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Field Training

The Anne Arundel County Department of Detention Facilities Field Training Program has been designed to improve the overall quality of correction officers who will work for the Department. The purpose of this program is to provide evaluation of and training to new employees. The Field Trainer Program is designed to place maximum emphasis on pre and post academy training and on-the-job training. The program is designed to assist new employees in making the transition from what they learned in the academy to performing general corrections duties competently in the field. The Field Trainer Program is designed to give the new corrections employee instruction, direction, supervision and guidance as the new employee transitions into their new positions.   The Field Trainer Certification Program is structured to facilitate and nurture employees so they can gain experience and develop good judgment to become proficient in the performance of the duties of a correctional employee with the Anne Arundel County Department of Detention Facilities.
Field Trainer Certification

Field Trainers are responsible for assisting the trainees in learning the Detention Center’s daily operations. The Field Trainer Certification Program will permit the trainee to demonstrate his/her skills, knowledge and abilities to perform the job. This training will also allow for continued growth and development under the supervision of a certified Field Training Officer and Department supervisor. The field training staff has the responsibility of building the future of the department through the people they train.

This 2 day mandatory training program is designed for new Field Training Officers and includes in-depth instruction on leadership, instructional methods, communications and the importance of behaviorally based documentation.
Although primarily developed for first time Field Trainer, the program is suitable for previous Field Training Officers who have received little or no training in this area.
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Ethic and Correctional Leadership
  • Communication - Managing Difficult People
  • Transitioning to Leadership
  • The Dynamics of Leadership/Leadership Style
  • Communications - Coaching and Encouraging Performance
  • Field Training Basics



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