All Correction Officers must successfully complete one hundred-sixty hours of training. This training is mandated and set up by the New York State Commission of Correction. Topics for this training include legal issues, inter-personnel communications, CPR-First Aid, suicide prevention and defensive tactics.
Peace Officer School
Correction Officers are also mandated to successfully complete over 150 hours of Peace Officer school. As well as a minimum of 47 hours of firearms training and deadly physical force training.
Yearly annual recertification in the Jail for Correction Officers includes:
- Chemical Agent training
- Suicide Prevention
- First-aid / CPR / Defibrillator
- Firearms Qualifications
Corrections Emergency Response Team
A Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) is also maintained in the Jail. CERT is a group of specially trained and equipped Correction Officers. These officers handle such situations as violent inmates, inmate cell extractions, cell searches, and high-risk transports.