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News Archive - 2013

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DECEMBER 2013

ACA Certification - The Salt River Department of Corrections hosted our quarterly American Correction Association (ACA) professional certification exam. I am honored to announce the successful completion and obtainment of ACA National Correction Certifications by the following uniformed DOC staff member:

  • Gina Greene

Congratulations!

 
 
NOVEMBER 2013

SRPMIC Fall Overhaul

Detainees who volunteer and are accepted into the DOC worker program complete a wide variety of work related tasks within SRDOC and throughout the Salt River Community. This program is beneficial to the detainees because it gives them a chance to be productive and gain job skills for future employment opportunities once they are released from custody. In November, DOC detainees had the opportunity to assist in the cleanup of Veteran Gravesites at a local cemetery.

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JULY 2013

The National Jail Leadership Academy is a week long program designed for mid-management jail personnel who wish to acquire leadership skills that will prepare them for senior management positions in jail administration hosted by Sam Houston State University.

Topics generally covered include leadership skills, human resources, accountability, emerging issues, communication, ethics, collaboration, discipline issues, finance and budgeting, statistics, and change.

I am proud to announce the graduation of two additional Salt River supervisors from the program:

  • Sergeant John Kimble
  • Corporal Antonio Avila

Great job and congratulations!

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JUNE 2013

The Salt River Department of Correction is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Certified Public Managers certification at the ASU School of Public Affairs by Lieutenant Dean Lee. This is an outstanding achievement, congratulations Lieutenant.

 
 
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JUNE 2013

The Salt River Department of Corrections promotes the concept of correctional certification for all uniform staff. Through the American Correctional Association (ACA), applicants can obtain such certifications.

An additional national certification that can be obtained through the American Jail Association (AJA) is the Correctional Jail Manager (CJM). This involves an extensive five (5) step application process of which meeting 500 of the possible 775 points is needed just to sit for the exam. Currently, there are only six (6) total persons in the State of Arizona that are Certified Correctional Jail Managers (CJM). We can now say seven (7) with our own: Sergeant Wendy Hillman.

This is an outstanding personal achievement which brings pride and professionalism on the personal level but to the Salt River Department of Corrections and the SRPMIC community, as well. Congratulations.

 
 
JUNE 2013

The department is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Law Enforcement Adjunct Instructor Training Program, Class No. A_LEAITP 301, attended May 20-24, 2013, at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Artesia, NM., by Lt. Stacie Mitchell and Officer Jacob Coombs.

 
 
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APRIL 2013

In the February/March 2013 issue of the American Correctional Association Corrections Today magazine, one of our own Lieutenant Stacie Mitchell is the Certification Spotlight Professional.

Great Job Lieutenant!

 
 
APRIL 2013

The Salt River Department of Corrections Emergency Service Unit (ESU)/Negotiators participated in the First Annual Crisis Negotiation Competition for Arizona on Wednesday April 10, 2013, sponsored by the Arizona Tactical Officer Association (ATOA).

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The competition is a one day event and involves a full day scenario challenging the teams negotiations skills. The teams were be judged / evaluated and scored based upon the ability to resolve a fluid crisis/hostage situation. The competition is modeled after the one that takes place annually in San Marcos, TX by Wayman Mullins from the Texas State University.

This was an opportunity for Salt River Department of Corrections; Emergency Service Unit/Negotiators to receive excellent training. Some agency attendees include Phoenix PD, Mesa PD, Peoria PD, Scottsdale PD, Tempe PD, Chandler PD, Pima Regional to name a few.

Our staff should be commended on the way they handled themselves through this very grueling seven (7) hour event. Although, this competition and perishable skill set does not require physical endurance, as the ESU Negotiator team members Lieutenant Mitchell, Officer Rose, Officer Brown, Officer Delao and Officer Coombs will tell you, it does however require significant MENTAL endurance.

We received many accolades from the judges on our performance, especially for a team that is only 2-1/2 years in existence. Understanding, there is work to be done, they performed very well and within industry standards.

 
 
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FEBRUARY 2013

ACA Certification - The Salt River Department of Corrections hosted our Quarterly American Correction Association (ACA) professional certification in the Month of February 2013. I am Honored to announce the successful completion and obtainment of ACA National Correction Certifications by the following Uniformed DOC staff members:

  • Officer Brian Williams
  • Officer Juan Lopez

Congratulations!

This is an outstanding personal achievement which brings pride and professionalism on the personal level but to the department and community, as well. Currently, the department has (28) uniform staff members or 42% who are nationally recognized as Certified by the American Correctional Association (ACA).