Officer Safety

Cell Block Survival

Elite Training for Correction & Detention Personnel

07:00 am – 04:00 pm


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  • February 24, 2017
    7:00 am - 4:00 pm

This class is being hosted by Branch County Sheriff’s Office in Coldwater, Michigan.  For information or to register for this course, please contact Captain Frederick A. Blankenship at [email protected] or 517-278-2325 x245.
For information on how to bring a Calibre class to your agency/organization, please contact Lisa Gitchell at [email protected] or 630-941-0900.


Coldwater, Michigan, United States

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Course Description

Cell Block Survival is a one-day course designed to address the realities of working in a jail or correctional environment and enhance officer safety. Rooted in our foundational belief that quality training should offer realistic, practical and immediately applicable tools for those who work in one of the most stressful and dangerous professions on the planet, the goal of this class is simple:

1. Provide elite training, from the newest officer to the seasoned professional and administrators.
2. Arm officers with techniques to help understand their environment, be constantly aware of their surroundings and solve the problems they are faced with on a daily basis.
3. Enhance the skills of the officer to control the irrational, work with the mentally ill or those in a medical crisis, and understand the subtle, non-verbal cues that identify signs of pre-attack.
4. Prepare officers to win force encounters, in the cell and in court. Review physiological responses and how it affects our ability to make effective decisions under stress. We will examine critical incidents and lessons learned from them.

This course is constantly evolving, incorporating current events and relevant supporting material that meet the needs of today’s Jail Deputies and Corrections Officers and facility Administrators. During this dynamic and entertaining seminar, participants will discuss and learn about the following:

  • Situational Awareness
  • Understanding and responding to Critical Incidents
  • The value of Safety and Action Plans
  • Balancing work and personal lives
  • Detecting Deceptive behaviors and the Importance of Building Rapport
  • Pre-Attack Indicators
  • Escalation, De-Escalation and the Winning Mindset
  • Working with the Mentally Ill and those in Crisis
  • Immediate vs. Calculated Use of Force
  • Going to court (and how not to)
  • and much more!

This class is a crash course in contemporary leadership skills and traits. It’s essential to those interested in learning… and great to those currently leading.
Officer Rivera, Salinas PD, CA