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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

Conducted regular inmate counts and security checks.

  • Maintained constant logs of inmate activities.
  • Inventoried inmate property and security equipment.
  • Maintained files on segregated inmate population.
  • Operated computer programs controlling doors, gates and housing.
  • Supervised inmate workers and pill lines.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
C
Graphic Design
AS
Liberal Arts
22

Correctional Officer Trainee

Perform rounds in inmate units to ensure inmate presence, safety, and security.

  • Complete medication calls daily including giving inmates correct dosage of medications and enforcing medical protocols.
  • Maintained head counts of each unit twice while on duty.
  • Prevent inmate conflicts by deescalating the situation using my training and communication skills.
  • Operated the control room by monitoring video cameras and utilizing radio or telephones to reach out to other officers with count reports and disturbances.
  • Secured unit keys, first aid kits, AED, and cut-down knives
  • Monitor inmates on suicide watches, drug watches, and inmates that require medical attention.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Criminal Justice, Minor
Law Enforcement
23

Correctional Officer

Enhance public safety of the citizens of the Common Wealth of Virginia, the Department of Corrections staff, and offenders by meeting re-entry objectives and by providing effective security, programming, custody and control of adult male offenders in a maximum security major facility.

  • Supervising the daily routines of the offenders and recording their behaviors and movements.
  • Interacting with the offenders using (EBP) evidence based practice to reduce the recidivism rate and to create a rehabilitation environment for the offenders.
  • Effectively interact with the visitors, staff, offenders, and the public to maintain security within the facility.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, respect, integrity, dignity, and ethical practices through task completion and behaviors in support of the work unit and agency.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Criminal Justice
24

Correctional Officer

Responsible for a super maximum security lock-up unit; in charge of two floor officers and 56 high-risk long term inmates. Officer must be of a high moral character with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Interacts and reacts with various types of unpredictable and dangerous inmates. Supervises inmate daily activities and behaviors then chronicling actions into logbook.

  • Conduct daily inspections of cells and inmates for breach of security.
  • A First Responder; immediate action taken to All Emergency Signals.
  • Always maintain an alert state of mind; having to go from normal moments to extreme adrenaline rush in the matter of seconds.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
Management
25

Correctional Officer

Supervise 60+ Inmates

  • Train new officers on daily job functions
  • Work high risk areas, including but no limit to, booking and receiving, the hole, pods.
  • Conduct interview of inmate once they arrive for processing.
  • Conduct cell search for contraband
  • Investigate misconduct of inmates
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
26

Correctional Officer

As a correctional officer in a maximum detention facility duties were to maintain order and control, conduct accountability of detainees at all times.

  • Conduct living quarter searches checking to make sure detainees have correct basic issued items based on compliant status, Search for contraband on persons or at recreational areas
  • Perform body searches by using metal detectors and or pat downs making sure that positive control is maintained at all times.
  • Ensure facility is secure at all times; track all detainee movements in and out of the facility.
  • Conduct headcount as set forth on the facility procedures, to ensure everyone is accounted for.
  • Supervise care and correctional treatment of detainees
  • Observe and document interactions between other detainees and guards.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Security Management
27

Correctional Officer

Maintain precise count of inmate population

  • Ensure the sanitation of the living quarters of the inmates, in addition to the safety and security among population
  • Perform searches and pat downs, search personal living areas of the inmates, along with their common social areas
  • Control entry and exit for staff members and inmates
  • Recognize and confiscate contraband
  • Actively patrol perimeter fence, ensuring an escape does not occur
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
Air Force
28

Correctional Officer

Provide direction and maintain order of incarcerated individuals.

  • Watch for inmates that fail to follow rules set forth by the [company name], and handle those individuals who break those rules.
  • Provide control of keys, pepper spray, handcuffs, and radios in the institution.
  • Write reports for any situation that occurs within my assigned area.
  • Maintain strict count of all inmates I am assigned to oversee.
  • I am a member of the Tactical Team, who were the first to respond to situations and individuals in the institution. Such as escapes, fights, and cell house searches.
  • I am a member of the transport team, who were responsible for transporting inmates from facility to facility on the institution bus.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Business / Accounting
29

Correctional Officer

Effectively communicate with inmates, staff, and members of the general public.

  • Perform searches of persons, places, and objects.
  • Transport inmates in departmental vehicles at any time, day or night, in any weather, traffic or road conditions.
  • Perform rescue functions to include CPR, basic first aid, physically removing people from dangerous areas and using firefighting equipment to include fire hoses, extinguishers & breathing apparatus.
  • Apprehend escaped/fleeing inmates to include running, jumping, climbing, crawling using reasonable physical force to include deadly force.
  • Load, unload, aim, & fire handguns, shotguns, & rifles at the level of proficiency as required.
  • Ability to conduct accurate count of persons and distinguish between color coded emergency signals, keys, safety signs, and clothing.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
5
months
at this job
BS
Criminal Justice
30

Correctional Officer

Maintaining security and control over inmates.

  • Correctional officers are responsible for conducting searches of cells, inmates, visitors and mail for contraband, such as weapons or drugs.
  • Cells, locks, gates and window bars are inspected regularly for signs of tampering.
  • Written and oral reports are made on the daily conduct of prisoners, including work activity, security breaches and compliance with regulations.
  • Corrections officers may assist other law enforcement agencies investigating crimes committed within the facility, as well as in the search for escaped convicts.
  • Correctional officers have excellent interpersonal communications skills in order to establish and maintain a safe working relationship with inmates, ensuring that rules and regulations are followed with a minimum of coercion.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job

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