Prison Operations and Prison Guard Course

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

U.S. Embassy, Paraguay
Prison Operations and Prison Guard Course Overview

This course provides students with a detailed understanding of the key principles governing prison operations and procedures, including practical exercises and classroom demonstrations.

The objective of the training program is to offer a practical understanding of the course material that can be applied to real-life scenarios in order to:

  • Enhance the student’s professional capabilities as prison operators and improve the overall efficacy of the Prison System in which they serve; and
  • Foster relationships with other countries involved in extradition involved with their Prison Systems

Course Curriculum

Day 1 Classes:

  • Introduction and Welcome to Basic Prison Guard Training
  • Prison Environment, Organization and Operations
  • Corruption, Integrity and Ethics in Government
  • Respect for the Human Rights of Suspects, Arrestees and Detained Persons
  • Prison Guard Duty Equipment (Part 1)
  • Prison Guard Duty Equipment (Part 2)
  • Remedial Training

Day 2 Classes:

  • Prison Guard Duty Equipment (Part 3)
  • Prisoner and Visitor Searches
  • Searches of Vulnerable Populations
  • Vehicle Screening and Searches
  • Remedial Training

Day 3 Classes:

  • Vehicle Searches (Continued from Previous Day)
  • Canines in Prison and Law Enforcement
  • The Emergency Action Plan
  • Response to Prison Emergencies (Part 1)
  • Remedial Training

Day 4 Classes:

  • Response to Prison Emergencies (Part 2)
  • Response to Prison Emergencies (Part 3)
  • Review and Practice of Course Practical Exercises
  • Remedial Training

Day 5 Classes:

  • Course Final Written Examination
  • Course Performance Examination
  • Remedial Examinations
  • Movement to Graduation Ceremony
  • Graduation Ceremony (Invite Family & Friends)

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