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Basic Detention

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 Dates Graduation Date
395 December 10, 2018 - January 11, 2019 January 11, 2019
396 January 14, 2019 - February 1, 2019 February 1, 2019
397 February 11, 2019 - March 1, 2019 March 1, 2019 **
398 March 4, 2019 - March 22, 2019 March 22, 2019 **
399 April 1, 2019 - April 19, 2019 April 19, 2019
400 April 22, 2019 - May 10, 2019 May 10, 2019
401 May 20, 2019 - June 7, 2019 June 7, 2019
402 June 10, 2019 - June 28, 2019 June 28, 2019

 

Graduations

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 (indicated by **), in the gymnasium.