Seminar Title

Leadership Skills for Today's Jail/Correctional Officers

Dates of Events

05/17/2022 through 05/17/2022

Last Updated: 01/19/2022
Instructor(s): Jeffrey Carter
Location: APOSTC - 15950 Mosley Road, Stapleton, AL 36578
Hotel: Hampton Inn Mobile- East Bay/Daphne - 29451 US Highway 98, Daphne, AL 36526
Course Registration Fee: $175
Instructor Bio
Jeffrey Carter
Jeff Carter, Deputy Director (Retired)Fayette County Detention Center Adult Facility Lexington, Kentucky

Jeff Carter retired December 2018 as the Deputy Director of the Fayette County Detention Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Over his 20-year career, he has worked all levels of custody inside a 1300 bed correctional facility located I the horse racing capitol of he world. Jeff was an instructor for 5 years inside the academy where he trained over 700 recruits, molding them into successful leaders in the Corrections field. He’s trained and commanded the CERT team, as well as, taught Drill and Ceremony to the Division Honor guard. While promoting through the ranks he commanded the Professional Standards Unit where he specialized in Internal Affairs investigations and Gang Intel for 7 years. Jeff completed over 200 administrative investigations, as well as, conducted over 100 PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) investigations. He is well versed in PREA and is a PREA Investigator Instructor. Jeff has completed the top Leadership Academies at the National Institute of Corrections in Aurora, Colorado. He brings experience from proudly serving 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, followed by obtaining his BS degree in Correction’s and Juvenile Services/Political Science from Eastern Kentucky University, through his career as a Corrections Leader. Jeff was a Certified Deputy Coroner within the Commonwealth of Kentucky for 8 years. He presents jail training throughout the country and serves as an Expert Witness around the United States focusing on jail litigation.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
A leader is only as good as his or her team’s desire to be led by them. Leadership, or lack thereof, either creates the foundation of a strong agency or undermines the agency to the point they become a liability. A bad leader is the person everyone despises working for every day; the one who never acknowledges your achievements and only emphasizes your faults. A good leader truly believes in the work they do and has strong sense of purpose that materializes in even the most menial tasks. In this one-day class we will cover important elements in how to supervise staff effectively by reviewing:
· Becoming a Good Communicator
· The Importance of Training Staff
· Management Styles and Becoming a Servant Leader
· How to be a Positive Role Model
· Leadership in Security Operations
· Employee Discipline and Counseling
· Helpful Hints in Leadership
This presentation will assist not only new command staff who are beginning their career in leadership but will also give seasoned leaders the tools to improve their approach as well. Various elements are discussed that have been proven, through experience, how staff respond positively and improve performance.