GSC Criminal Justice Students Take Part in Scenario-Based Training with RJA

Several students in Glenville State College’s criminal justice honor society, Sigma Pi Xi, recently took part in a scenario-based training session with members of the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority (RJA) during a professional communication skills exercise. The training took place at GSC’s Morris Criminal Justice Training Center and saw the students acting as inmates to provide a more true-to-life experience for the RJA officers.

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Will Coleman (left), a GSC graduate and Regional Jail Authority employee, takes part in a training exercise with Sigma Pi Xi students acting as inmates

“This training session was a great experience for our students and the Regional Jail officers. The students were able to see and hear first-hand what good behaviors look like from the correctional officers and their supervisors while participating in a training that many of them will complete if they choose a career with RJA,” said Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sigma Pi Xi advisor Dr. Kelly Treece. “Plus it was a nice coincidence that one of the officers participating in the training from the RJA side was a May 2016 graduate from our program.”

That student, Will Coleman, graduated from GSC with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice last May. He recently completed the Regional Jail Authority’s multi-week training academy.

Employees of the Regional Jail Authority and Division of Corrections both hold training academies at the Morris Criminal Justice Training Center.

Lots to learn kids. By the way,  How’s the Commission coming along with the September meeting minutes?

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