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|
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.