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Jessica
Claire
Professional Summary

Experienced Detention Officer with over 7 years working in minimum and medium security facilities in California. Sharp officer with honed instincts for developing situations and undercurrents within detention center. Clear understanding of regulations and procedures for prisoner processing, transfer and incarceration.

Work History
City And County Of Butte-Silver Bow, Mt - Detention Officer
Butte, MT, 03/2017 - Current
  • Provide custody and security of detainees, including observation of detainees, in various assigned areas
  • Search for contraband and provide security
  • Perform specific security functions including 'pat' and 'strip' searches
  • Comply with all post orders, and perform all duties outlined in post orders
  • Transfer and transport detainees by walking or riding in vehicles
  • Took custody of prisoners from arresting officers to begin processing into detention facility
  • Provide appropriate information to other personnel
  • Properly prepare and maintain records, forms and reports, as appropriate
  • Regularly conducted security and sanitation checks
  • Supervised and controlled behavior of 30 inmates
  • Attended to feeding, housing and physical well-being of inmates
  • Inspected jail conditions and took action to rectify problems in order to meet state and federal regulations for health and safety
  • Wrote daily reports and maintained logs of inmate activities and behaviors
  • Completed dorm sanitation and maintenance checks and reported results to management
  • Established positive working relationships and maintained boundaries with resident offenders
Zachry Holdings, Inc. - Security Officer
Beaver Dam, WI, 01/2015 - 02/2017
  • Identified and challenged potentially unauthorized individuals for screening and detention in order to prevent access to restricted areas
  • Reported suspicious activities and persons to law enforcement
  • Monitored and authorized entrance and departure of 100 employees and visitors daily
  • Wrote detailed reports on property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons and unusual incidences
  • Protected facility and property guests by regularly circulating premises and monitoring surveillance feeds
  • Monitored and authorized entrance and departure of vehicles, cargo trucks and visitors
  • Executed security rules and procedures and calmly and promptly escorted non-compliant individuals out of building
  • Secured personal and company goods against robbery, vandalism and illegal entry
  • Participated in staff meetings, special events and professional development activities
  • Greeted guests professionally and courteously to cultivate welcoming atmosphere while making safety top priority
  • Reported irregularities such as fire and safety hazards to maintenance
  • Regulated vehicle and pedestrian traffic upon entry onto building grounds through electronic gates
City And County Of Butte-Silver Bow, Mt - Detention Officer
Butte, MT, 03/2010 - 09/2014
  • Took custody of prisoners from arresting officers to begin processing into detention facility
  • Completed dorm sanitation and maintenance checks and reported results to management
  • Maintained custody and control of 30 inmates housed in security unit
  • Searched building and grounds, living quarters and work areas for contraband
  • Wrote daily reports and maintained logs of inmate activities and behaviors
  • Verified identification using specialized databases and methods such as fingerprinting
  • Built solid relationships with staff and residents to keep institution safe and secure
  • Established positive working relationships and maintained boundaries with resident offenders
  • Processed prisoners through appropriate identification and documentation processes as part of facility booking procedures
  • Conducted physical searches of prisoners and premises in search of weapons and contraband
  • Verified facility security by inspecting plumbing, outside areas, locks and cells for potential hazards
  • Attended to feeding, housing and physical well-being of inmates
  • Cleaned prisoner holding areas to prevent spread of disease or infection
  • Inspected jail conditions and took action to rectify problems in order to meet state and federal regulations for health and safety
  • Regularly conducted security and sanitation checks
Forsyth County, North Carolina - Firefighter
Winston Salem, NC, 11/1996 - 12/1998
  • Filled firetrucks with water, sandbags and gas to maintain proper supply of materials in trucks
  • Responded to emergency medical calls to perform lifesaving procedures and other emergency medical services
  • Led team in fighting fires and exercised considerable judgment in deciding best way to extinguish based on type of fuel and environment
  • Operated pumping engine to direct water pressure in hose and nozzle for most efficient operation
  • Inspected alarms, hydrants, sprinkler systems and standpipe systems for operational use to minimize incidents
  • Removed individuals from dangerous situations and offered emergency assistance for minor and critical concerns
  • Evaluated situation at emergency sites to determine and execute most effective methods for saving life and property
  • Checked all fire and life safety systems and equipment for proper placement at properties, including fire alarms, sprinkler systems and smoke detectors
  • Performed variety of fire suppression activities at fire scenes, including laying and connecting hose, holding nozzles and directing water streams, raising and climbing ladders and using pike poles, smoke ejectors, and forcible entry tools
  • Conducted thorough tests and inspections of gear, equipment and tools to stay ready for every type of fire
  • Responded to 25 hazardous materials incidents in 1997
  • Developed scheduling and coordination of shift staffing levels, changes and activities
  • Made daily inspections of facilities and equipment
  • Determined how to deploy personnel during periods requiring special fire department response and assigned activities
Class A with all endorsements including HAZMAT

I have a current class A and B driver's license with all endorsements which makes me a qualified candidate to transport inmates if necessary.

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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Skills
  • Strong Leadership Skills
  • Military Experience
  • Excellent ability to work in a hostile environment
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to promote development of positive social skills
  • In depth knowledge of security measures and techniques
  • Report preparation
  • Restraint Techniques
  • Inmate rights knowledge
  • Body and cell searches
  • Inmate monitoring
  • Suicide prevention training
  • Search and seizure procedures
  • Crisis intervention training
Education
Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program El Centro, CA, Expected in 2015 : Class A Driver's License - GPA :

U.S Navy Pearl Harbor Naval Station- Honorable Discharge

Orange Glen High School Escondido, CA, Expected in 1996 High School Diploma : - GPA :

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School Attended
  • Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program
  • Orange Glen High School
Job Titles Held:
  • Detention Officer
  • Security Officer
  • Detention Officer
  • Firefighter
Degrees
  • High School Diploma

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