Detention Academy

The Sheriff’s Office is committed to staff development and training. Since 2004, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office partnered with Coconino Community College (CCC) and the Arizona Detention Association to design and implement a Basic Detention Academy for detention officers. The first class was offered in January 2005.

Training Provided & Credits

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The academy provides entry level training to detention officer staff. Students admitted to the academy must be hired or recommended by an approved law enforcement agency. The 13-credit curriculum consists of six weeks of intense training and is designed to meet Arizona Detention Association standards.
Training combines academic, tactical, physical fitness, and team building classes. The 13 credits may be applied toward an associate degree in the Administration of Justice program at CCC.