Resourceful and dedicated Sargent with motivational leadership, training and employee supervision experience. 5 years in corrections and law enforcement. Safety-oriented Correctional Officer with more than 5 years in maximum and medium security facilities. Extensively trained in defensive tactics and suicide prevention. Hardworking Sargent who employs sound judgment and verbal de-escalation tactics to keep order and avoid dangerous situations. Skillfully detects contraband during cell searches. Correctional Officer committed to maintaining order and enforcing rules and regulations in prison and jail settings. Resilient professional versed in handling difficult inmates and stressful situations. Correctional Officer capable of withstanding the taxing demands of monitoring large prison facilities. Extensive experience in inmate restraints and searches. Respectful and ethical Correctional Officer who believes that implementing firm, clear guidelines and adopting an attitude of understanding generates a more peaceful prison environment for all involved. Correctional Officer who exercises excellent judgment during crisis events and develops strong rapport with prisoners and colleagues.
Crisis intervention training
Search and seizure procedures
Correctional facility procedures knowledge
Suicide prevention training
Inmate behavior modification tactics
Firearm operations trained
Strong interpersonal skills
Central and pod control
Conflict resolution skills
Correctional Officer / Unit Counselor08/2009
to 03/2014 NMWCF CCA – Grants,
As a correctional officer my duties were to maintain the safety and security of the inmates and the facility by conducting security counts of the inmates, perimeter checks, random cell searches and UA's.
Upon becoming a Unit Counselor the duties changed to helping inmates find jobs within the facility, attend school as required per the state, maintain pre-parole plans and assist in the needs of the inmates and concerns that any staff have.
I also conducted rounds with the Warden within the unit and attended weekly staff meeting to address any concern in the facility.
I also had weekly meetings with the Unit Manager and outlined goals for the unit and staff.
During my time at this facility I achieved in lowering the recidivism rate of returning inmates by assisting them in learning skills needed to help them once they are released and how to implement these skills, and where to go for assistance when they need that extra help.
I left this job to move to Ruidoso.
Oversaw 680 female offenders in a correctional residential facility setting
Maintained the custody and control of 275 inmates housed in minimum security unit.
Conducted routine and emergency head counts.
Directed the activities of inmate crews working on maintenance, operations and construction projects.
Inspected work sites and crew for contraband, cleanliness and safety.
Completed intake paperwork, fingerprints and searches.
Booked new inmates into facility and processed inmates for release.
Determined and assigned inmates to appropriate housing.
Prepared, processed and maintained forms, reports, logs, records and activity journals.
Certified Nursing Assistant03/2005
to 02/2009 The Valley Inn Nursing Home – Mancos,
My duties consisted of ADL's , vital signs, wound care and charting within the Alzheimer unit.
I also assisted with stocking the medication cart and supply room.
On some occasions I had to respond to emergency situations such as cardiac arrest, diabetic shock, and or falls.
In the event of a death I had to assist with getting the body prepared for transport.
I left this job the move back to NM.
to 02/2005 Cibola County Detention – Grants,
My duties were to conduct a medical history and evaluation on new intakes (detainees) to make sure they did not need to be sent to the hospital prior to being housed in the jail.
I also conducted medication pass to inmates housed in the facility as well as wound care, taking vital signs and charting when inmates were seen by any of the doctors.
I responded to emergency situations weather it would be a fight, riot and or overdose.
I left this job to move to another state.
Certified Nursing Assistant10/1998
to 11/2002 Bethphage Mission Home Health Care Aid – Grants,
This job consisted of taking care of three mental challenged female adults in a home that they shared.
My duties would be on graveyard and I help them make a nutritious meal according to their diet plan, over see medication intake and nightly routines.
In the morning I would assist the women in getting ready for their daily activities.
I achieved helping these women to become more independent in their daily goals and life skills.
I left this job to take care of my newborn.
Certified Nursing Assistant02/1996
to 08/1998 Grants Good Samaritan – Grants,
My duties were to conduct ADL's ( adult daily living ) with the residents in the home care setting as well as take and chart vital signs.
I assisted in wound care O2 and IV care.
My achievements at this job was when I became a medications assistant and learned to order meds.
I left this job due to a back injury.
Certified Nursing AssistantGraduated with certificate in Nursing Assistant: 1 1996NMSU Grants Branch-
Coursework in Criminal Justice, Criminology and Sociology
Criminal Justice coursework
Gang and Drug Investigation Tactics seminar
Suicide Prevention Training
Certificate in Corrections Accreditations Certified Nursing Assistant, Correctional Training CPR / First Aid Certified AED Certified : Corrections Officer Training Academy-
Samsberg Ledership program
CPR and First Aid Certified
Crisis Prevention Intervention Certified
Counselor, CPR, First Aid, meetings, Nursing, safety
Certified Nursing AssistantGraduated with certificate in Nursing Assistant : 1 1996 Certificate in Corrections Accreditations Certified Nursing Assistant, Correctional Training CPR / First Aid Certified AED Certified :
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