correctional sergeant resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Correctional Sergeant which supervises 1 to 4 security personnel during any given shift seeking Supervisor Officer 1 position. Experience includes 1.6 years of Correctional Officer/Sergeant responsibilities with the main focus on managing inmate and staff safety and order in a medium and maximum-security institution. Remain on high alert at all times while managing security risks and address these risks with an assertive and firm demeanor while maintaining ethical and moral standards. Dedicated and reliable professional with a history of meeting institutional goals utilizing consistent and organized practices through offering excellent communication skills and good judgement. Well adept in working under pressure with new situations and challenges to best reach the facilities needs. Have multidisciplinary team traits working with Psychiatric and health services, social, and administrative services. Developed a strong background in behavioral management skills and tactics by performing investigations by reviewing cameras and interviewing inmates and staff of actions that may be a security or safety concern. Regularly employ sound judgment and verbal de-escalation tactics to maintain order and prohibit dangerous situations. Apply reasoned thinking during critical events while building a strong rapport with inmates and colleagues. Skillfully detect contraband during cell searches while training new staff of where to look and what to observe in a timely manner. Extensively trained in suicide prevention and defensive tactical techniques. Knowledge of the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

Experienced in interviewing and termination processes, writing policies and procedures, scheduling staff and trainings to obtain a more consistent, safe, and enjoyable work environment.

  • Crowd control, Inmate movement control, inmate, staff, and emergency management and response
  • Suicide Prevention Training
  • Safety and Security Enforcement & criminal investigations
  • Correctional Facility Procedures
  • Self-Defense and restraint Techniques
  • Fire prevention, search and rescue, First Aid/CPR
  • Policies & Procedures and effective report writing
  • Incident command systems
  • Emergency Response Unit (ERU) & multidisciplinary Team
Work History
06/2021 to Current Correctional Sergeant State Of Indiana | Muncie, IN,
  • Oversaw control center, monitoring inmates, visitors and employees for signs of suspicious behavior.
  • Verified all prison visitors carried proper identification and had no contraband before entering institution.
  • Handled inmate counts and searches.
  • Inspected housing cells and directed officers completing in-depth searches for contraband or damage.
  • Cultivated and maintained climate of mutual respect with freedom from harassment and intimidation, to provide safe environment for staff and offenders.
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record.
  • Supervised 1-3 employees performance of tasks and managed 25-200 offenders.
  • Experience working restrictive housing units, DCI infirmary, Intake, assess & evaluate (A&E) units, and special management units.
  • Multidisciplinary team member
09/2020 to 06/2021 Correctional Officer State Of Iowa | Davenport, IA,
  • Observed and supervised inmates throughout visits, meal time, recreation, phone calls and showers.
  • Escorted inmates to and from cells, court, hospitals and medical appointments.
  • Prepared, processed and maintained forms, reports, logs, records and activity journals.
  • Conducted routine and emergency head counts.
  • Observed behavior of inmates individually and in groups.
  • Led intake and processing of inmates by handling paperwork, searches, interviews and fingerprinting.
  • Multidisciplinary team member
  • Investigation conducting
  • Trained academies with approximately 60 new hired staff, hosted by RGCI. Trained several supervising officer 1 & 2's in restraint's, tactical 5 & 8 step, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), and Basic First Aid.
09/2012 to 01/2017 Volunteer Firefighter Kings County | Hanford, CA,
  • Maintained close contact with dispatch to receive and share information about current fires, equipment movements and incoming personnel.
  • Prepared incident reports detailing personnel, location and results of each call.
  • Administered first aid and conducted emergent response management.
  • Led team in fighting fires and exercised considerable judgment in deciding best way to extinguish based on type of fuel and environment.
  • Multidisciplinary team member working well with medical professionals and victims
  • Conducting Investigations in lawful timely manner
  • Reduced reportable injuries 30% with continuous and proper training of personnel.
Expected in 03/2012 to to High School Diploma | Wautoma High School, Wautoma, WI GPA:

ICS- 100,200,700, & 800, Shield of resilience, SALT Mass casualties & Triage, & CPR/AED

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School Attended

  • Wautoma High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Correctional Sergeant
  • Correctional Officer
  • Volunteer Firefighter


  • High School Diploma

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