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CTF, OCS host alarm response course

Group attending alarm response certification course at CTF.
OCS and EOU held an Alarm Response Instructor course at CTF in October.

Training is critical to institution safety

The Office of Correctional Safety (OCS) and the Emergency Operations Unit (EOU) conducted an Alarm Response Instructor course October 24-28 at the Correctional Training Facility (CTF).

The course was made possible by a collaboration between the EOU, CTF and with the assistance of the Corrections Peace Officer Standards and Training (CPOST) Job Shadow program. 

The primary objective of the Alarm Response Instructor course is to certify new instructors and train instructors to provide quality, realistic quarterly training to institutional staff in the tactical response to incidents.

Alarm Response training is critical to ensure institutions can operate safely and ensure the safety of CDCR staff and incarcerated population.

A total of 70 instructors from several CDCR institutions received their certification credentials during the training. Following this certification, newly recertified Instructors will be able to return to their Institutions and conduct their own Institution specific reality based drills.

The Alarm Response Instructor course at CTF consisted of five days of intensive training in tactics, policy, instructor development and safety protocols.

By Lt. Wil Landrum, CTF

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