The Kansas Sheriffs' Association and National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) in collaboration with the Kansas Jail Association, are proud to offer the Kansas Jail Training Academy, a full five days of legal-based basic training specifically for detention officers.  Taught by trained NIJO instructors, attendees will receive basic training on a variety of critical topics and issues founded on case law specific to Kansas jails. The hands-on group oriented course includes complete testing for individual knowledge and comprehension.  Upon successful completion, attendees can apply the classroom time and testing toward national certification! 


May 20-24, 2019

Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy

2025 E. Iron, Saline, KS



5-days of training

$500/person

(includes lodging + 3 meals/day!)



Sept 9-13

Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy

2025 E. Iron, Saline, KS



5-days of training

$500/person

(includes lodging + 3 meals/day!)


SEATING IS LIMITED! SIGN UP TODAY

TRAINING TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Officer Responsibilities
  • Offender Supervision
  • Offender Management
  • Searches
  • Maintaining Safety & Security


  •   Use of Force
  •   Correctional Law
  •   Critical Incident Management
  •   Managing Special Needs Inmates

A MESSAGE FROM KANSAS SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION


Sandy Horton

Executive Director, Kansas Sheriffs' Association

"I spent time in the saddle as sheriff and personally know the four letter word most sheriffs know as the “JAIL.”  Just because I retired doesn’t mean I still don’t worry about the jails. In my involvement with the Kansas Sheriffs’ Association, I receive a number of calls from our current sheriffs asking jail specific questions about unique circumstances. I am not a jail expert and don’t know everything but I do know people who do know a thing or two about jail operations and the challenges of running a constitutionally safe jail. If you have attended our conferences, you are acquainted with the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) and their Executive Director, Tate McCotter, who has trained with his staff numerous times on various subjects. 


I am excited to see KSA and the Kansas Jail Association partner with NIJO in providing valuable training to our detention officers at the Kansas Jail Training Academy. I am confident that those who attend the training will learn valuable information to assist our sheriffs in administrators in running safe and secure facilities."


GET CERTIFIED!


The National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) developed their Professional Certification Program in response to the need to provide a respected national certification for individuals looking for a process that involves legal-based curriculum by an organization which supports and defends their agencies’ worthy goals and objectives.  NIJO Professional Certification is a professional designation – earned not issued – for sheriffs, administrators, supervisors and line-level officers who have demonstrated they possess the requisite understanding, knowledge, skills, experience and abilities to function to a specific level.



National Certified Corrections Executive (NCCE)

National Certified Corrections Supervisor (NCCS)

National Certified Corrections Officer (NCCO)


  • Since the KJTA curriculum is being developed and maintained by NIJO it has been approved by the NIJO Certification Board as “NIJO approved” toward NIJO National Certification for officers.
  • Those that pass the tests provided at KJTA will earn dual credit hours that can be applied toward NIJO certification. Some hours will be classified as "required" and others as "elective" depending on the subject. It is estimated that a KJTA graduate can earn up to 30 hours of approved credit that can be applied toward NIJO Certification during KJTA. (Note that while the KJTA is 40 hours total, there will be lunch breaks and other allocated time that will not be counted as part of the earned certification hours.  The exact amount of hours must be calculated based on the classroom agenda.) 
  • It is the responsibility of each officer (or agency if they choose to be engaged in the process) to pay for the cost of certification and earn any additional credit hours to achieve certification.  






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