The BCC is a yearlong program incorporating classroom training, online courses, health and fitness classes, force skills training, and a comprehensive FTEP. The program is certified by DPSST and portable to other correctional agencies in Oregon. The content of the program is not altered at the institution level.
Each annual 40-hour training program is designed to meet the training requirements for both custody and non-custody employees and contractors. The program´s design is based on employee surveys, focus group results, out-side regulatory agency requirements, and training need assessments, and the program’s design and presentation are intended to further the department’s mission and goals while strengthening teamwork and communication among and between staff and functional units.
Preparation for Supervision
This 32-hour national institute of corrections course effectively serves as an introduction to supervisory concepts and is designed for those staff who want to be considered for the next generation of department management.
Correctional Management Development Program
This 40-hour course provides basic correctional management knowledge focused on professional and business, as well as personal and leadership development.
This course is designed to expose department personnel to an overview of procedures and tactics to be employed to resolve a variety of emergency situations. Students will be exposed to proper deployment of containment and entry personnel; criteria for deploying emergency entry tactics; tactical operations center concepts; crisis negotiations concepts; and hostage rescue options. This is a hands-on, high-intensity course in which students practice tactics and techniques in the field that will develop, improve and enhance tactical skills.
This one-day program, specifically designed for the part-time contractor (less than 20 hours per week), provides the information needed for them to work within the department in a manner that is both safe and constructive for the worker, the inmates, and other staff with whom they will have contact. The program includes presentations on work-place safety, professional conduct, working with inmates, including special-need inmates, and institution security practices and protocols.
This three-day program is designed to provide basic training in the safe handling and usage of the department’s standard weapons, the .38 revolver, the shotgun, and the semi-automatic carbine. Students receive classroom instruction and intense hands-on practice, all within the context of the rule on use of force, including lethal force. Current department policy requires successful completion of this course only for those students who have been unable to satisfactorily pass the annual armed post qualification test.
Cell Extraction and OC Spray
The cell extraction class covers the basics of the department’s procedure for removing resistant inmates from their cells within the context of the Rule on the Use of Force, the composition of a cell extraction team, and the responsibilities of each team member. Students are then coached through one or more practice extraction drills. Chemical Agents are often a part of forced move situations. In this class, the various chemical agents available within the institutions are identified and each type’s specific uses, contra-indications and de-contamination processes are explained.
Range Master Training
The current one-week range master program trains selected staff to serve as department fire-arms instructors. The curriculum covers safety issues, training techniques, student and range management, a review of the Rule on Use of Force as it pertains to the employment of lethal force, and the specifics of the approved lesson plans for each of the department’s standard weapons as well as the curriculum for Mobile Patrol officers. Participants are expected to practice teach during the program. Successful graduates are qualified, under the supervision of the staff training section, to train other employees in any of the department’s fire-arms programs.