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Detention Officers oversee that inmates are imprisoned safely in such institutions as jails, courtrooms, and juvenile detention centers and report inappropriate activity to the warden. Skills listed on sample resumes of Detention Officers include observing detainees and reporting any abnormal behavior; ensuring that rules and regulations are followed; and performing random and routine searches. All detention officers must be able to list at least a high school diploma on their resumes, and they must be at least 18 years old.

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Detention Officer

Supervised the daily activities of over 500 inmates, ensuring there are no contraband and enforcing the rules of the detention center

  • Monitored door access and security cameras to ensure the safety and security of the facility
  • Inspected the facility regularly for security breaches, contraband, and unsanitary conditions. This included doing pat downs and searching cell blocks with in specified regulations.
  • Carried authorized firearms for use during scheduled transportation of inmates
  • Followed a routine schedule to take a count of all inmates with in a cell block
  • Wrote daily reports and maintained a daily log detailing inmate behavior and other note worthy activity
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
Insurance
2

Detention Officer

Handled medical records and reports

  • Provided inmates and juvenile detainees with medical
  • Performed specimen collection for pathology and forensic
  • Coordinated all inmate patient appointments
  • Managed phonecalls/Processed billing statements
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
HS
Medical Assistant
Law Enforcement
3

Detention Officer

Maintain security of the facility along with the well-being of residents who have been charged with crimes.

  • Routinely inspected juveniles and cells for weapons, valuables, drugs or other contraband items.
  • Monitor residents who may have special risk or security status by enforcing rules and regulations.
  • Trained and prepared to handle emergencies such as altercations, fires and evacuations that is dealt with in a calmly matter by following policy and procedures.
  • Report and document any disruptive or disturbing behavior that may violate the facilities protocol.
  • Transport residents to and from scheduled activities, medical and educational group leaders.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AS
Criminal Justice
4

Detention Officer

Guarded certain areas of the facility and monitored prisoner activity with security equipment

  • Did daily searches of detainees and cells for contraband e.g. weapons and drugs.
  • Monitored cameras, movement through facility, and answered phone calls in Central Control.
  • Maintain countablity of tools in the Prep and Tray kitchens, dispersed meals to the detainees
  • Performed perimeter, parking lot, fence and roof checks.
  • Part of Emergency Response Team responsible for disturbances, medical situations.
  • Enforced institutional policies and procedures
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
Industrial Maintenance
5

Detention Officer

Processed as many as 35 - 40 inmates in one day into the system utilizing the jail database

  • Fingerprinted inmates, conducted retina eye scans, and submitted information into a national database
  • Searched inmates for contraband and educated inmates regarding rules of behavior and their rights
  • Managed a large number of inmates on a daily basis to ensure appropriate nutrition, hygiene, medical care, activities, etc. were provided
  • Intervened utilizing verbal de-escalation techniques for potentially assaultive inmates to prevent combativeness
  • Utilized appropriate interventions including manual holds, use of Taser and pepper spray, etc. to restrain combative inmates after calling appropriate CODE over the radio while preserving inmate and staff safety
  • Transcribed and typed official correspondence, including incident reports, property release forms, inventory lists, environmental checklist, etc.
  • Assessed environment daily through environmental rounds for potentially hazardous conditions and reported noted concerns to supervisor immediately.
  • Managed a busy Control Room which involved controlling the electronic opening and closing of over 200 doors and maintaining a count of the jail population, including every person that entered and exited the jail
  • Processed out prisoners ready for release after verifying no existing warrants or holds were in place
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
6

Detention Officer

Oversaw safety and security of building personnel and detainees.

  • Accountable for screening visitors during visitation hours.
  • Managed central control which included accessing internal database to locate detainee information.
  • Answered inquiries from general public regarding visitation hours via phone.
  • Maintained detainee pod of up to 96 individuals at a time on a daily basis.
  • Conducted security rounds every 30 minutes during work shift.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
Sciences For Criminal Justice
7

Detention Officer

Assured the welfare of the detainees and ensured the security of area in accordance with unit policies and procedures

  • Accounted for keys and equipment for unit on assigned shift
  • Assessed situations for potential volatility and took appropriate action according to procedure
  • Determined rule infractions
  • Maintained incident and disciplinary reports and daily logs
  • Observed and monitored assigned detainees at all times and in all activities
  • Performed physical searches such as pat -downs and strip searches
  • Processed new arrivals into detention facility
  • Reported violations and incidents
  • Acted as extension of the management team
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
1
month
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
8

Detention Officer

I performed continuous monitoring of youths in a correctional facility.

  • Assist in maintaining discipline, performed room checks, and personal searches.
  • Wrote records of daily behavior, incident and disciplinary reports and keep medication logs.
  • Documented any violation of procedures and any broken rules.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
Psychology
9

Detention Officer

Supervised on a daily basis the activities of 20 juveniles in my care and ensured that they followed all established policies and procedures.

  • Received and processed detainees to the Juvenile detention center and ensured that the detainees were properly searched.
  • Escorted Juveniles to court sessions making sure the transportation to and from the court was safe and secure.
  • Maintained detainee case files and made necessary changes and amendments to reflect current status.
  • Utilized computerized data entry to enter, store and retrieve information as necessary
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
AS
Nursing
BS
Nursing
10

Juvenile Detention Officer

Supervised daily activities of juveniles in detention center

  • Ensured all were present in all programs throughout their detention.
  • Carried out spot checks of juvenile housing, recreational and dining areas
  • Provided security for inmates, maintained discipline and order.
  • Maintained files, documents and logs pertaining to juveniles.
  • Monitored behavior and movements of inmates to ensure appropriate and orderly behavior.
  • Recorded attendance on regular intervals to prevent escape.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Criminal Justice
BA
Criminal Justice

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