Correctional Officer resume example with 20+ years of experience

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As a Correctional Officer with 25 years of Custody experience, I am adept at managing dangerous and unruly criminals without losing sight of overarching a goal of maintaining safety and promoting rehabilitation. I was successful with Enhanced Outpatient Program (EOP) Inmates to maintain basic hygiene such as bathing and brushing their teeth on a regular basis. Seasoned Correctional Officer with problem-solving tools and crisis management techniques necessary to be effective in any environment so that Staff working with dangerous Inmates will be able to go home safely. Dedicated to maintaining results-oriented planning and streamlining protocols for efficiency by training Non-Custody Staff and Medical Staff on the Unit Policies and De-escalating problems with Inmates. Skilled in team leadership, training and development, as well as development and implementation of Firearms Safety programs and protocols. As a Certified Range Master in training Law Enforcement in Firearms, I am responsible for all Custody Staff for being in compliant with their Off Duty Concealed Carry, and training Tactical Maneuvers for concealed carry when they are not on duty as well as maintaining the necessary Firearms skills they need when they are on duty. Successfully maintained a Confidential Informant by giving me important information when drugs are being delivered to certain Inmates during visits and being brought in by certain Staff members. Also was able to use Confidential Informant for critical Information on potential danger on Staff and possible race riots.

  • Skilled and Trainer in Firearms, Baton and Pepper Spray Tactics
  • First aid, CPR certified, AED Certified
  • Restraint techniques
  • Skilled in conflict resolution
  • Skilled in Security Team Leadership
  • Skilled in Emergency Response Tactics
  • Investigative skills
  • Report writing
  • Law enforcement background
Education and Training
Granada High School Livermore, CA Expected in 06/1988 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Cook County Sheriff - Correctional Officer
Chicago, IL, 05/1995 - 10/2020
  • Transported inmates to and from medical appointments and court hearings.
  • Enforced behavior management protocols and wrote incident reports for infractions and incidents.
  • Implemented defensive tactics and assisted in restraining violent and unruly inmates.
  • Employed de-escalation techniques, verbal commands and physical and mechanical restraints to address unruly inmates.
  • Detected potential threats and quickly defused conflicts.
  • Maintained clear and open communications with all facility areas to support efficient and safe operations.
Humana Inc. - Driver
El Paso, TX, 01/1993 - 04/1995
  • Delivered goods and services to customers on time and in excellent condition.
  • Inspected vehicle before and after every trip to assess performance and maintenance requirements.
  • Loaded and unloaded merchandise efficiently to meet demanding route targets.
Sysco - Culinary Specialist
Grove City, OH, 12/1988 - 11/1992
  • Prepared and served meals to around 640 service members each meal time.
  • Developed nutritious menus and ordered variety of healthy food to change up menu offerings.
  • Developed recipes and menus to meet consumer demand and align with culinary trends.

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School Attended

  • Granada High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Correctional Officer
  • Driver
  • Culinary Specialist


  • High School Diploma

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