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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
377July 9, 2017 - July 28, 2017July 28, 2017
378August 6, 2017 - August 25, 2017August 25, 2017
379September 3, 2017 - September 22, 2017September 22, 2017
380October 1, 2017 - October 20, 2017October 20, 2017
381October 29, 2017 - November 17, 2017November 17, 2017




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.