Assists in the receiving or discharging of inmates. Assures that inmates are searched, bathed, clothed, and assigned to cells. Confines and releases inmates from cells. Monitors inmate activities. Drives a state vehicle to transport and escort inmates to and from medical facilities and other locations. Supervises inmates on work details. Patrols, on foot, the internal and external perimeters of the institution, making periodic inspections of conditions. Enforces rules and regulations governing the conduct of visitors. Examines packages to be received by inmates. Maintains discipline and orderly conduct. Breaks up fights among inmates, restrains disorderly inmates. Uses appropriate self-defense tactics to deflect assault by inmates. Administers CPR and first aid. Investigates and handles emergencies and disorders within the Department of Corrections. Operates radios, telephones, and other communication equipment. Prepares routine reports and records. Keeps inventory of various items. Attends State mandated training to achieve and maintain correctional officer certification. GDC Special Operations recruited
Tactical Squad requires extensive training on riot and crowd control, firearms,
chemical munitions, and other less than lethal munitions. This staff is also
responsible for hostage rescue. Both Tactical Squads and regionally assigned
Hostage Negotiators have received training for dealing with hostage situations.
GA POST Cert
Tact basic Cert
First responder Cert
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