Preventing and Responding to Emergencies in Correctional Facilities

Preventing and Responding to Emergencies in Correctional Facilities 

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.

$12.50

Hours: 1.25
REL-PS-0-SOMPRE-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

American Jail Association Certification

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

California Board of State and Community Corrections

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 STC credit hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-SOMPRE-V2
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/1/2024
Learning Objectives:
Explain the diverse nature of emergencies within the correctional environment.
Describe the 4 phases of emergency management.
List 3 purposes of emergency preparedness and management.
Identify at least 8 elements of an emergency response plan.
Describe the responsibilities of correctional staff during the mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery phases of emergencies.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

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

Review

Summary

Section 3: Mitigation and Preparedness

Your Role in Emergency Preparedness & Management

Responsibilities for Mitigation

Responsibilities for Preparedness

Review

Summary

Section 4: Response and Recovery

Emergency Response

Responsibilities During Emergency Response

Responsibilities During Recovery

Review

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

References

Congratulations!

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.
Instructor: Robert Hood
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 declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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 declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Correctional Officers; in the following settings: Adult Corrections.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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