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Detention Officers Graduate from Certification Course at CFCC

WILMINGTON, NC — Cape Fear Community College celebrated the graduation of its most recent group of Detention Officer Certification Course (DOCC) students on Friday, March 5, 2021. Ten students from New Hanover County participated in the five-week course and passed the state exam.

While the state-mandated course load requires 174 hours of instruction, students in CFCC’s Detention Officer Certification Course — which is offered to officers from across the region — completed 196 hours of instruction. Extra hours were built in to account for subject control techniques, contraband searches, a mock trial for the investigative process, and extra time for review sessions.

“CFCC is proud to offer this specialized training for detention officers,” said Tim Fuss, director of law enforcement programs for CFCC’s Economic and Workforce Development division. “This training is essential to ensure the safety and security of detention officers as well as prison populations with whom they work. Congratulations to these officers and best of luck as they further their detention careers.”

For more information and the next class offering, visit cfcc.edu/public-safety/law-enforcement-training .

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