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Basic Detention Training Program

The mission of the Basic Detention training program (BD) as mandated by South Carolina Law is to provide the officer candidate with the necessary knowledge, skills, and the abilities to perform the duties of a certified detention officer in the state of South Carolina.

  • The Basic Detention training program is currently three weeks in duration.
  • Upon completion of the training the candidate will be a certified Class 2 Law Enforcement Officer.
  • A candidate must complete training within the first twelve months of employment.



Basic Class #Training DatesGraduation Date
383January 7, 2018 - January 26, 2018January 26, 2018
384February 4, 2018 - February 23, 2018February 23, 2018
385March 4, 2018 - March 23, 2018March 23, 2018
386April 1, 2018 - April 20, 2018April 20, 2018
387April 29, 2018 - May 18, 2018May 18, 2018
388 May 27, 2018 - June 15, 2018June 15, 2018




All Basic Detention Graduations are held at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Gymnasium at 10:00am on the date specified. In the event that a Basic Law Enforcement Graduation is held on the same day as Basic Detention, the Basic Detention Graduation will be scheduled for 1:00pm on that day, in the gymnasium.