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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
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
403 July 8, 2019 - July 26, 2019 July 26, 2019
404 August 5, 2019 - August 23, 2019 August 23, 2019
405 September 2, 2019 - September 20, 2019 September 20, 2019
406 September 30, 2019 - October 18, 2019 October 18, 2019
407 October 28, 2019 - November 15, 2019 November 15, 2019
408 December 2, 2019 - December 20, 2019 December 20, 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.