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Lake County, Ohio - Sheriff's Office

Corrections Supervisor Training

    Corrections Division Training and Certifications
           
    Lake County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division, maintains one of the highest levels training and certification for personnel in the field of Corrections. The summary below will highlight some of the training and certification of the Corrections Staff under Sheriff Daniel Dunlap. 

    Chief Deputy Frank Leonbruno CLEE, CJM 

    • Master of Science/Administration of Justice and Security
    • Bachelor of Arts / History    Bachelor of Arts / Philosophy
    • FBINA Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Graduate 237th Session
    • CJM (American Jail Association Certified Jail Manager) since 1997
    • CLEE Certified Law Enforcement Executive Academy Graduate 2004
    • CLEE Certified Law Enforcement Executive Academy Board Member 
    • PELC Police Executive Leadership College Graduate 2003
    • Adjunct Professor at Lakeland Community College in Criminal Justice since 1996
    • Lakeland Community College Corrections Board member
    • OPOTA 120 Hour Corrections Academy Graduate
    • Lakeland Police Academy Graduate - Certified Law Enforcement Officer
    • Lake County SWAT Team / Lead Hostage Negotiator since 1992
    • FBI Crisis Negotiations Certification  /  OPOTA Crisis Negotiations Certification
    • OPOTA 136 Hour and 40 Hour Corrections Academy School Commander since 1994
    • OPOTA Police Academy Instructor since 1994
    • OPOTA 136 Corrections Academy Instructor since 1994
    • Trained at the National Institute of Corrections 
    • Certified in the Reid Technique Criminal Interviews and Interrogation
    Captain Cynthia Brooks, Jail Adminstrator, CLEE, CJM
    • 32 years in the field of Corrections (started in 1984) / Promoted to Lieutenant in 1993 / 4 years as Sergeant 
    • Associates Degree of Applied Science -Law Enforcement- Lakeland Community College
    • Certified Law Enforcement Officer for the State of Ohio19 Years as a Special Deputy 
    • Certified Jail Manager since October 2007
    • Police Executive Leadership College Graduate 2006    PELC XLVII
    • CLEE Certified Law Enforcement Executive Academy Graduate 2015
    • 120 Hour Corrections Academy Graduate
    • Attended National Institute of Corrections  Longmont, Colorado Women Offender Programming
    • Attended National Institute of Corrections  Longmont, Colorado Children of Prisoners Programming
    • Attended National Institute of Corrections  Longmont, Colorado Strategies For Building Effective Work Teams
    • Lake County Metropolitan Housing Authority  Commissioner since 2004
    • Lake County Community Corrections Board member since 1995
    • Lakeland Community College Corrections Academy Commander
    • Women in Transition Through Support Chairman since 2003
    • Certified OPOTA Instructor - Corrections 136 Hour Training Academy since 1992
    • Certified Cultural Diversity Instructor - Certified through the Department of Justice
    • Crisis Intervention Training Team (CIT)
    Lt.  Nicholas Iliano,  Shift Commander
    • 28 years in the field of Corrections (started in 1989) 
    • 120 Hour Corrections Academy Graduate
    • Promoted to Sergeant in 1997
    • Promoted to Lieutenant  March 2003
    • United States Air Force Veteran
    • Certified OPOTA Instructor - Corrections 136 Hour Training Academy
    • Certified Jail and Prisoner Legal Issues
    • Trained at the National Institute of Corrections  Longmont, Colorado
    • Crisis Intervention Training Team (CIT)
    Lt. Michele Prather,  SHIFT COMMANDER
    • 23 years in the field of Corrections (started in 1994) /  10 years as Sergeant
    • Promoted to Lieutenant May 2014
    • 40 Hour OPOTA Instructor Training program
    • Certified OPOTA Instructor 136 Hour Basic Corrections Officer Training Program 
    • Certified in Advanced EMT, Firefighter, Hazardous Materials, Vehicle Extrication, CPR, Crisis Intervention 
    • Lake County Crisis Hotline Responder
    • Attended Lakeland Community College
    • Crisis Intervention Training Team (CIT)
    Lt.  Mark Soeder, Pay-For-Stay and Facility Maintenance
    • 29 years in the field of Corrections (started in 1988) 
    • 120 Hour Corrections Academy Graduate
    • Promoted to Lieutenant in March 2003 / Promoted to Sergeant in 1997
    •  Member of Midwest Gang Investigators Association since 1993
    • Classification / Training / Jail Statistics Supervisor
    • Certified OPOTA Instructor - Corrections 136 Hour Training Academy
    • Served three years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office
    • Graduate of North Academy Class 250 - Deputy Sheriff / Marksmanship award
    • Member of the California Gang Investigator Association
    • Service at Mira Loma Facility
    • Veteran of the United States Air Force 
    • Maintained the avionics computer navigation, attack and terrain following radar and weapons delivery systems for FB-111A midrange nuclear bombers and first strike aircraft while stationed at Plattsburgh Air Force Base, New York.
    •  Maintained the avionics computer navigation, attack and terrain following radar and weapons delivery systems for F-111 aircraft in support of the B-1 bomber program and maintained the avionics computer navigation, attack radar systems for the F-15E and F-15 ASAT test programs at Edwards Air Force Base, California
    • Air Force commendation awards, Outstanding Unit Citations, as well as numerous awards for service
    • Served under the Strategic Air Command. 8th and 45th Air Force Divisions, 380th Bombardment wing while stationed at Plattsburgh AFB
    • Served under the Air Force Systems Command while at the Air Force Flight Test center at Edwards AFB

    Lt.   Lt. Eric Vanjo,  Shift Commander

    • 14 years in the field of corrections, started in January of 2003
    • Promoted to Sergeant in September of 2011
    • Promoted to Lieutenant in August of 2015
    • Completed 120 hour Corrections Academy
    • Management and Leadership Skills Development 35 hours Lakeland Community College
    • Trained as a Dispensary Officer & Classification Officer
    • Field Training Officer in the Field of Corrections
    • Training Program Coordinator
    • Inmate Programming Coordinator
    • Jail Statics Team Member
    • Completed 120 hour Corrections Academy
    • Trained as a Dispensary Officer and Classification Officer 
    • Training Officer and member of the Training Team for the Corrections Division
    • Management and Leadership Skills Development 35 hours
    • Crisis Intervention Training Team (CIT)
    • OPOTA Instructor

    Sgt. Martin Bontrager, Shift Supervisor

    •  18 years  in the field of Corrections (started in 1999) / Promoted to Sergeant November 30, 2014
    • 5 years active duty United States Army.  Rank of Specialist E-4.
    • Served in the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and the 1st Armor Training Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky.Studied Federal Case Law, Policing in America, and Psychology at Eastern Kentucky University.
    • Graduated the Basic Police Academy in 1999.
    • Part time Patrolman for Geneva-on-the-Lake for 8 years.
    • Training officer
    • Received two life-saving awards.
    • Transformational Leadership Development Group.
    • Crisis Intervention Training Team (CIT)
    Sgt. Benjamin Longbons,  Shift  Supervisor
    • 10 Years in the field of Corrections, started in 2007.  Promoted to Sergeant July 15, 2012
    • Completed 120 hour Corrections Academy
    • Trained as a Dispensary Officer and Classification Officer 
    • Training Officer and member of the Training Team for the Corrections Division
    • Management and Leadership Skills Developement 35 hours

    Sgt. Sgt. Cassandra Matejka

    • 12 years in the field of Corrections, started in 2005
    • Promoted to Sergeant June 2012
    • Completed 136 Hour Corrections Academy
    • OPOTA Full-Service Facility Corrections Officer Basic Training Program
    • OPOTA Defensive Tactics Instructor
    • Completed 35 Hour Management and Leadership Skills Development
    • Classification Officer and Classification Team Member
    • Jail Statistics Team Member
    • W.I.T.T.S. Coordinator 

     Sgt. Scott Simpson,  Shift  Supervisor

    • 14 years in the field of corrections, started in January of 2003
    • Promoted to Sergeant in May 2014
    • Completed 120 hour Corrections Academy
    • CPR and First Aid Instructor
    • Trained as a Dispensary Officer & Classification Officer
    • Field Training Officer in the Field of Corrections

    Scott Capron,  Shift  Supervisor

    • 13 years in the field of corrections, started in March of 2003
    • Promoted to Sergeant in August 2015
    • Completed 120 hour Corrections Academy
    • Graduate of the Western Reserve Police Academy
    • Incident Review Supervisor
    • Field Training Officer in the Field of Corrections

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    -                   Sheriff Daniel Dunlap has an additional 85 Corrections Officers certified in the field of Corrections through the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy.  Annually officer receive over 25 hours of in-service training in a variety of fields.  Training in the Lake County Adult Detention Facilities is multi-faceted. Through the training programming we seek to:


    1.     Provide the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities essential to satisfactorily perform the employee’s job assignments
    2.     Provide a systematic and controlled means of change, increasing job knowledge, improving efficiency and reducing liability
    3.     Keeping officers current with policy revisions, procedural updates, and new educational developments
    4.     Maintain efficient and safe operational

    Below is a summary of some of those areas:

    • Legal Issues and Inmate Rights
    • Report Writing
    • Investigations
    • Close Quarter Response to Resistance and Aggression
    • Policy Review
    • Staff Communications 
    • Bomb Threats 
    • Computer Usage 
    • Chemical Dependency
    • Managing Mentally Ill Inmates
    • Cross Gender Supervision 
    • Bus Transportation 
    • Medication Pass 
    • Inmate Discipline
    • Religious Programming Knowledge and Applications
    • Time Management
    • Defensive Tactics 
    • Hostage Survival 
    • Suicide Prevention
    • Dealing with Stress
    • Medical Issues 
    • Security Assessment and Response
    • Fire Response and Evacuation Procedures
    • Special Needs Assessment
    • PREA
    • Community Diversity