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    Basic Correctional Officer Training

    In less than a month or so (Or so I'm told, hopefully, I didn't fall for it) I'm supposed to be going off tot the BCOT school which will upon satisfactory completion will certify me as a Correctional Officer for the North Carolina Department of Correction. In a perfect world, this would have removed my trainee status, however, I don't think I'm going to press my luck that much. I will post a daily log on this forum of what is studied, what is done, etc, etc, to see if it stacks up to other D.O.C.s or the B.O.P. The course is a month long.
    I hope to press the instructors there on LEOSA and get them to answer to the class why they think we do not qualify.

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    Re: Basic Correctional Officer Training

    I wish you the best in training. LEOSA is a touchy subject. Good luck on getting a strait answer..

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    Only a month... ours ran 3 months and is unpaid !
    Thank God the Mrs. made enough to support my azz through it....

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    Re: Basic Correctional Officer Training

    Quote Originally Posted by Rottie View Post
    Only a month... ours ran 3 months and is unpaid !
    Thank God the Mrs. made enough to support my azz through it....
    Wait, what? Huh? For reals? F that, that is just crazy talk right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robeans View Post
    Wait, what? Huh? For reals? F that, that is just crazy talk right there.
    What up with that. No pay, no way.
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    I have been told in some provinces YOU pay up front for the training, then are re-imbursed after you graduate and gain employment.
    Here, there is no cost.. and no wage until you start working.

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    Re: Basic Correctional Officer Training

    In North Carolina it would seem all Law Enforcement training is subject to yield college credit.

    For Police Officers, the basic training class set is called BLET (Basic Law Enforcement Training) and under the North Carolina Community College System it is the lowest Criminal Justice class set offered being designated as CJC 100 and yields 18 College Credits towards an Associates Degree [usually an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice). This is the course text from Wake Technical Community College.

    http://catalog.waketech.edu/pdfs/WakeTechCatalog.pdf

    CJC 100 Basic Law Enforcement
    Training 8 30 0 18
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the skills and knowledge needed for entry level
    employment as a law enforcement officer in North Carolina.
    Emphasis is placed on topics and areas as defined by the North
    Carolina Administrative Code. Upon completion, students should
    be able to demonstrate competence in the topics and areas
    required for the state comprehensive examination.

    What does this have to do with Corrections? Well our version the BCOT (Basic Correctional Officer Training) is only 1 month (160 hours) instead of 6 months and yields 15 College Credits towards an Associate's degree upon certification (with an end of course state comprehension examination) and some on-the-job experience.

    So let's recap, a Police Officer in N.C. train 6 times as long to only get 3 more College Credits (towards an A.A.S. [in Criminal Justice, or a similar course like Criminal Justice Technology] than a Correctional Officer.

    Sounds like they work pretty hard.

    BCOT is NOT designated by the NCCCS, but if it were I think it would be CJC 090 or 095 since the General consensus in North Carolina is somehow we are lesser law enforcers.
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    Re: Basic Correctional Officer Training

    I asked alot of questions about LEOSA when i was in the academy in DE. Now I knew by the law we were coverd... so i asked and tried to get others to talk about it but no one would talk about it. The instuctor told me that if i felt we were covered by law then i should carry and see what happends.... LOL 5 months later we get a memo saying yeah your covered so if you want to we cant stop you .... but we would rather you didnt....
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    Hey bro, the BOP Academy in Gtown, is not all that it is cracked up to be. Its VERY Basic and BY POLICY...... you will be like the rest of us and get your PROPER training form the older hacks and Lieutenants that actually care about you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kebemt View Post
    I asked alot of questions about LEOSA when i was in the academy in DE. Now I knew by the law we were coverd... so i asked and tried to get others to talk about it but no one would talk about it. The instuctor told me that if i felt we were covered by law then i should carry and see what happends.... LOL 5 months later we get a memo saying yeah your covered so if you want to we cant stop you .... but we would rather you didnt....
    I know from a cadet PO friend in BLET, that NCDOC is not on the comprehensive list of North Carolina and Federal Law Enforcement agencies that are mentioned in their class. And I was like, WTF? NC cops see us as just overrated transportation security guards that move human cargo.
    Last edited by Custodian; 05-15-2008 at 09:55 PM.

 

 
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