Jail veterans will most likely agree that the lieutenants, corporals, and sergeants are the foundation of an effective management team inside the jail. They are close to line staff and are the main driving force that ensures policies and procedures are carried out properly. When jail officers are promoted to supervisor, their lives change dramatically. This webinar’s main goal is to give you tools to bring out the most in your subordinates by being the best supervisor you can be.
By viewing this course, newly promoted and veteran jail officers will:
- Learn and appreciate the value of lower level supervision
- Learn a refresher in the formal and informal duties of line staff
- Understand how coaching, positive interaction, and teamwork can make things work
- Learn ways to deal with problem staff
- Learn ways to avoid mistakes in three key areas: power, pressure, and responsibility
- Understand how supervisors can reduce civil liability by subordinates supervising inmates
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About Our Presenter
Gary F. Cornelius
Retired Lieutenant & Professor at George Mason University
Lieutenant Gary F. Cornelius retired in 2005 from the Fairfax County (VA) Office of the Sheriff, after serving over 27 years in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. He served as an officer in the United States Secret Service Uniform Division and as a police officer early on in his career before transitioning to Deputy Sheriff.
Gary Cornelius has also been a professor in corrections courses for George Mason University since 1986. He has performed training and consulting for the American Correctional Association, the American Jail Association and the National Institute of Justice. And, Gary is a multi-published author of several books about corrections, including The American Jail: Cornerstone of Modern Corrections, The Art of the Con: Avoiding Offender Manipulation and The Correctional Officer: A Practical Guide Third Edition.