detention officer resume example with 7+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Progressive Detention Officer familiar with coordinating and monitoring the safety and well-being of inmates. Adept at collecting DNA, performing suicide screenings and conducting the booking and releasing of inmates. Over 11 years of experience working in the criminal justice field.

Dependable Detention Officer accomplished enforcing institution rules and supervising the daily activities of over 20 inmates. Adept at thoroughly inspecting the premises for contraband and unsanitary conditions, performing specimen collections and processing inmates. Communicative and just with sound knowledge of inmates' rights.

  • Crisis intervention
  • Defensive techniques
  • Security and sanitation checks
  • Inmate observation
  • Inmate escorting
  • Key control
  • Firearm Basic Training
  • Court report documentation
Education and Training
Coastal Bend College Beeville, TX Expected in 08/2002 : Biology - GPA :
  • 3.3 GPA
A C Jones High School Beeville, TX Expected in 05/2000 High School Diploma : - GPA :
  • 3.5 GPA
  • Baseball team Member
  • Ranked in Top 40% of class
City Of Mesquite, Tx - Detention Officer
Mesquite, TX, 07/2019 - Current
  • Followed daily routine schedule and took head counts of all inmates in assigned cell block.
  • Fingerprinted and photographed incoming and released inmates.
  • Transported and escorted inmates to hospitals, court and other institutions.
  • Exercised surveillance and control over 48 inmates.
  • Referred offenders to appropriate community agencies to complete services in compliance with court orders.
  • Reported unusual conditions and questionable items to supervisor for corrective action.
Tarrytown Expocare - Driver
Austin, TX, 08/2015 - 02/2017
  • Demonstrated professional conduct with clients and families do deliver outstanding customer service.
  • Completed order forms and collected payments to keep customer accounts current.
  • Interacted with customers pleasantly to meet needs and drive satisfaction.
  • Delivered goods and services to customers on time and in excellent condition.
  • Maintained solid connections with established customers to promote new products.
  • Loaded and unloaded merchandise efficiently to meet demanding route targets.
  • Checked vehicle after each shift for any damage and made sure it was properly cleaned and maintained.
  • Inspected vehicle before and after every trip to assess performance and maintenance requirements.
  • Performed activities on time while maintaining regular attendance and punctuality to support scheduling and work coverage.
  • Consulted with customers to gain feedback and address concerns with products or services.
  • Practiced safe and secure loading methods to avoid damaging goods.
  • Presented bills and receipts to customers to collect payments for goods delivered or unloaded.
City Of Broken Arrow, Ok - Jailer
Broken Arrow, OK, 07/2007 - 06/2009
  • Used chemical agents, hand restraints and verbal commands to restrain unruly inmates.
  • Operated communication systems, including telephones, switchboards, intercoms and two-way radios to effectively communicate with other personnel.
  • Conducted booking procedures on new inmates by performing fingerprinting and medical assessments.
  • Patrolled and visually inspected units, yards, buildings and prisoner property and clothing to ensure welfare, security and safety.
  • Searched prisoners cells and belongs for contraband and weapons.
  • Observed conduct of inmates and protected from dangers.
  • Issued clothing, bedding, and other authorized items to inmates.
  • Escorted prisoners to and from court, jail and other jurisdictions or rehabilitation institutions to prevent unruly behavior and escapes.
  • Inspected all incoming and outgoing mail for contraband.
  • Supervised inmates during day-to-day activities.
  • Applied non-violent response tools and physical restraint during problematic situations.
  • Inspected cells and conducted random searches of common areas.
  • Assigned inmates to open and appropriate housing units.
  • Processed inmates by completing paperwork, conducting searches and recording fingerprints.
Advance Auto Parts - Salesman/Driver
Mcdonough, GA, 07/2005 - 06/2007
  • Worked with vendors and customers to optimize delivery schedules and promote satisfaction from day one.
  • Recommended merchandise to customers based on needs and preferences.
  • Readied merchandise for sales floor by marking items with identifying codes and accurate pricing.
  • Designed and deployed new display ideas to improve accessibility to merchandise, increasing sales by 75%
  • Unboxed new merchandise and restocked shelves in appealing and organized arrangements to promote items.
  • Stocked shelves and supplies and organized displays to focus customer attention on specific items.
  • Recommended optimal merchandise based on customer needs and desires.
  • Performed floor moves, merchandising, display maintenance and housekeeping to keep sales areas well-stocked, organized and current.
  • Educated customers on product and service offerings.

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School Attended

  • Coastal Bend College
  • A C Jones High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Detention Officer
  • Driver
  • Jailer
  • Salesman/Driver


  • High School Diploma

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