Cell Block Survival (Calibre Press)


Cell Block Survival

(Calibre Press)

Free Training

March 22, 2018


The New York Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), Office of Public Safety is pleased to announce the availability of the Calibre Press seminar "Cell Block Survival".

This one-day class will be offered in Erie County on March 22, 2018.

The Course:

This 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!
There is no fee to attend.  Enrollment for this training session is limited.  Therefore, you must receive confirmation on attendance.  Please submit a completed course application no later than two weeks prior to the start of the course.
Directions to the training site and additional course information will be included in your confirmation notice.  If you have any questions about the training, please contact Bert Bouchey by email ad Bert.Bouchey@dcjs.ny.gov

Frequently Requested Information


Phone: (716) 858-8219
Fax: (716) 858-6039

Central Police Services
Public Safety Building
45 Elm Street
Buffalo, New York 14203