This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.
This activity is approved for 2.25 STC credit hours.
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Contraband and the Correctional Officer Role
A. Defining Contraband
B. Types of Contraband
C. How Contraband Enters Facilities
D. Correctional Officer Role in Controlling Contraband
Section 3: Searching Detainees/Inmates, Visitors, and Staff
A. Types of Personal Searches
B. Conducting Searches Using Technology
C. Conducting Pat-Down Searches
D. Conducting Strip Searches
E. Conducting Manual/Digital Body Cavity Searches
F. Documenting a Search
Section 4: Searching Living Units, Common Areas, and Vehicles
A. Other Types of Searches
B. Facility-Based Searches
C. Strategies for Conducting Searches of Living Units/Cells
D. Avoiding Confrontation with Detainees/Inmates
E. Strategies for Searching Common Areas
F. Strategies for Searching the Perimeter
G. Strategies for Searching Vehicles
Section 5: Conclusion
B. Course Contributors
E. Brain Sparks
Joe Martin is a career employee for the Kentucky Department of Corrections. Joe started his career as an officer in 1998. Joe was promoted to Sergeant in 2002 and to Lieutenant in 2005. Joe worked and supervised most security positions within a male and female facility while in security that include: Internal Affairs supervisor, Special Management Unit Supervisor, Shift Supervisor, Visitation Supervisor, Adjustment Committee, and Grievance Chairman. In 2012 Joe was again promoted to the Accreditation Manager. In 2013 Joe was promoted to Central Office and started in the PREA Executive department. In 2014 Joe gained his DOJ PREA auditor certification where he served as chair for many PREA Audits in Missouri and Kansas while the KY DOC was part of a consortium with several other states. During his career, he has also served as the Hostage Negotiation Team Leader and active member of the team. Joe’s accomplishments include Commissioner’s and Achievement awards for the department. Disclosure: Joe Martin has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.
Mrs. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Cobb has 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. She has worked in direct service positions as well as in research, training, and technical assistance capacities. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.
Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.