Ten recruits from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office graduated from the fourth CORE Custody Academy course Friday morning in a ceremony at the varsity’s Public Safety Training Complex in Lompoc.
Introduced by the school in 2016, the CORE Academy is a complete, 224-hour course licensed by the California Standards and Training for Corrections to offer primary training for officers eager to work in county correctional amenities.
The six-week program is designed to organize recruits for the psychological, ethical, emotional and bodily necessities for county custody officers. Students are taught every thing from arrest and management methods, Taser and baton use, report writing, contraband and CPR/first help to ethics, investigation procedures, classification of inmates and emergency planning in a custody facility.
In addition to the classroom instruction, college students bear a bodily fitness training routine to organize them for the trials of custody work.
All graduating college students will be a part of the County Sheriff’s Office as custody deputies, the place they will keep custody and supervise inmate conduct inside the county jail system.
Fourteen college students graduated from the school’s CORE Custody Academy class in October. The second graduating class had 19 recruits, whereas the inaugural class had 22.
Mathew Burciaga covers schooling in Santa Maria and the encompassing space for Lee Central Coast Newspapers. Follow him on Twitter @math_burciaga