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

Hardworking Corrections Major skilled in managing correctional functions and monitoring inmate behavior. Employs sound judgment and verbal de-escalation tactics to maintain order and prohibit dangerous situations. Skillfully detects contraband during cell searches. Correctional Officer with history of exercising sound judgment and reasoned thinking during crisis events. Develops strong rapport with prisoners and colleagues. Excellent command of detention center safety, security and emergency management protocols.

Accomplishments
  • Promoted to Level II Corrections Officer after 14 years of employment.
  • Seized 4 weapons during random cell searches.
  • Used Microsoft Excel to develop inventory tracking spreadsheets.
  • Supervised team of 18 staff members.
  • Documented and resolved conflict which led to a positive outcome.
  • Routinely supervised more than 288 detainee inmates.
  • Notary since 2014
Skills
  • Prisoner Escorts
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Conduct Reporting
  • Inmate Population Control
  • Inmate Supervision
  • Physical Restraint
  • Head Counts
  • Disciplinary Action
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Contraband Searching
  • Defensive Techniques
  • Court Hearings
  • Facility Inspections
  • Public Safety
  • Firearms Training
  • Security Checks
  • Emergency Situations
  • Meal Supervision
  • De-Escalating Conflicts
  • Evidence Preservation
  • Suicide Prevention Training
  • Restraint Techniques
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Courtroom Procedures
  • Safety and Security
  • Correctional Facility Procedures
  • Rule Enforcement
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention
  • Work Release Programs
  • Firearm Safety
  • Weapons Handling
  • Distributing Meals
  • Medical Emergency Response
  • First Aid Certification
  • Safety Precautions
  • Emergency Protocol
  • Behavior Modification
  • Corrections
  • Self-Defense
  • Dedication
  • Self-Discipline
  • Ethics
Work History
02/2020 to Current Corrections Major State Of Louisiana | , ,
  • Effectively interacted with staff, offenders, visitors and public to maintain security within facility.
  • Maintained safety and security of staff and public by applying defensive techniques and physical restraints.
  • Supervised inmates during all activities and transfers to monitor compliance and implement corrective actions.
  • Monitored radio transmissions between staff to respond immediately to directions and emergencies.
  • Inspected condition of locks, window bars, doors and gates to prevent prisoner escapes.
  • Oversaw and maintained custody of [Number] inmates in maximum security.
  • Conducted pat downs and strip searches of inmates and visitors to prevent contraband from entering facility.
  • Authored incident reports for management on violations and discrepancies.
  • Automated document flow by ensuring log books and medical files were maintained with [Number]% accuracy.
02/2014 to Current Corrections Captain State Of Louisiana | , , Clayton, MO. 63136
  • Supervised [Number] employees and performance of tasks and managed [Number] offenders.
  • Inspected housing cells and directed teams completing in-depth searches for contraband or damage.
  • Supervised dining hall, outdoor recreation area, vocational shop and inmate housing unit.
  • Verified all prison visitors carried proper identification and had no contraband before entering institution.
  • Assigned officer tasks such as cleaning cells and stocking clean laundry to keep prison running efficiently.
02/2008 to 02/2014 Corrections Lieutenant State Of Louisiana | , ,
  • Supervised [Number] employees and performance of tasks and managed [Number] offenders.
  • Completed daily work report sheets and delegated tasks to employees.
  • Inspected housing cells and directed teams completing in-depth searches for contraband or damage.
  • Handled inmate counts and searches for missing inmates.
  • Coordinated responses to emergency situations arising in different prison locations.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
  • Carried out day-day-day duties accurately and efficiently.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Worked flexible hours; night, weekend, and holiday shifts.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
  • Proved successful working within tight deadlines and fast-paced atmosphere.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
  • Offered friendly and efficient service to customers, handled challenging situations with ease.
08/1994 to 02/2008 Corrections Officer Lake County Il | , ,
  • Effectively interacted with staff, offenders, visitors and public to maintain security within facility.
  • Maintained safety and security of staff and public by applying defensive techniques and physical restraints.
  • Supervised inmates during all activities and transfers to monitor compliance and implement corrective actions.
  • Monitored radio transmissions between staff to respond immediately to directions and emergencies.
  • Conducted pat downs and strip searches of inmates and visitors to prevent contraband from entering facility.
  • Routinely counted inmates and in response to potential security breaches.
  • Oversaw and maintained custody of [Number] inmates in maximum security.
  • Sanctioned regulatory compliance while managing visual inspections, work crew accountability, illegal substance checks and cell assessments.
  • Received and processed inmates into custody of institution by searching prisoners and taking charge of personal property.
  • Drove passenger vehicles and trucks to transport inmates to other institutions, courtrooms, hospitals and work sites.
  • Arranged library visits, work assignments, family visits and counseling appointments for prisoners.
  • Documented prisoner identification, charges and inmate disturbance incidents.
  • Patrolled [Number]-square foot facility and work areas to complete headcounts of inmates.
  • Strengthened emergency response protocols by conducting emergency scenarios and quarterly [Type] drills and assessing results.
Education
Expected in to to No Degree | Administration of Justice University of Missouri-St. Louis, Normandy, MO., GPA:
Expected in 06/1989 to to High School Diploma | Hancock Place Sr. High School, Lemay, MO., GPA:
Certifications
  • [Certified Corrections Manager], [American Corrections Association] - [2020-present]
  • [Pepper Spray Instructor], [Sabre Red]- [2019-present]
  • [CPR and First Aid] American Red Cross- [2020- present]
  • [Firearms Certified] 2020- present

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School Attended

  • University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Hancock Place Sr. High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Corrections Major
  • Corrections Captain
  • Corrections Lieutenant
  • Corrections Officer

Degrees

  • No Degree
  • High School Diploma

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