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Escort Training



References Point of Contact
Training Staff, NAVCONBRIG Miramar, San Diego CA 92145
TEL: 858-307-7171 or DSN: 307-7171
Training Officer:  Mr. Ricardo Licon Email:
Once a member is placed in confinement, commands must have qualified escorts to move both pre-trial and post-trial prisoners to and from the Brig. 
To be qualified, personnel must meet screening criteria, attend a one-day Brig Basic Escort Class and pass a written proficiency test.  Successful completion will result in the issuance of an Basic Escort Identification Card.  The certification is good for one year.

Everyone that escorts a prisoner is required to attend escort training if they do not have a Corrections Navy Enlisted Classification.

Class Schedule

Brig Basic Escort Classes are scheduled on the third Tuesday of each month. Reservations are now being taken for our upcoming classes, to secure a seat, please call our training department and request a screening form. Due to limited availability, walk-ins will be accommodated only if there are cancellations. Contact the training department today to reserve your seat (up to 30 attendees max). Class duration is 0730-1600.  Attendees who show up after the class has started will be turned away.  The schedule for 2024 class dates are provided at the bottom of this page.  Please have the screening form signed and printed by a command representative of grade E-7 or above.  Please contact the Training Department for any questions.

Army/Marine Corps Military Police, Air Force Security Police, Navy Master-At-Arms and formal NEC/MOS school-trained corrections personnel may be exempt from attending the class, but must meet the screening criteria.
Escorts will be carefully selected for maturity and the ability to handle emergencies.
Requesting activities shall provide their own escorts for trial, administrative, legal, and any other appointments for pre-trial prisoners.
Commands with frequent prisoner movements shall provide a pool of escorts and each trip shall include at least one escort who has traversed the same route in similar transportation.
In all cases, at least one escort will be of the same gender as the prisoner.
When transporting a pre-trial officer prisoner, at least one escort will be an officer of equal or higher rank than the officer prisoner.
Escorts will not be authorized to carry nightsticks or other weapons.
Maximum (MAX) and Medium In Custody (MDI) prisoners must be escorted by at least two escorts. MAX and MDI prisoners must wear designated restraints at all times while outside the security perimeter of the Brig.
A military judge (not a lawyer) may direct that restraints be removed from a prisoner in a courtroom if, in the judge’s opinion, such restraint is not necessary.

  • Must be E-4 or above with at least 24 months of active service (after completion of recruit training), regardless of service branch.
  • Must be mature, emotionally stable, and able to handle emergencies.
  • Have no neuropsychiatric disorders, or recorded history of alcohol abuse, or in-service drug use.
  • Have no record of conviction by courts-martial or non-judicial punishment in the past 36 months.
  • Have no record of civil court conviction, (except misdemeanor traffic violations).
  • Have no physical disabilities or disfigurements.
  • Be within service branch body composition standards, and passed most recent service PRT/PFT.
  • No prior removal/revocation of escort status.
  • Not identified as a witness or victim in a prisoner’s courts-martial related to the escort detail.
  • Not have failed during last two prior attempts to pass the escort written proficiency test.
  • Screened for eligibility by a command representative of grade E-7 or above.

Course Dates

21 Nov 2023

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