Accreditation and Facility Development
Legal & Courts
Sheriff / Adult Detention
Adult Detention Center
Administrative Services Division
The Training Section is responsible for the In - Service Training and Career Development for the Corrections Bureau's over 172 employees. Other tasks include managing the Frederick County Criminal Justice Training Academy which provides Entry Level Training to new correctional officers and support staff as mandated by the State of Maryland as well as providing these educational services to surrounding counties.
The Maryland Police & Correctional Training Commission requires within one year of appointment to the position of Correctional Officer or Support Staff, attendance in a Maryland Correctional Training Commission approved academy. Correctional Officers need a minimum of 200.0 hours and Support Staff need a minimum of 120.0 hours.
All personnel of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Bureau currently certified to carry an on - duty weapon(s) received a two hour block of instruction on Firearms - Handguns and a one hour block of instruction on Firearms - Shotgun. Included during this block of training was a lecture on Use of Force, sight alignment, and observation training
All personnel of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Bureau currently certified to carry an on - duty weapon, qualified with their weapons at the range in the following areas:
(1) Night Fire Qualification
(2) Day Fire Qualifications
(1) Shotgun Qualification
(1) Night Fire Stress Course
(1) Day Fire Stress Course
All personnel of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Bureau received in - service training on the topics of Bloodborne Pathogens / AIDS, Airborne Pathogens, Suicide Prevention, Prison Rape Elimination Act, Emergency Procedures, and Medical Intake Procedures.
All personnel hired in the capacity of Correctional Officer and Support Staff received an orientation program ranging from 40.0 hours classroom with an additional 40.0 to 120.0 hours of on the job training. All civilian employees have received an orientation program of 4.0 hours classroom and an additional 36.0 hours of on the job training. This training has approved lesson plans by the Frederick County Sheriff's Office and Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission.
To contact training please call (301) 600-2552 or send an
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