Correction Officers are focused on maintaining security and safety within correction facility. I have been in Corrections with 11 years working with adult offenders housed in correctional settings. I have strong moral code focuses on safety in all interactions with inmates and staff.
I have been voted by my peers to be Employee Association President. I took over as Facility Safety Officer after not having one in several years and brought facility up to policy.
My duties as a Correction Officer are as follows:.
Offender supervision; typical responsibilities, supervises inmates in a defined work, living, and recreation situation; defines work duties for inmates and evaluates their performance; counsels inmates regarding problems, institution programs, and behavior standards; writes recommendations for inmate custody and for work, training, or parole actions; monitors inmate movements to various areas and facilities; writes inmate work and training reports.
Security and protection.
Typical responsibilities, conducts searches to seize dangerous items, evidence, and controlled or unauthorized substances; assists in conducting investigations as the on-scene officer to include interviewing witnesses, protecting evidence, and writing incident reports; testifies at hearings or in court; persuades inmates to cease inappropriate behavior; restrains inmates by force or by using special tactics; receives training in first aid and firefighting techniques; operates locking and communications equipment; dispenses and oversees use of clothing, bedding, personal supplies, and work and recreation equipment; takes emergency actions and uses weapons and riot-control devices in emergency situations such as fires, riots, escapes, fights, and other incidents; patrols defined areas.
Actively participates in offender accountability and readiness for change; may assist in-group facilitation.
Integrity, Honesty, and Good Listening Skills
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