There are myriad types of emergencies that can happen within a correctional environment including suicides, assaults, hostage situations, riots, natural disasters, and power outages. Everyone who works inside a correctional facility is responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals in custody, visitors, and staff when a critical incident occurs. Therefore, when an emergency situation occurs, you need to be able to act quickly, responsibly, and within agency protocol. This course provides correctional staff with an overview of types of emergencies faced by correctional facilities. It also discusses the phases of emergency management and what your responsibilities may be to both prevent and respond to an emergency.
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
This activity is approved for 1.25 STC credit hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Diverse Nature of Emergency Situations
Do You Know What to Do?
Diverse Nature of Emergencies
Purpose of Emergency Preparedness and Response
Phases of Emergency Management
The Emergency Response Plan
Elements of an Emergency Response Plan
Section 3: Mitigation and Preparedness
Your Role in Emergency Preparedness & Management
Responsibilities for Mitigation
Responsibilities for Preparedness
Section 4: Response and Recovery
Responsibilities During Emergency Response
Responsibilities During Recovery
Section 5: Conclusion
Instructor: Robert Hood
Mrs. Cobb is a Lead SME Writer/Trainer at Relias. Her primary writing responsibilities are in the content areas of public safety and behavioral health. Mrs. Cobb is also the onboarding trainer for new staff joining the Relias Content Department. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She has over 25 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. Her work includes direct service, research, publication development, and training and technical assistance development and delivery.Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, MS has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
Lt. Robert L. Hood began his career with the Sheriff's Office in 2004 as a corrections officer. He was duly promoted to Corrections Sergeant in 2009 and then to Corrections Lieutenant in 2012. He worked his way through college where he received his AAS degree from Jefferson State Community College in 2009 and his BS degree from Troy University in 2011. Most recently he completed the National Jail Leadership Command Academy Class #17 at Sam Houston State University and passed the Certified Jail Manager (CJM) examination given by the American Jail Association (AJA). Lt. Hood was recognized nationally by the AJA in January of 2016 as one of The Top 35 under 35. Lt. Hood is an FBI trained instructor in several disciplines related to corrections. Lt. Hood has instructed classes for a 2-week Jail Management School through the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy for the last 9 years. Lt. Hood was elected to be on the American Jail Association Board of Directors in 2018. Lt. Hood currently holds the position of 2nd Vice-President of the Alabama Jail Association. Disclosure: Robert Hood has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.Staff Writer: Tracy Mullins, M.Ed.
Tracy G. Mullins is the Curriculum Designer for Public Safety at Relias. Tracy has a B.S. in the Administration of Criminal Justice and a Masters of Education in Instructional Technology. Prior to joining Relias Learning in 2017, Tracy worked in various capacities for the American Probation and Parole Association for 22 years. As a Research Associate and Sr. Research Associate, she worked on a variety of federally funded projects focusing on leadership, juvenile justice, victim services, tribal justice, and offender issues. Her responsibilities on these projects include researching justice issues, writing curricula and other publications, and delivering training and technical assistance. From 2010-2016, as Deputy Director of APPA, Tracy managed its grant division, as well oversaw its e-learning initiatives, which included writing and developing online training courses. Disclosure: Tracy Mullins, M.Ed. has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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