2 corrections officers at Orleans jail graduate from Niagara Academy

Posted 15 February 2021 at 3:43 pm

Provided photo: Correction officers Kyle Strickland, left, and Jenna Reglan, right, graduated from the Niagara County Corrections Academy. They are shown with Jail Superintendent Scott Wilson, center.

Press Release, Sheriff Chris Bourke

ALBION – Two part-time Correction Officers Kyle Strickland and Jenna Raglan graduated on Jan. 22 from the 22nd Niagara County Corrections Academy Class.

The Basic Corrections Academy provides newly appointed officers with the basic skills and requirements for becoming a corrections officer. The basic corrections academy, is physically and mentally demanding and requires students to attend eight weeks of instructional training that include the following topics:

  • Effective Communication
  • Security and Supervisor
  • Defensive Tactics and Physical fitness.
  • Legal Issues
  • Special Needs Inmate Care and Supervision
  • Essential Services
  • Officer Wellness
  • Basic Firearms Training
  • Aerosol Chemical Agents
  • Criminal Procedure Law
  • Fire Prevention
  • Written Communication / Report Writing
  • Interagency Cooperation
  • Crime Scene Preservation
  • Penal Law
  • Extensive Use of Force Training
  • Stress Management
  • Hostage Survival
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Direct Supervision
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Inmate Transportation

In addition to the above listed training, students also received 40 hours of crisis intervention training, which provides officers with de-escalation techniques to reduce the need for using force with inmates that are suffering from a variety of mental health disorders.

Basic Corrections Officer Training is the foundation for new officers that are beginning their careers as corrections officers with the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office. Newly appointed officers will also receive extensive on-the-job field training that provides a practical and procedural application of the required regulations for the Orleans County Jail.