Local jailers earn certification

From Staff Reports

 

Ten jailers with the Webster County Sheriff’s Department completed a Detention Officer Certification Course the week of June 3-7 at the Webster County Career and Technology Center.

Adam Contreras, training coordinator with the Alfa Training Institute, taught the state-certified course. It included certification in defensive tactics, Tasering and use of OC (Oleoresin Capsicum). The course required that the jailers “take the hit” from a Taser and OC spray in order to be certified.

The jailers were tested June 7 on what they had learned through scenarios and a written report.

Contreras sprays Jailer Shay Holmes with OC.

Contreras sprays Jailer Shay Holmes with OC.

Jailer Daniel Walker (center) is stunned by Taser barbs fired into his back by Taser instructor Mitch Jackson as part of the Detention Officer Certification Course. Supporting Walker are Contreras and Jailer Dakota Gant. The electroshock weapon delivers 1,200 volts of low-amp electricity for five seconds, disrupting voluntary control of muscles.

Jailer Daniel Walker (center) is stunned by Taser barbs fired into his back by Taser instructor Mitch Jackson as part of the Detention Officer Certification Course. Supporting Walker are Contreras and Jailer Dakota Gant. The electroshock weapon delivers 1,200 volts of low-amp electricity for five seconds, disrupting voluntary control of muscles.

Contreras sprays Jailer Dakota Gant with OC.

Contreras sprays Jailer Dakota Gant with OC.