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CFCC Detention Officer Graduates Exceed State Standards

CFCC Course Offers Training Above State Requirements

WILMINGTON, NC — Cape Fear Community College celebrated the graduation of its most recent group of Detention Officer Certification Course (DOCC) students on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. Four students from New Hanover County and one from Sampson County participated in the five-week course and passed the state exam.

Offered to detention officers from across the region, the state-mandated course load requires 174 hours of instruction, but these students 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.

“This training is essential to ensure the safety and security of those working in detention facilities and those confined,” said CFCC Director of Law Enforcement Programs Tim Fuss.

Students from the following facilities participated in the coursework:

  • New Hanover County Detention Facility
  • Sampson County Detention Facility

“Detention officers are unsung heroes who play a vital role in keeping our communities safe,” said CFCC President Jim Morton. “Congratulations to these officers and best of luck as they further their careers.”

For more information and future course offerings, visit cfcc.edu/public-safety/law-enforcement-training .

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