|EPTA Member since||2018|
|1) What level of pre-education is required?||Secondary education (Prison Officers), University degree (Technical and probation staff)|
|2) What is the minimum – maximum age of trainees?||21 (Prison officers) - 28 (Prison officers)|
|3) Which tests are included in the recruitment assessment?|
Ohter mandatoty conditions are:
Length of initial/basic training of prison officer? (*see definition)
|1) Excluding in-service training||20 weeks (theory and practical training)|
|2) Including in-service training|
|How many weeks class room?||20 weeks (5 month period)|
|How many weeks practical prison work?||16 weeks (4 month period)|
|3) Is the initial/basic training accredited?||No|
|4) EQF level of initial/basic training|
|5) What are the subjects that are trained at the initial/basic level?|
The job description of the Prison officer, Organic organization of the Prison and probation system, deontology, Prison intelligence, Electronic surveillance, weapons training, interpersonal relations and Dynamic security, criminology, health care, mental disease, physical training and Personal defense.
The training also includes:
|6) What does final exam contain?|
The evaluation is based on a formula that contains written tests results on each subject matter, practical testes on the security related subject matters (Personal defense, prison order / riot control, escort tactics, etc.) and the "attitude evaluation" done by the Training tutors during the 9 month course (based on the overall relational and on-job capabilities of the candidate).
|7) What type of exam?||Written,Practical|
|1) Is continuous training obligatory?||Yes|
|2) If yes, which modules are obligatory?|
Every year each Prison officer must have Weapons training and complete an shooting exercise. In addition to this there is a continuous training package for prison officers and other prison staff covering several themes such as:
There is also a specific training program for prison officers called "Security area decentralized training program", that focus on mandatory continuous training in Riot control, search procedures, escort tactics, personal defense and reports/legislation updates.
* Definition of a prison officer:
Responsible for safety and security as well as prisoner rehabilitation. promote social behavior and address the offending behavior of prisoners. A prison officer belongs to a public service body.
Director: Vitor Peña Ferreira
Address: Estrada do Murganhal 2760-085, Caxias, Portugal
Telephone Number: +351214427716
Director: Romulo Augusto Mateus
Address: Cross Torel platter 1, Lisbon 1150-122