Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts recently announced the graduation of court security officer Jonathan Butterfield and correction officers Tyler Kerr, Shane McGee and Seth Welch from the Correction/Peace Officer Basic School at Seneca County Sheriff’s Office in Romulus.
The school started in February to provide officers with 240 hours of instruction in ethics, effective communications, firearms, defensive tactics, chemical agents, use of force, penal and criminal procedure laws, hostage survival, suicide prevention, inmate management, transportation, classification, supervision, legal issues and security.
“The Correction/Peace Officer Basic School, along with their eight-week in-house Jail Training program, prepares these officers for supervising the inmate population to ensure the safety, security and good working order of the jail facility,” Virts said. “Our correction officers and court security officers are an important part of this office’s public safety formula. The Basic School and Jail Training program provide these officers with a solid foundation to begin what I hope are effective and long careers with this office.”