Basic Course for County Correction Officers

The Ocean County Department of Corrections, in conjunction with the Ocean County Police Academy, conducts the Police Training Commission Basic Course for County Correction Officers (Corrections Academy). The academy is a project run out of the Office of the Warden.

The Basic Course for County Correction Officers is an intense fifteen week program that includes:

  • History of Corrections

  • Communications Skills

  • Constitutional Law

  • Criminal Law

  • Response to Medical and Psychological Emergencies

  • Human Relations

  • Correctional Security Concepts

  • Response to Correctional Emergencies

  • Use of Force

  • Firearms

  • Physical Fitness and Wellness

  • Defensive Tactics

  • Impact Weapons

  • Chemical Munitions


and a variety of other topics.