correctional officer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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I am a seasoned Corrections professional with fourteen years of experience working in multiple Correctional facilities as a Correctional Officer. I started at the Anamosa State Pennitentury in 2008 and remained their for two years before transferring to the Iowa Medical Classification Center, where I am still currently employed as a Correctional Officer. In my fourteen years of experience with the Iowa Department of Corrections, I have acquired many diverse skills, while performing many different duties that qualify me to work diversely within a Correctional environment. Working with incarcerated residents brings many different challenges and opportunities. Over my course of employment in Corrections, I have learned how to deal with and overcome many of these challenges as well as being able to recognize and see opportunities to help people in need and lead them to helpful resources. I have been able to talk to, council, and help many incarcerated residents, regarding, spiritual concerns, questions, emotional struggles, conflicts, and many other subjects, while maintaining professional boundaries and upholding institutional security practices. I have a long history and background in security and Corrections which gives me an understanding of the importance of security within the correctional environment. With my experience I have also gained an understanding that many incarcerated residents are often looking for hope, guidance, and answers on how to get out of destructive lifestyles. One of my greatest passions is ministering hope, counsel and diverse resources to people who are lacking hope in various areas.

  • In depth knowledge of personal religious denomination
  • Knowledge of different religious denominations and faiths
  • Spiritual and emotional counseling
  • Ministering of Biblical knowledge
  • Ministering hope to prison residents
  • Respecting others contrary spiritual beliefs
  • Spiritual writing
  • Biblical teaching
  • Strong knowledge and experience of standard prison security operations
  • Strong knowledge and experience in interacting with prison residents
  • Strong knowledge of Biblical resources and teachings
  • Compassionate, and caring
  • Security minded
  • Behavioral Disorders Familiarity
  • Prison resident Rights
  • Trained in Defensive Tactics
  • Non-Violent Intervention
  • First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Ethical Standards of Conduct
  • Emergency Response
  • Prison resident Supervision
  • Passion to help people
  • Ability to recognize con games and manipulation
  • Able and willing to respond to security incidences if needed
  • Able and willing to to help out with other institutional needs when needed.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2000
John F Kennedy High School - Cedar Rapids, IA
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: Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, Expected in 11/2003
Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, IA
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: Bible Studies, Expected in
Sea Side Lighthouse Association - Cedar Rapids, IA,
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  • Bible studies with Evangelist Mary Coates Consistently from 2004-2011
Correctional Officer, 07/2008 - Current
Minnehaha County Sioux Falls, SD,
  • Inspected cells and conducted random searches of common areas.
  • Monitored daily activities to identify and manage suspicious behavior, improper conduct and signs of conflict.
  • Monitored inmate behavior to prevent crime, escape attempts and other dangerous activities.
  • Employed de-escalation techniques, verbal commands and physical and mechanical restraints to address unruly inmates.
  • Detected potential threats and quickly defused conflicts.
  • Supervised residents during meal distribution and intake, recreation time and work-site performance.
  • Applied non-violent response tools and physical restraint during problematic situations.
  • Enforced resident behavior management protocols and drafted incident reports for infractions.
  • Received property from incoming inmates, provided receipts and inspected items for contraband.
  • Transported inmates to and from medical and dental appointments, funerals, work details and court hearings.
  • Maintained clear and open communications with facility areas to support safe operations.
Transportation Security Screener, 09/2002 - 07/2008
Unifi Long Beach, CA,
  • Conducted baggage or cargo screening to verify compliance with governmental regulations using x-ray machines, walk-through magnetometers and hand-held magnetometers.
  • Maintained security and safety focus and awareness and adhered to security screening protocols while working in stressful environment with disruptive and angry passengers.
  • Performed searches and screening and conducted bag searches with constant focus on identifying potentially life-threatening devices.
  • Controlled facility entry and exit points, secured premises and personnel by patrolling property, inspected buildings and equipment and continually observed for safety or security hazards.
  • Maintained orderly queue of visitors checking in, assisted visitors with questions, directed to specific locations and reported unusual, questionable or suspicious activities to management.
  • Enhanced air traveler security and protection courteously and professionally by operating screening equipment to identify dangerous objects and prevent transport onto aircraft.
  • Upheld strong customer service standards while completing screenings.
  • Watched each individual to assess demeanor and look for suspicious behavior.
  • Utilized metal detectors, wands and X-ray screening machines to perform thorough check of individuals, belongings and cargo.
  • Worked with local and federal law enforcement agents to apprehend suspicious individuals.
Security Officer, 06/2000 - 09/2002
All Pro Security Midway, UT,
  • Guarded restricted areas to prevent unauthorized entry.
  • Followed established security and safety procedures and posted orders to include enforcement of company rules, policies and regulations.
  • Secured personnel and premises by inspecting buildings, patrolling property and monitoring surveillance cameras.
  • Documented security-related situations and submitted in-depth reports to superiors.
  • Monitored premises and recorded activity in daily officer reports.
  • Searched individuals and baggage for devices, weapons and other prohibited items.
  • Verified integrity and accuracy of photo ID's, tickets and passports prior to authorizing passage.
  • Monitored security cameras and fire, building and alarm systems.
  • Trained new security officers on safety protocols and company standards.
  • Immediately reported safety hazards for remediation response.

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School Attended

  • John F Kennedy High School
  • Kirkwood Community College
  • Sea Side Lighthouse Association

Job Titles Held:

  • Correctional Officer
  • Transportation Security Screener
  • Security Officer


  • High School Diploma

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