Local Corrections Officer Academy Completion



Three Berrien County Sheriff’s Deputies, Christine Cipriano, Mia Rankin and Kendra Warman, have graduated from the local corrections officer training academy at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.  Deputy Cipriano graduated the fall academy in November 2019 while Deputies Rankin and Warman just graduated in March 2020.  The four week academy offers a comprehensive, interactive instruction program in various disciplines for jail deputies. Training topics include custody and security, defensive tactics, first aid (including CPR and AED procedures), suicide awareness, fire safety and interpersonal communications. The academy, certified by the Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating and Training Council, is an important element of providing the necessary skills for maintaining a safe, secure environment for jail staff, inmates and county residents.


“I want to congratulate these Deputies for their effort in completing this vital training.  The skills learned at this academy will help them safely and effectively manage our inmate population”, said Sheriff L. Paul Bailey. “The training helps our deputies develop and practice the tools necessary to be successful in this high stress environment”.


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