Connecticut Judicial Marshal Academy Pre-Service Training Program

Connecticut Judicial Marshal Academy Pre-Service Training Program

Credits Available (taught December 2012 through August 2020)

  • First Responder Emergency Procedures (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Introduction to Court Security I (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Introduction to Court Security II (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Introduction to Legal Issues (2 credits, lower division level)
  • Managing Special Populations (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Practicum (3 credits, lower division level)

Credits Available (taught June 2003 through December 2012)

  • Co-op/Practicum in Criminal Justice (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Introduction to Security Methods (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Legal Aspects of Court Security (3 credits, lower division level)

Source of Records

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch - Judicial Marshal Academy; 61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105

About the Training Sponsor

The primary function as defined in Connecticut General Statutes 6-32d, 6-32f, the Judicial Department shall be responsible for courthouse security, transportation and custody of prisoners and shall employ judicial marshals for such purpose. In accordance with Judicial Marshal Policy and Procedure 200-02 (Mission Statement), the mission of Judicial Marshal Services is to provide the Connecticut Judicial System with a safe and secure environment in an impartial, courteous and professional manner, through the utilization of highly motivated personnel committed to a superior level of service.

Applying for the Credit

Have the Judicial Marshal Academy submit your transcript or record to the Registrar to apply for the credit.

Course Descriptions (taught December 2012 through August 2020)

First Responder Emergency Procedures (3 credits, lower division level) Completers receive training on multiple first responder situations and obtain American Heart Association certifications in First Aid, CPR, and AED.

Introduction to Court Security I (3 credits, lower division level) This course examines court security in and around the court facilities. Students explore how court security involves more than structure and equipment. Students examine how to protect court personnel as well as physical structures.

Introduction to Court Security II (3 credits, lower division level) This course is a continuation of Introduction to Court Security which examines personnel protection, facility security. The furtherance of securing our courts is examined in this course which includes asset protection and risk management. Some report writing, prisoner search and transport techniques as well as emergency response training is examined.

Introduction to Legal Issues (2 credits, lower division level) Students learn State, Federal and Constitutional laws that directly relate to their function as a Deputy Marshall. They are presented with case law and examples and learn the applicable statues that apply.

Managing Special Populations (3 credits, lower division level) This course includes training on domestic violence response and many areas of behavioral health as related to the judicial system, including training on ADA.

Practicum (3 credits, lower division level) The Field Training is 4-6 weeks resulting in the trainees receiving 20 successful Daily Observation Reports from a rotation of Field Officers.

Course Descriptions (taught June 2003 through December 2012)

Co-op/Practicum in Criminal Justice (3 credits, lower division level)
Field experience incorporating classroom and lab instruction with supervised on-the-job practice.

Introduction to Security Methods (3 credits, lower division level)
Topics include Metal detector and X-ray monitor, lock-up issues, management of aggressive behavior, fire safety and related issues. Emphasis placed on practical application of instruction in the field.

Legal Aspects of Court Security (3 credits, lower division level)
Survey of the basic legal principles affecting court security officers. Topics include arrest, search and seizure, penal code, use of force and rights of the accused, and related issues.