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Correctional Officers are responsible for maintaining order in a detention facility. Responsibilities listed on sample resumes for Correctional Officers include supervising inmates with emotional disorders in an effective, firm and fair manner; initiating and participating in the searching of inmates and their housing units and work areas; and successfully completing specialized training courses in self-defense, medical emergencies, and safety management. Employers look for a high school diploma as a minimum educational requirement on applicants' resumes, though some state and local prison systems require college credits as well.

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Correctional Officer

Verified and maintained proper operation of institutional microwave/micro-phonic alarm system

  • Supervised, trained, and scheduled 200+ employees
  • Conducted safety, inventory, staff, and weapons audits daily
  • Prepared and maintained confidential reports and federal accreditation material
  • Supervised the daily movement and activities of 1000+ inmates
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
Engineering Technology
2

Correctional Officer I

Maintain security within the institution and oversaw the health and safety of staff and prisoners.

  • Physically patrolled and visually inspected units, yards, buildings, prisoners, prisoner property and clothing, to ensure the welfare, safety and security. Maintain visual surveillance of grounds by foot and from a rover vehicle.
  • Complied with and enforced security procedures for keys, equipment and supplies.
  • Operated control rooms, monitored and accessed gates, cameras, alarms, and video terminals, operated control panels in response to audio and visual cues and requests by staff.
  • Received 3 Facility Coins presented by the Warden for going above and beyond in the line of duty.
  • Was a member of the Emergency Response Team for 5 years.
  • Maintained and passed physical fitness standards required for special teams.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
3

Correctional Officer

Effectively conducted searches of inmates and their surroundings to ensure no illegal contraband was in their possession.

  • Performed security observation duties and responded to emergencies.
  • Successfully restrained and controlled inmates when circumstances deemed it necessary.
  • Performed supervision of the inmates during all daily activities.
  • Ensured that all policies were practiced during the transporting of inmates to court appearances, Doctors appointments and other facilities as needed.
  • Completed specialized training of the correct application of the use of pepper spray
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
4

Correctional Officer

Implemented quality and control procedures for security keys and tools

  • Selected and developed training programs to meet facility needs
  • Performed risk assessments and classification systems for management
  • Ensured compliance of all areas with Department of Corrections policies and procedures
  • Led grid searches to locate and confiscate potential harmful items and contraband prior to opening
  • Introduced Security Vulnerability Assessment Program to identify and resolve internal issues
  • Provided training in managing all physical security-related activities within institutions
  • Consistently facilitated reductions in inmate disturbances/incidents to increase safety
  • Performed administrative duties to maintain appropriate records of all accounted inmates
  • Quickly and accurately assessed situations and responded appropriately
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BS
Criminal Justice
BS
Criminal Justice
5

Agency Department of Corrections, Correctional Officer II, Complex Security

Provide written reports of incidents in proper format and timely manner. Performs duties and exercises responsibility and authority providing security, order and discipline. Applies appropriate disciplinary measures to control inmates. Application of basic first aid and preservation of life. Proficiency in use of force, discretionary shooting, chemical agents, firearms and other related defense and control equipment. Maintains self, uniform, and assigned equipment in a professional and prescribed condition.

  • Responding positively in demanding situations
  • Recruited by management to access confidential records regarding offender personal history.
  • Obtained clearance to update offender movement based on Criminal charges.
  • Generate Reports and submit documents to Supervisors.
  • Assigned to Special Projects that consisted of organized searches.
  • Delegated as lead yard set. With the responsibility to assemble teams and conduct cell searches for contraband and unauthorized property.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
C
Certificate
Law Enforcement Training Academy
6

Correctional Officer

Supervised up to 150 adults in a medium security facility

  • Mobile transport of prisoner
  • Mobile perimeter patrol of correctional facility
  • Trained new incoming cadets on standard operating procedures
  • Organized and detailed oriented
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
7

Correctional Officer

Provide security, safety and sanitation of the facility through supervision control

  • Observation of offenders and others within and outside the facility
  • Transport offenders to and from doctor appointments. Work master control, file paperwork and necessary documents.
  • Conducted count of all offenders in my area.
  • Documented everything that happened with offenders in their living area. Assisted with shakedowns in the Offenders living area.
  • Provide security for pill line, chow, treatments teams and clothing exchange.
  • Attend up to date training every year.
  • Maintain current qualifications on the shot gun, rifle, and 38 every year. Respond; react to 10-33's, fights and any emergency that may occur.
  • Distribute important paperwork to offenders and write charges on coris if necessary.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
8

Correctional Officer

Report Mechanical failure in cell area

  • Prepared, processed, and maintained forms, reports, logs, records, and activity
  • Escorted inmates to and from cell, court, hospital and medical appointments.
  • Physically restrained juveniles when disturbances required physical intervention.
  • Built solid relationships with staff and residents to help keep institution safe & secure.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
18
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
9

Correctional Officer

Supervise 400-480 inmates at any given time. (rec-time, showers, personal protection)

  • Emergency Response and weapons qualifications
  • Conduct searches of inmates person and property
  • Completed the department of corrections basic training certification course. Self-defense course providing pressure point training.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Criminal Justice
10

Correctional Officer

Maintained records and logs of materials and equipment used.

  • Maintained correct physical head count at all times.
  • Wrote incident reports and misconducts for infractions.
  • Used verbal commands, chemical agents and hand restraints to restrain violent and unruly inmates.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
HS
Air Force Basic Military Training

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