All new corrections officers complete the Corrections Training Program, which is eight weeks in length. It is a standardized course that ensures officers receive equal training.
Within their first year of employment, corrections officers are required to complete 40 hours of training to be certified by the Tennessee Corrections Institute. Each year thereafter, corrections officers are required to complete 40 hours of in-service training. Beginning in 2013, the Blount County Sheriff's Office received certification through TCI to teach a 40 hour Corrections Academy to new corrections officers.
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