|EPTA Member since||2013|
|1) What level of pre-education is required?||Uniformed staff - secondary education, Civilian staff - secondary education / university degree|
|2) What is the minimum – maximum age of trainees?||Uniformed staff & Civilian staff - 18 - Uniformed staff - 30 (trainees), Civilian staff - no limit|
|3) Which tests are included in the recruitment assessment?|
|Physical||No, but for uniformed staff carried out during employment|
Good health condition, no criminal record.
Length of initial/basic training of prison officer? (*see definition)
|1) Excluding in-service training||Uniformed staff - 4 months, Civilian staff - 5 days|
|2) Including in-service training|
|How many weeks class room?||Uniformed staff - 18 weeks, Civilian staff - 1 week & 3 months probationary period|
|How many weeks practical prison work?||Uniformed staff - up to 3 months prior Basic training and 2 weeks during Basic training|
|3) Is the initial/basic training accredited?||No|
|4) EQF level of initial/basic training||After successfully passing the Basic training they aquire ranks|
|5) What are the subjects that are trained at the initial/basic level?|
Uniformed – law, affairs and actions of the judicial police, prison officers rouls of law, psychosocial treatment, psychology, pedagogy, penology, communication skills, violent behavior, risk prevention, group psychology, juveniles behavior, occupational safety, crisis intervention, teamwork, child protection, drug abuse, weapons, shooting skills, administration, PC, first aid etc.
Civilian - prison system, probation service, civil servants and employees, law, cooperation, communication, teamwork, criminogenic needs, conditional release etc.
|6) What does final exam contain?|
Civilian staff - no exam
Uniformed staff - 5 exams composed of written, practical and oral part:
1) martial arts
2) prison rouls of law
3) affairs and actions of the judicial police
4) psychosocial treatment od prisoners
5) armaments and schooting skills
|7) What type of exam?||Oral,Written,Practical|
|1) Is continuous training obligatory?||No|
|2) If yes, which modules are obligatory?|
Croatian legislation stipulates that lifelong learning is mandatory for all civil servants.
* 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: Smiljka Barancek
Address: Dr. Luje Naletilića 1, 1000 Zagreb, 00385 1 6527 903
Director: Jana Špero (Assistant Minister for Prisons and Probation, Ministry of Justice: Directorate of the Prison System and Probation)