correctional sergeant resume example with 6+ years of experience

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

I am currently a Peace Officer with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation at the rank of Correctional Sergeant. I have been with the Department for 5 years and 7 months with 3 years and 9 months being a supervisor. I have 3 years and 5 months of being an operator on the Departments’ SWAT team. I am also certified in hostage/crisis negotiations. I have assisted in several mutual aid call outs with the San Luis Obispo Police Department, Paso Robles Police Department, and the Fresno Parole Unit to list a few. My training and experience has conditioned me to handle high-stress situations in a calm and rational manner. My experience inside of the prison along with out in the community has made me a great communicator given me the ability to make sound decisions and deescalate individuals under influence of controlled substances and mental illness.

Work History
10/2018 to Current Correctional Sergeant State Of Indiana | Lebanon, IN,
  • Coordinated responses to emergency situations arising in different prison locations.
  • Supervised dining hall, outdoor recreation yards, vocational shops and inmate housing units.
  • Handled situations such as Inmate fights, assaults, battery with bodily fluids, inmate threats against both staff and other inmates, failed integration of different
  • Communicate effectively with inmates in varying degrees of mental illness and in different states of crisis, ensuring their understanding of day-to-day operations, rules, policies, and disciplinary actions, and making recommendations to mental health services when determined that an inmate was in need of intervention.
  • Inspected housing cells and directed teams completing in-depth searches for contraband or damage.
  • Completed Incident Reports, reviewed Officers' disciplinary, incident, and use of force reports, and held inmate disciplinary hearings as a Hearing Officer.
  • Supervised up to 15 Officers and performance of tasks and managed up to 600 inmates while working as a Facility Sergeant, and have held positions such as: Outside Patrol, monitoring for unauthorized access to prison grounds, preventing trespassers, communicating with and inmates' families during visiting and Plaza Operations where I was the primary code response for the East Facility of the institution, Administrative Segregation, where violent, dangerous, vulnerable, or inmates under investigation are housed, and in Central Control, monitoring all inmate movement into and out of the prison, receiving alarms and dispatching officers to certain areas of the prison,
02/2018 to Current Crisis Response Team (SWAT) Operator Eau Claire County | Eau Claire, WI,

As a member of California Men's Colony's CRT Team, I have had the following experience:

-Mutual aid with Fresno Parole office, and my team was assigned 12 houses to clear for high-risk parolees with warrants.

-Work alongside San Luis Obispo Police Officers during events such as the Women's Marches and the BLM protests.

-Mutual aid with Paso Robles Probation, completing probation compliance checks.

-Respond to assist in the Paso Active Shooter incident in 2020.

-Provide security for many events alongside Cal Poly Police Department.

-Graduated from 120 hour Post certified Operator 1 course in February of 2018.

-Graduated from 120 hour Post certified Operator 2 course in October of 2018.

-Graduated from 120 hour Post Certified Hostage/Crisis negotiations course in November of 2019.

01/2016 to 10/2018 Correctional Officer City Of Grants Pass | Grants Pass, OR,
  • Observe, communicate with and regulate inmates on a maximum of 100-1 ratio on yards, in housing units (buildings and dorms), lock-up units, suicide precautions, in vocational shops, and other places inside of the prison.
  • Effectively communicate daily with, and verbally deescalate inmates of all mental health levels, from General Population to in those mental crisis in a variety of situations, from giving intake expectations to deescalating decompensating mental-health inmates in Administrative Segregation.
  • Counsel inmates for misconduct, gain compliance from disruptive inmates, and prepare rules violation reports for violations such as possession of contraband, manufacture of alcohol, destruction of property, out-of-bounds, overfamiliarity,
  • Maintain quarterly qualifications for firearms, and annual re-certification of baton, chemical agents, escape plans, and emergency procedures, among others.
  • Respond to disturbances and emergencies, such as inmate fights/assaults, assaults on staff, inmate sexual misconduct, medical emergencies, escapes, riots, and complete reports as needed.
  • Performed daily searches of inmate cells and housing areas, and routine clothed and un-clothed body searches as required.
  • Perform emergency cell entries and extractions depending on circumstance, such as medical emergency or under exigent circumstances.
  • Provide armed coverage of inmates on yards while posted in towers, on hospital details, and as a transportation officer while taking inmates to medical appointments, paroles, transferring between institutions, and while chasing ambulances to the hospital during medical emergencies.
04/2013 to 02/2014 Police Cadet Atascadero Police Department | City, STATE,
  • Responded to calls for service including taking theft reports, burglary with little or no suspect information, vandalism, tow abandoned vehicles, operate crime scene logs, assist with traffic collisions with injuries, scribe for DUI checkpoints, and other various duties.
  • I would assist officers by processing items into evidence, such as controlled substances, weapons, and collecting fingerprints.
  • I was assigned to various Sergeants, Corporals, Officers, K9 officers, Detectives, and Dispatchers to assist in and learn their daily functions.
  • Patrolled streets, neighborhoods and businesses to promote security and deter crime.
  • Completed a crime scene log for a murder on Trujillo Avenue, taking record of all staff who entered and exited the crime scene.
  • Completed a crime scene log for an overdose death in a storage container facility, and assisted Sheriff's coroners with removing the body from the scene.
Expected in 05/2015 Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice Cuesta Community College, San Luis Obispo, CA, GPA:
Expected in 05/2015 Associate of Arts | Psychology Cuesta Community College, San Luis Obispo, CA, GPA:
  • Swat Team Operator
  • 5 years, 7 months in law enforcement.
  • Extensive deescalation training.
  • Cerified Hostage/Crisis negotiator
  • Completion of Gracie Survival Tactics Jiu Jitsu course.
  • Extensive experience in custody and control of subjects.

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School Attended

  • Cuesta Community College
  • Cuesta Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Correctional Sergeant
  • Crisis Response Team (SWAT) Operator
  • Correctional Officer
  • Police Cadet


  • Associate of Arts
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