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PDFWAC 139-10-230

Corrections officers academy eligibility and curriculum.

(1) All employees whose primary job function is to provide for the custody, safety, and security of adult prisoners in jails and detention facilities must complete the corrections officers academy. Representative job classifications include, but are not limited to, custody and corrections officers.
(2) The corrections officers academy curriculum shall be at least 10 full-time weeks in length and may include, but not be limited to, the following subject matter areas:
(a) Core skills:
(i) Observation skills;
(ii) Communication skills;
(iii) Security management;
(iv) Supervision of inmates;
(v) Discipline of inmates;
(vi) Use of force training consistent with permissible uses of force per RCW 43.101.490;
(vii) Writing skills;
(b) Key skills:
(i) Legal issues;
(ii) Dealing with aggressive behavior;
(iii) Dealing with medical problems;
(iv) Dealing with mental illness problems;
(v) Problem solving;
(vi) Report writing;
(vii) Avoiding inmate manipulation;
(viii) Booking and classification;
(ix) Fingerprinting;
(c) Related skills:
(i) Stress management;
(ii) Physical fitness;
(iii) Professionalism;
(iv) Human relations/cultural awareness;
(v) Historical intersection of race and corrections.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080. WSR 23-01-086, § 139-10-230, filed 12/16/22, effective 1/16/23; WSR 22-19-038, § 139-10-230, filed 9/14/22, effective 10/15/22; WSR 00-17-017, § 139-10-230, filed 8/4/00, effective 9/4/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080(2). WSR 87-19-105 (Order 15-D), § 139-10-230, filed 9/18/87; WSR 86-19-021 (Order 1-B), § 139-10-230, filed 9/10/86. Formerly WAC 139-36-031.]
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