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Detention Officer Basic

Detention Officer Basic

Certification Type: 

 Basic Certification

P.O.S.T Hours


Course Summary

Students are taught and evaluated on curriculum established and certified by W.L.E.A. and WY P.O.S.T.  Subjects include: Constitutional Law, PREA, Supervision of Inmates, Classification of Inmates, Firearms, Custody & Control, and Emergency Vehicle Operations. 

Course Requirements

Students must have a WY P.O.S.T. Temporary Certification and be employed by a Wyoming Law Enforcement Agency or be a Pre-Service Officer.  Given the physically demanding nature of this course, students are required to complete the WLEA Physical Fitness Assessment to the prescribed Cooper Standards on the morning of the first day in order to continue training.

To receive certification, students must complete a variety of written and physical skills exams.

Additionally, the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy cannot admit, or consider any applicant for admission, who has not been issued a temporary P.O.S.T. certification number prior to application. 

Special Instructions

Once your application is processed you will receive a detailed list of the equipment needed.

Equipment List

Medical Clearance Form

Prior to commencing your WLEA journey, it is imperative to meet all essential prerequisites. It is mandatory for all prospective students from agencies and individuals undergoing Preservice to satisfactorily complete the prescribed Medical Clearance Form.

Click below to learn more about the Medical Clearance Form


Downloadable Resources

Click below to download Detention Officer Basic Course description and Basic Training Tenets

Available Courses Listed Below

Course Title
Start Date
End Date
Application Deadline
Jul 29, 2024
Sep 13, 2024
Jun 26, 2024
Course Title
Start Date
End Date
Application Deadline
Apr 15, 2024
May 31, 2024
Mar 15, 2024
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