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Corrections Officers Attend Special Operations Training at SFCC

Submitted by on May 20, 2011 – 4:42 pmNo Comment

Law enforcement and corrections officers from around the state participated in the US Corrections Special Operations Group (USC-SOG) training seminar held at South Florida Community College. The program travels across the United States to provide free training to correctional officers in small towns and communities that may not have the budget to provide the training themselves.

“SFCC has a strong corrections program and network, so we decided to make our only Florida stop here,” said training instructor and police Capt. Joseph Garcia, Richmond City Sherriff’s Office, Richmond, Va. “We teach the latest techniques and tactics correctional officers can use in various situations they may encounter in prisons.”

Over the two-day session, attendees participated in training including prison cell extractions, close quarter riot control, and corrections advanced combatives where Garcia demonstrated the safest and most effective way officers can defend themselves when they are in a prison cell with a combative inmate. They also had the opportunity to tour the Mobile Tactical Lab, a high-tech trailer equipped with surveillance tools, uniforms, vests, weapon systems, combat control systems, and micro-computers. The lab is used in circumstances such as a major riot, can travel anywhere in the country, and can stay on-site where needed.

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