Corrections Training

Keep your organization safe and compliant with cost-effective corrections training

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Effective, interactive training designed specifically for corrections and law enforcement professionals providing quality services in our communities.


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Let your staff train anytime, anywhere, reducing training concerns and overtime expenses.

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AJA, APPA, & POST work with Relias to ensure the integrity and effectiveness of our training.
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Your Unique Needs

Access Relias' corrections courses or add your own. You can even manage live training programs.

The State of Training Report

Law Enforcement Edition

How Do You Measure Up?

We surveyed more than 190 law enforcement and public safety professionals to obtain an industry perspective on staff development and training issues. For the first time, organizations will have the opportunity to benchmark their current practices and beliefs against a national sample on everything from training topics, budgets, regulation and technology.

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Reducing Use of Force Incidents in a Correctional Setting

Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office uses online training to better prepare new jail staff

Minimizing use of force incidents

With the growing number of lawsuits that correctional facilities face, it’s important for jail commanders and administrators to identify ways to minimize use of force incidents on a day to day basis. 

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office in Conyers, GA has a 232 bed facility and over 100 staff. Jail commander Major Mike Kinlein saw online training as an opportunity to better prepare staff for the job ahead.

“Prior to Relias, when we brought on new staff, we would sincerely do the best we could, but (the training) was not formalized. You essentially would have a new employee come to work and try to get in as much in their head as you could.” 

Using online training, the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office was able to not only formalize this training—but also provide more content to educate staff. In turn, this has led to a decrease in use of force incidents, a decrease in complaints, and an increase in overall morale.

“Now, we can give them formalized training—so we may have a deputy that may have only been here 6 months, but they’ve received 5 years worth of training.”

Having that additional training has helped deputies at the sheriff’s office when conducting cell searches and making sure inmates understand what legal rights they have in a jail setting. 

“The difference in conduct in this jail is enormous. It’s like night and day.”


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Supervising Adult and Juvenile Offenders with Developmental Disorders
Discusses developmental disorders, working with such a population in correctional facilities, and maintaining a safe and humane environment.
The Rights and Needs of Crime Victims in Community Corrections
Training for corrections staff and supervisors on needs and rights of crime victims on community supervision.
Effectively Communicating with Victims of Crime
Explains how to improve communication skills when interacting with crime victims and survivors
Managing a Sex Offender's Computer Use
Enable supervision staff to detect, respond, and supervise offenders around the misuse of technology.
Basic Safety for Probation and Parole Officers
Reviews officer safety, strategies for working safely with individuals under supervision, and techniques for responding to traumatic events.
Sex Offender Registration: Strategies and Implementation
This course is prepared for probation and parole officers who supervise and manage sex offenders.
Drug Testing Guidelines and Practices for Probation and Parole
This course will familiarize you with an overall view of drug testing and issues that surround drug testing.
Promising Victim-Related Practices in Probation and Parole
Explores the needs and concerns of victims of crime and the role that community corrections agencies can play in supporting victims.
Empowering Crime Victims through Information and Notification
Covers the informational needs of crime victims, the types of information to provide, and effective notification services.
Cognitive-Based Communication Skills with Individuals on Community Supervision
Discusses cognitive-based offender management approaches, common thinking errors, and how antisocial thinking patterns drive behavior.

Corrections Resources

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June 29 , 2017

Public Safety Corrections PREA

10 Point PREA Audit Checklist

To be in compliance, it is important your organization be ready for a PREA audit at any time. These tips range across the entire spectrum of the audit process.


February 16 , 2017

Public Safety Corrections Law Enforcement

Body Worn Cameras

Learn how training is going to adjust to the changes in tactics that may be necessary when officers are wearing body-worn cameras.


June 01 , 2016

Public Safety Corrections Law Enforcement OSS Academy

Major Court Decisions Influencing Law Enforcement and Corrections Today

This webinar discusses recent major court decisions and what law enforcement agencies should do to institute best practices and reduce liability exposure.

Client Success Story

January 13 , 2015

Public Safety Corrections

West Central Community Correctional Facility

For years, the West Central Community Correctional Facility conducted their staff education through live, week long training academies. This format was costly.

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Client Success Story

October 13 , 2014

Public Safety Corrections

25th Judicial District Youth Services

Prior to the adoption of an online platform, the 25th Judicial District Youth Services relied heavily on traveling to meet training needs.

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Sample Course

August 18 , 2014

Public Safety Corrections Suicide

Overview of Suicide Prevention for Corrections Professionals

Each year, thousands of people are affected by suicide. This course helps corrections professionals better identify and address behavior associated with suicide risk.