Jail Officer Training


80-Hour Basic Jail Officer Course (BJOC):

Purpose: This state-mandated entry-level jail program for jail officers prepares officers to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with legislative and case law decisions. A jail officer who successfully completes this course will meet the training requirements for POST Jail Officer Certification.

 Date: June 12 – 23, 2017
Location: Ware County
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Date: Sept. 11 – 22, 2017
Location: Carroll County
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Date: Sept. 25 – Oct. 6, 2017
Location: Jackson County
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Date: Oct. 30 – Nov. 10, 2017
Location: Bulloch County
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Note: Additional 80-hour classes will be scheduled throughout the year.  Check the website often for updates.

45-Hour Basic Jail Officer Course (BJOC):

Purpose: This course provides the certified deputy the opportunity to understand basic issues concerning jails, their operations, and specific jail skills as taught in the 80-hour course. A certified law enforcement officer who successfully completes this course will meet the training requirements for POST Jail Officer Certification.

Date: The 45-hour class will not be offered as a stand-alone class. If you are a certified officer and wish to take the 45-hour BJOC, you must attend specific classes during the 80-hour BJOC.

24-Hour Basic Jail Officer Course (BJOC):

Purpose: This course provides the certified correctional officer the opportunity to understand basic issues concerning jails, their operations, and specific jail skills. A certified correctional officer who successfully completes the 24-hour BJOC course will meet the training requirements for POST Jail Officer Certification.

Date: June 27 – 29, 2017
Location: Georgia Sheriffs’ Association Headquarters
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For more information on all of the above courses:
Contact Bill Hallsworth, Jail Officer Coordinator, or Tonia Welch, Division Director, Training, at 770-914-1076.