Correctional Sergeant Resume Example

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Professional Summary

Experienced Correctional Sergeant with hands-on experience resolving issues related to maintaining the peace among multiple custody levels in multiple correctional facilities. Effective trainer in multiple security disciplines and effective leader in multiple security units.

Work History
State Of Indiana - Correctional Sergeant
Branchville, IN, 09/2011 - Current
  • Train new staff in classroom and practical applications
  • Instruct new staff on Effective Communication, Advanced Effective Communication, Report Writing and Firearms, including Less Lethal Munitions.
  • As a Field Training Officer, train staff on daily operations, tactical priorities, emergency procedures, equipment requirements and standards and security functions within specific work areas.
  • Experience in multiple adult correctional facilities, maintaining custody and control of up to 400 adult male and female inmates consisting of community, minimum, medium and close custody levels.
  • Regular experience as Assistant Shift Commander, including during significant facility events, implementing the Incident Command System.
  • Involved in transition of Idaho’s largest correctional facility from private to State control.
  • Helped supervise and process over 700 inmates for out of state transports through a unit I directly supervised.
  • Work with program staff regularly to review offender case management and behaviors, developing plans for improvement.
  • Conduct and direct security inspections in the facility, searching areas and offenders for contraband.
  • Established positive working relationships and maintained boundaries with resident offenders.
  • Supervise up to 28 staff within correctional environments
  • Coordinated responses to emergency situations arising in different prison locations.
  • Inspected housing cells and directed teams completing in-depth searches for contraband or damage.
Icon - Project Manager
Winston Salem, NC, 04/2011 - 06/2011
  • Oversee the daily operations of a multi-use parking facility
  • Review staff time sheets for accuracy and submit for processing
  • Address client and customer requests and concerns
  • Train and coach facility staff, providing periodic assessments and corrective actions
  • Develop, interpret and apply policies and procedures


  • Efficiently transitioned facility operations to a new contractor, communicating information between contractors, property owners, staff and other affected parties
  • Created new facility logs and shift reports based on facility needs and upper management requirements
Rwj Barnabas - Manager
Ocean County, NJ, 07/2002 - 03/2011
  • Tracking and reporting financial and control information; recommending/implementing changes
  • Develop and implement a New Employee training program specific to my work location
  • Train staff on customer service practices, emergency procedures, money handling and various other tasks
  • Review trainer feedback on new staff, review current best practices for work environment
  • Review staff time sheets for accuracy and submit for processing - Assess staff performance and compile annual performance evaluations; review evaluations with staff
  • Provide periodic briefings to various organizations that utilize the facility, effectively relaying changes, goals, and solutions to issues
  • Train and coach new and existing employees, evaluating performance of personnel to ensure a productive and successful work environment
  • Hire, monitor, and terminate staff as necessary based on performance and operational need
  • Monitor and address facility safety and security concerns


  • Became a facility supervisor within six months of employment
  • Additional project management experience gained during on-site construction project
  • Motivational Interviewing experience and application
  • Effective Conflict Management
  • Supervise staff, assign staff duties and evaluate performance
  • Shift Command and Incident Command System experience
  • Investigate misconduct through evidence review and interviews
  • Review and adjust staff schedules, determining need for staff or posts
  • Staff Training, Development and Coaching
  • Thorough and clear report writing
  • Interpret and enforce policy, rules and procedures
  • Area and inmate security inspections
  • Interview techniques
  • Instructor
  • Leadership
  • Supervisor
  • Performance reviews
  • Report Writing
  • Critical thinking
  • Program Management
ITT Technical Institute Boise, ID, Expected in 03/2008 Associate of Applied Science : Computer and Electronics Engineering Technology - GPA :
  • Graduated with Highest Honors, 3.92 GPA
  • During an exercise, I was selected to facilitate a class during the absence of the instructor
Idaho P.O.S.T. Certified Instructor in the disciplines of Effective Communication, Report Writing and Firearms Completed Pre-supervisory, Leadership 100 and Leadership 200 training Completed FEMA Incident Command training including IS-00800, IS-00120 and IS-00130 Regularly seek out beneficial training opportunities, including Supervisory Academy and Crucial Conversations

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