost complete!  The Cadets received more law courses (Legal Liabilities, Detainee Rights), Illinois County Jail Standards, Processing and Documentation, Headcounts, Visitation, Transport, Fingerprinting and Photographing, First Aid, and their first round of Control and Arrest Tactics.  They also voted on a class president today and their selection has been approved by staff.  The class elected Cadet Alejandro Maldonado, Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

They took their first quiz last Friday and we only had one failure (we have already reached out to the cadet’s agency); the class average was 85%.  Their second quiz took place yesterday and everyone passed!  The class average was 90%!

 

Unfortunately we lost one Cadet during check-in this past Sunday (down to 26 Cadets).  The Cadet decided to change career paths (cadet’s agency was notified).

 

Next week is a very busy week and includes their first course in firearms.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  We will reach out to you individually if any significant issues come up.  Please don’t forget about our electives.  If you would like to sign your Cadets(s) up and haven’t sent in the information or contacted Teri, please do so by COB Monday, June 3rd (Teri’s email is above or you can call 217-330-9091, ext. 2).  Our deadline was today, but we have extended it through the weekend (per your requests).

 

Thanks again for choosing us for your training needs.

 

Tad

 

 

Week 1:

Sheriffs and/or designees:

 

Corrections Cadet Class 19-04 is well underway.  All 27 Cadets arrived Sunday evening; we had one late arrival, but he has been counseled on the importance of being punctual.  This week’s schedule includes Introduction to County Corrections, Cultural Diversity, Law for Corrections (specifically, Criminal Offenses), Ethics, Wellness, Interviewing Victims and Witnesses, Use of Force, Report Writing, Communication and De-Escalation Techniques.  As you can see, it is a full week!

 

They are beginning to settle in and received their first privilege today, gym and track usage.  They have their first quiz this Friday; I will let you know how the class does next week.  I will continue to keep you updated each week with a summary.  If we have any issue or concerns, we will reach out to you individually.

 

Please don’t forget about our electives (see below).  If you would like to sign your Cadets(s) up and haven’t sent in the information or contacted Teri, please do so as soon as possible Teri’s email is above or you can call 217-330-9091, ext. 2.  Our deadline for signing up your Cadets(s) is COB Friday, May 31st.

 

  • Conducted Electrical Weapon certification course (6 hours):  students will be instructed and certified in their model of CEW (Taser); if applicable, students are requested to provide their own CEW; if students are not assigned a CEW, they will be certified in the latest Taser model; 2 hours of the training will be administered to all recruits during our mandatory Integrated Force Options modules (control and arrest tactics) with the remaining 4 hours during a separate module.; minimum enrollment is 10 students, no maximum; tuition is $180 per student;

  • Oleoresin Capsicum Spray course (6 hours):  students will be taught the use of force related to OC deployment, as well as effects and decontamination; 2 hours of the training will be administered to all recruits during our mandatory Integrated Force Options modules (control and arrest tactics) with the remaining 4 hours in a separate course; the 2 hours are given at an awareness level and the additional 4 hours will certify the students to carry OC spray in the performance of their duties (students will be directly sprayed and required to perform tasks; there is no minimum or maximum enrollment; tuition is $30 per student

Thank you again for choosing us for your academy training needs,

Tad

 

Introduction:

 

Sheriffs, Jail Administrators and/or designees:

 

We are exactly one month away from the start of Corrections Cadet Class 19-04!  Since we have changed a few agency faces, I wanted to send you a note and forward the below email for our newcomers.  We are still looking for a Class Advisor.  Please review the information in the below email and consider sending an agency representative; it truly is a great opportunity.

 

In order to better prepare your Cadets for this Academy Class, I have attached the “Reporting Instructions” and “Grooming Standards” chapters from our Cadet Manual.  Please forward the attachment to your personnel and ask them to take the time to read the chapters and to make sure they are ready for check-in (Sunday, May 19, 2019 by 6:30 p.m.).  If you haven’t done so, please complete and return your applicant packets as soon as possible (contact Jennifer with any questions or delays, her email is above or you can call 217-330-9091, ext. 1).  We have only one week to get the clothing orders in or our prices go up and they can not guarantee delivery.  I will send your Cadets an email with instructions as well, but only if they provided an email address on the registration form.  Please don’t forget about our electives (see below).  If you would like to sign your Recruit(s) up and haven’t sent in the information or contacted Teri, please do so as soon as possible. Teri’s email is above or you can call 217-330-9091, ext. 2.  Our deadline for signing up your Recruit(s) for our electives is COB Wednesday, May 29th.

 

  • Conducted Electrical Weapon certification course (6 hours):  students will be instructed and certified in their model of CEW (Taser); if applicable, students are requested to provide their own CEW; if students are not assigned a CEW, they will be certified in the latest Taser model; 2 hours of the training will be administered to all recruits during our mandatory Integrated Force Options modules (control and arrest tactics) with the remaining 4 hours during a separate module.; minimum enrollment is 10 students, no maximum; tuition is $180 per student;

  • Oleoresin Capsicum Spray course (6 hours):  students will be taught the use of force related to OC deployment, as well as effects and decontamination; 2 hours of the training will be administered to all recruits during our mandatory Integrated Force Options modules (control and arrest tactics) with the remaining 4 hours in a separate course; the 2 hours are given at an awareness level and the additional 4 hours will certify the students to carry OC spray in the performance of their duties (students will be directly sprayed and required to perform tasks; there is no minimum or maximum enrollment; tuition is $30 per student

 

Thank you again for choosing us for your Basic Correctional Officer training.

 

Tad