Correctional Sergeant resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

I am a seasoned corrections professional with over 20 years experience working within the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. I am assertive and skilled at confidently guiding and monitoring prison inmates to maintain and achieve proper security and order. I can remain calm and confident even in the most adverse and stressful working conditions. I am highly motivated, resourceful, accomplished, and dedicated with employee supervision, and motivational leadership experience. I have a track record of achievement in providing peace, security, and safety within a correctional facility.  I'm able to adapt management styles to suit varying personality types. I am a persuasive leader able to generate respect and compliance from staff and inmates.

  • Excellent problem solver
  • First aid and CPR certified
  • Ethical standards of conduct
  • Proven leadership and team-building abilities.

  • Experience with navigating SOMS and ERMS
  • Experience with EXCEL
  • Highly motivated and reliable
1996 Completed Basic Correctional Academy.
Worked in Critical Positions such as Central Control where maintaining accurate records of inmate movements is essential and the daily counts of inmates is conducted.   

02/2011 to Current Correctional Sergeant State Of Indiana | Romney, IN,
Completed or assisted in the completion of Incident Reports (CDCR 837) to document any crimes or unusual occurrences within the institution (e.g., use of force, death of a person, major disturbance, etc.) utilizing Strategic Offender Management System (SOMS), California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 15, Departmental/local operating procedures (OP), etc., as needed.
Ensured housing unit staffs are conducting guard one welfare checks to maintain the welfare of all inmates housed in Security Housing Unit (SHU), ASU, Psychiatric Services Unit (PSU) and Medical Unit utilizing frequent tours and inspections, Post Orders, Departmental/local OP, etc., on a daily basis.
Became certified and acted as a Hearing Officer for Administrative 115s in order to adjudicate Rules Violation Report (CDC 115) utilizing CCR Title 15, etc., as needed.
Addressed inmate’s issues through the use of Request for Interview, Item, or Services (CDCR Form 22) and Inmate Appeals (CDCR 602) regarding housing and programming concerns, etc., in order to resolve the inmate’s concerns utilizing Departmental/local OP, CCR Title 15, etc., on a daily basis.
Reviewed staff complaints by conducting fact-finding via inmate appeals/general public to determine if allegations are substantiated and provide recommendation(s) to administration/hiring authority utilizing local OP, CCR Title 15, etc., on a daily basis.
Ensured Post Orders are updated, completed, and signed to provide guidelines for staff accountability and knowledge of job functions utilizing frequent tours, inspections, Post Orders, Departmental/local OP, etc., on a daily basis.  
Conducted inspections/tours to ensure staff are alert and diligent in the performance of their duties and take subsequent action to address deficiencies utilizing good interpersonal communication skills, staff meetings, OJT, Government Code (GC), MOU, and Departmental/local OP, etc., on a daily basis. 
Provided staff with a comprehensive evaluation of their job performance to ensure they meet performance expectations utilizing verbal and/or written instructions, personal observations, Official Personnel File (OPF), IST records, MOU, Departmental/local OP, etc., as required.
Responded to alarms and/or disturbances to maintain personal safety and institutional security utilizing correctional awareness, Alarm Response and Use of Force Policy/Training, Departmental/local OP, etc., as needed.
1996 to 02/2011 Correctional Officer City Of Santa Ana, Ca | Santa Ana, CA,
Monitored inmate behavior to prevent crime, escape attempts and other dangerous activities.
Applied various restraint devices such as leg restraints, handcuffs, waist restraints, etc., to inmates to ensure safety and security as required.
Maintained daily inmate documents e.g., roster, housing cards/personal data cards to ensure consistency and accuracy of program needs. 
Provided written and oral instructions/directions to inmates to maintain order as required. 
Escorted inmates internally within facility/institution to ensure safety and security as required. 
Performed cell and housing areas inspections for contraband, cell in working order, breaches of security, and cleanliness e.g., windows, doors, bars, locks to maintain safety and security by utilizing security check forms as required 
Performed equipment inventory e.g., keys, tools, weapons for accountability and proper working condition utilizing inventory sheet and inspection log as required. 
Implemented defensive tactics and physical restraints to maintain the safety and security of personnel and the general public.
Supervised the meal distribution and observed inmates during meals.
Transported inmates to and from medical and dental appointments.
Supervised inmates during  visits, recreation, telephone calls and shower time.
Received property from incoming inmates, provided receipts and inspected items for contraband.
Routinely reviewed housing assignments and reassigned inmates when needed. 
Maintained daily logs of shift activity.
Employed de-escalation techniques, verbal commands and used physical and mechanical restraints to address unruly inmates.
Maintained correct physical head count at all times.
Attended regular trainings and maintained appropriate certifications. 
Expected in | Crimminal Justice Solano Community College, Fairfield , CA GPA:
Law Enforcement and Justice Administration coursework
Expected in 1988 High School Diploma | General Education Armijo High School, Fairfield, CA GPA:

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School Attended

  • Solano Community College
  • Armijo High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Correctional Sergeant
  • Correctional Officer


  • High School Diploma

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