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Detention Officer Basic


Detention Officer Basic 



Certification Type:

 Basic Certification

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. 

Downloadable Resources

Special Instructions

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

Equipment List


Available Courses Listed Below

Course Title
Start Date
End Date
Application Deadline
Detention Officer Basic 23B104
Apr 3, 2023
May 12, 2023
Mar 4, 2023
Confirmation Deadline
Mar 7, 2023
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