ELITE Academy for Jail & Corrections Command Staff – Class 5

National Institute for Jail Operations - ELITE Academy for Jail & Corrections Command Staff - Class 5 (February 2024)

Administrators from Correctional Facilities Across the Country Attend ELITE Academy Class #5

The National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) had the privilege of hosting 34 attendees from 16 states, spanning from California to Florida, at ELITE Academy for Jail & Corrections Command Staff February 5-9, 2024. NIJO established the ELITE Academy with the purpose of delivering legal-based training to jail personnel at the highest level. 

National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) ELITE Academy for Jail & Corrections Adminsitrators and Command Staff - Class 5 (February 2024)

The 5-day Academy caters to a wide range of professionals, including sheriffs, jail administrators, wardens, directors, and supervisors.

Key Features of ELITE Academy for Jail & Corrections Command Staff

ELITE Academy featured NIJO-developed curriculum taught by nationally acclaimed attorneys and corrections experts covering a wide range of vital administrative topics, including policy development, inmate rights, budgeting, inspections, correctional statistics, and essential leadership principles. In addition to the knowledge gained, attendees had the opportunity to network with professionals from other agencies and engage in meaningful discussions to address common challenges faced by corrections facilities.

NIJO is Committed to Providing Legal-Based Training for Jail Administrators & their Staff

The National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) is committed to providing exceptional legal-based administrative training that aligns with the requirements of the Constitution, federal acts, and Supreme Court rulings. NIJO Executive Director, Tate McCotter, emphasizes the importance of this focus, stating, “Many people are unaware of what truly happens behind bars and the challenges that corrections administrators face. As our facilities and populations evolve, it is crucial for administrators to constantly reevaluate outdated ‘best practices’ and ensure they have a thorough understanding of current legal requirements. This is the primary objective of the ELITE Academy.”

McCotter emphasized the importance of understanding and complying with legal requirements, as it brings numerous advantages. Jails come in various shapes and sizes, each with unique designs, populations, needs, budgets, and resources. However, when a corrections administrator has a thorough understanding of the law and incorporates that knowledge into policies, procedures, operations, and training, customized solutions can be effectively implemented regardless of the facility. This approach not only fosters confidence and trust among inmates, officers, staff, and the public but also represents an empowering and proactive approach to corrections management, which is essential in today’s world.

About NIJO

The National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) was formed as the primary resource dedicated to serve those that operate jails, detention, and correctional facilities. Recognizing the enormous liability an increasing litigation facing administrators, NIJO provides a compilation of legal-based resources and information for agencies to make facilities safer and more secure, proactively defend against frivolous litigation and protect against adverse publicity and liability.



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