Detention Training Academy

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office has established a Detention Training Academy (DTA) for all Deputy Sheriff Recruits. Deputy Sheriff Recruits go through vigorous training over many types of situations they may encounter as a Deputy Sheriff in the Detention Division of the Williamson County Sheriff's Office. DTA is a six week training academy that takes place at the John. I. Easley, Jr. Criminal Justice Center. Deputies are also required to attend a 40 hour in-service refresher training course annually. Courses of instruction are presented by the Detention Training Academy Staff, along with guest instructors from each of their respective specialties.

  • Honoring the Badge
  • Ethics
  • Liability and Vicarious Liability
  • American Corrections
  • Inmate Discipline
  • Legal Issue
  • Law Enforcement Issues
  • Coping with Stress
  • Duty to Protect
  • Verbal Communication
  • Personnel Issues / Code of Conduct
  • Deputy and Inmate Communications
  • Universal Precautions 
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Use of Force
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Mental Illness
  • C.P.R./ A.E.D
  • Behavioral Self Defense
  • Strategic Self-defense and Grappling Tactics
  • Handcuffing
  • Restraint Chair
  • Hostage Negotiations
  • Facility and Person Searches
  • Transportation
  • Criminal Law
  • Report Writing
  • O.C. Pepper Spray
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Lecture (EVOC)
  • Basic GLOCK Handgun
  • Expandable Baton
  • Small Unit Riot Control
  • Cell Extraction
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • Force-on-Force Scenario Training
  • Suicide Prevention 
  • Fire Safety
  • Basic Shotgun

Upon successful completion of the Detention Training Academy the recruits will attend a graduation ceremony and be presented with their badges and certificates. Family and friends are welcomed to attend graduation and show their support for the Deputies.

Detention Training Academy Staff include:
training staff June 2020

 Left to right .... Corporal Aaron Ferguson, Corporal Ben Piper,  Lt. Nikki Shaver, Deputy Ryan Parks, Corporal Kyle O'Neal