I am looking to start a new career path in law enforcement. I started out in corrections, transferred to K-9, and am now back conducting the routine operations for a correctional officer. I've spent 6 years in the field and originally this was just supposed to be a stepping stone. I grew up wanting to be either a fighter pilot or a cop. I was too lazy throughout my education to become a fighter pilot so I chose the law enforcement path. After 6 years I think its time to go after that childhood dream. The following resume is the first I have ever done and covers my career in corrections and my relatable background for this position Iv'e applied for. I thank you for your time and consideration during this application process and the opportunity. Be safe!
I am currently a Sergeant at Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center just as I was prior to leaving the facility to join ODOC's K-9 unit.
Duties: Correctional Security Officer IV (CSO IV) Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, training new officers in the duties assigned to them, lead team assignments, performing more specialized tasks, assisting the shift supervisor with his/her duties if needed. The rank/title of CSO IV may be tasked with being in charge of Public work crews, K-9, transport officer, restricted housing unit officer, key and tool officer, control room officer, and armory officer.
Control disruptive behavior by using either the appropriate verbal orders and/or appropriate use of force procedures.
Use of verbal and listening skills to help discourage and prevent any and all manner of illegal activities or any harming behavior.
Respond to emergency situations to assist in any way possible and ensure that personal safety and procedures are being followed to facility protocol.
Coordinate and maintain relations with outside agencies to help further and strengthen the DOC mission.
I worked of Dick Conner Correctional Center but K-9 is its own division of ODOC, based out of Pauls Valley.
Detect and intercept narcotics circulating in the facilities operated by ODOC.
Screen incoming vehicles, visitors, vendors, staff and shipments/mail coming into ODOC operated facilities.
Detect and intercept narcotics/contraband meant to enter ODOC operated facilities by other means such as perimeter drops, T-Shirt cannons ect.
Conduct missions ordered and organized by DOC Headquarters.
Travel to ODOC facilities across the state to conduct large multi-staged shake downs.
Assist CERT with man hunts while utilizing tracking hounds in two man K-9 teams.
While on the states K-9 Unit I received the A.A.R.O.W. award for a mission handed to K-9 by the Director of ODOC. North Fork Correctional Center was in need of help due to an abundance of narcotics, inexperience officers and staff, and shortage of officers. All the ODOC K-9 Handlers were sent to NFCC on rotation so that there were no less than 4 of us there on any given day. Our unit turned the yard around, virtually eliminated the amount of narcotics present, and was responsible for approximately a dozen arrests, with assistance from Beckham County, for drug and introduction charges. The sheer amount of contraband taken off of that yard and the way the yard had turned around was something that had never been accomplished to that date as effectively as we managed.
I started my career as a cadet at Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center in Vinita Ok. In order to keep this from being repetitive the duties of my job are listed in the current job I have due to the fact this job and that job are the same I left in 2018 for the K-9 unit and then came back to the place it all started. The first time I worked at NOCC I attended ODOC academy for my initial training, and climbed the ranks to Sergeant (CSO I to CSO IV) in just over a year and a half.
I joined the Correctional Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) in 2016. This team consists of 16 officers who are on call 24/7 in case of riots, disturbances, escapes, to assist other divisions of ODOC, or other agencies. C.E.R.T members receive more advanced training than the typical line officers in order to perform the functions the team was designed to do.
In 2018 I attended Basic Instructor Development training to advance my knowledge and to help with career advancement.
From late spring 2018 until I left for the K-9 Unit I was one of the few Sergeants chosen to take on the responsibility to run shift in the event that a LT was unavailable to cover shift. This was due to a retirement of one LT and the facility not being able to open the LT position for several months.
In September 2018 I applied for K-9 Unit which had an open position at Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy.
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