Knowledgeable Correctional Officer familiar with problem-solving tools, crisis management, and de-escalation techniques necessary to be effective in any environment. Dedicated to safety, security, and control both inside corrections facilities, and out.
Currently my assignment is at Travis County Central Booking Facility. Responsibilities I face are to:
-Pat down every arrestee thoroughly, and check their belongings to ensure they are not attempting to bring in drugs, weapons, and other contraband into the facility.
-Screen arrestee's for medical/mental health issues and provide the gathered information to the medical/mental health section of the facility.
-Ensure all paperwork is filled out correctly in order to process individuals.
-Ensure patrol officers are free from weapons in the sally port before entering the facility.
-Conduct approved strip searches to arrestee's who meet the requirements.
-Maintain control in the holding area before housing inmates.
-Take photos and prints of inmates and supply them to the correct agencies.
-Escorting inmates to and from court.
-Assisting with arrestees who may be intoxicated or on narcotics and cause an issue or hazard to themselves or others.
As a Post Officer at the housing facility many of the duties were:
-Ensure the smooth operation of the facility.
-Run errands, procuring supplies, delivering paperwork, responding to assistance calls, etc.
-Assists with mail, commissary, laundry, and other activities at appropriate times.
-Assists with inmate searches and cell searches as needed to locate any and all contraband.
-Assists with inmate counts as needed. Updates and prints new count sheets, moves lists and other lists each day;
-Documents statistical data as required.
-Assists in feeding inmates as needed.
-Assists in attempting to resolve inmate requests and complaints.
-Responsible for the cleanliness, maintenance and security of the building and grounds.
-Conducts cleanup detail as assigned. Notes security breaches/concerns.
-Conducts outside perimeter security checks of the building/section at least once per shift, checking for damage or maintenance concerns, as well as for inmates tampering with windows, doors, walls, etc. in possible escape attempts.
-Conducts and monitors recreation as needed.
-Conducts special inmate work details when applicable.
-Responsible for taking appropriate actions for all rule infractions such as counseling and reporting.
-Escorts and/or processes inmates into and out of the units as needed, and monitors inmate movement; ensures inmates arrive at court/programs on time and in appropriate attire.
-Escorts official visitors and other visitors within the building/section.
-Monitors religious services and programs that occur within the building.
-Performs meal breaks for other staff members.
-Responds to crisis situations such as fights, fire alarms, medical emergencies, etc. according to policy and procedure.
-Maintains information logs, assigned and unassigned equipment such as keys, radios, vehicles, etc.
-Performs other duties as assigned.
-Write thorough reports for any incident that may occur in the facility.
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