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Seven Receive Detention Officer Certification Through Surry Community College

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Seven officers at local sheriff's offices completed their classwork and passed the state comprehensive examination with a 100-percent pass rate in May to become certified detention officers.

The officers who earned their certification are: April Hicks and Chelsea Case with the Yadkin County Sheriff's Office; and Samantha Albright, Audrianna Seely, Aaron Bauguess, Brandon Cole, and James Watson with the Surry County Sheriff's Office.

The Detention Officer Certification Course (DOCC) is a 172-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.

This certification course is offered depending on need from area law enforcement agencies. Classes are normally scheduled Monday through Thursday, from 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Detention Officer Certification exam is administered on the last day of class. For more information, contact Jim McHone (336) 386-3292.

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