12 NCAC 10B .0703          ADMINISTRATION OF DETENTION OFFICER CERTIFICATION COURSE

(a)  The executive officer or officers of the institution or agency sponsoring a Detention Officer Certification Course shall have primary responsibility for implementation of the rules in this Section and for administration of the school.

(b)  The executive officers shall designate a compensated staff member who may apply to the Commission to be the school director.  No more than two school directors shall be designated at each certified institution/agency to deliver a Detention Officer Certification Course.  The school director shall have administrative responsibility for planning scheduling, presenting, coordinating, reporting, and generally managing each sponsored detention officer certification course and shall be readily available at all times during course delivery as specified in 12 NCAC 10B .0704(b).  The School Director may designate a Qualified Assistant to assist in the administration of the Detention Officer Certification Course, where the School Director has provided justification for the need including overlapping or simultaneous Commission-mandated courses, satellite delivery locations, or responsibility for multiple courses.  This person must be selected by the School Director, who will forward identifying and contact information to the Division.  Division staff will conduct a course orientation with the designated person.  In order to retain the designation as a qualified assistant, the person must attend the Annual School Directors' Conference.

(c)  The executive officers of the institution or agency sponsoring the Detention Officer Certification Course shall:

(1)           acquire and allocate sufficient financial resources to provide commission‑certified instructors and to meet other necessary program expenses;

(2)           provide adequate secretarial, clerical, and other supportive staff assistance as required by the school director;

(3)           provide or make available suitable facilities, equipment, materials, and supplies for comprehensive and qualitative course delivery, as required in the "Detention Officer Certification Course Management Guide" and specifically including the following:

(A)          a comfortable, well‑lighted and ventilated classroom with a seating capacity sufficient to accommodate all attending trainees;

(B)          audio-visual equipment and other instructional devices and aids necessary and beneficial to the delivery of effective training;

(C)          a library for trainees' use covering the subject matter areas relevant to the training course, maintained in current status and having sufficient copies for convenient trainee access; and

(D)          an area designated for instruction of subject control techniques which enables the safe execution of the basic detention officer subject control techniques topic area, with the following specifications:

(i)            30 square feet of floor space per student during the practical exercise portion of this topic area and while testing trainees' proficiency in performing the required maneuvers;

(ii)           one instructor for every 10 students during the practical exercise portion of this topic area and while testing trainees' proficiency in performing the required maneuvers;

(iii)          restrooms and drinking water within 100 yards of the training site; and

(iv)          telephone or radio communication immediately available on site.

(E)           an area designated for use as a jail cell for performing the practical exercises in the topic area entitled "Contraband Searches".  If a county jail cell is unavailable, a simulated jail cell is acceptable provided it is built to the same specifications required by the Department of Human Resources with regards to size;

(F)           an area designated for fire emergencies instruction which enables the safe execution of the lesson plan as follows:

(i)            a well-ventilated, open area which allows for the setting and putting out of a fire;

(ii)           restrooms and drinking water within 100 yards of the training site; and

(iii)          telephone or radio communication immediately available on site.  

(G)          an area designated for physical fitness for detention officer trainees to include:

(i)            an area for running, weight lifting and other exercises performed during the physical fitness topic area which provides a minimum of 20 square feet per trainee during the performance of the exercises required in the physical fitness topic area;

(ii)           restrooms and drinking water within 100 yards of the training site;

(iii)          telephone or radio communication immediately available on site;

(iv)          shower facilities, if physical fitness is performed prior to classroom training;

(v)           one instructor for every 10 students during the physical assessment portion of this block of instruction; and

(vi)          sufficient instructors as needed to maintain visual contact with students while performing any physical exercise.

(H)          an area designated for instruction in first aid and CPR techniques which provides a minimum of 20 square feet per trainee during the practical exercise portion and testing for proficiency in administering CPR.  There must also be one instructor for every 10 students during the practical exercise portion and proficiency testing in administering CPR.

(d)  If an institution or agency does not own a facility as required in this Section, written agreements with other entities must be made to assure use of and timely access to the facilities.  A copy of the agreement must accompany the originating institution or agency "Pre-Delivery Report" (Form F7-A) when submitted to the Division.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 17E‑4;

Eff. January 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2009; January 1, 2006; January 1, 2005; August 1, 2000; August 1, 1998; January 1, 1996; January 1, 1992.