New class of El Paso County deputies graduate from Detentions Academy

Posted at 5:03 PM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 19:03:27-04

EL PASO COUNTY – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has announced the latest class of deputies has graduated from the 18-1 Detentions Academy.

The graduation ceremony was held for the 20 deputies Friday, Oct. 19th at Centennial Hall.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the deputies completed a 320-hour Detentions Academy that was developed to prepare and equip the deputies with the knowledge and tools to work in a jail environment.

The deputies gained these skills and knowledge through a comprehensive, efficient, and effective detention specific training program that included 160 hours of academic training, 80 hours of arrest control and 80 hours of firearms training.