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Training Requirements

The Yuba County Probation Department complies with the Board of State and Community Correction’s Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) program requirements to insure professional competence of our peace officers on staff.  The STC program establishes a statewide standard to raise the level of competence of the state’s local corrections and probation personnel to support proficient job performance.

All entry-level deputy probation officers (DPO) must complete an STC certified Probation Officer Core Course within the first year of employment. Similarly, all juvenile correction officers (JCO) within our detention facilities must complete a Juvenile Corrections Core Course with the first year of employment.  In addition, supervisors and managers must complete an 80 hour Core training course within one year of promotion.

Pursuant to the STC program, probation officers must complete 40 hours of training annually.  Juvenile corrections officers must complete 24 hours annually.  Annual training is specialized or refresher training that develops or enhances job-related skills.  Flexibility is permitted in course content and method of instruction to meet changing conditions and local needs.  Due to the complexity of job assignments, some staff may need training that exceeds minimum state standards.  Participating departments are encouraged to exceed the minimum training standards when necessary to realize the goal of increased job skills and competency.

The following mandatory trainings are completed by every peace officer.

CPR/1st Aid/Tactical Medicine
Defensive tactics/handcuffing procedures
PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act)
Chemical Agents
Mental Health
832 PC Search and Seizure
AB1825 Harassment
AB1234 Ethics (Senior DPO/Supervising JCOs and above)
Impact weapons (DPO only)
CLETS (DPO only)
832 PC Firearms (DPO only)