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Five Receive Detention Officer Certification Through SCC


Five officers at local sheriff’s offices completed their classwork and passed the state comprehensive examination with a 100-percent first-time pass rate to become certified detention officers.

The officers who earned their certification are: Daniel Terry and Michael Kightlinger with the Alleghany County Sheriff's Office; Christopher Pyles with the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office; Jamison Nagle with the Surry County Sheriff’s Office; and Daniel Sweet with the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office.

The Detention Officer Certification Course is a 174-hour course for any individual that is seeking employment and/or certification as a detention officer at a local confinement facility, county jail, or regional confinement facility. The course is designed to provide the student with the necessary knowledge and essential skills to function as an entry level detention officer.

This course is governed by the North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

For more information about the Detention Officer Certification Course, contact Jim McHone, Director of Center for Public Safety and Basic Law Enforcement Training, at or (336) 386-3292.

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