detention officer resume example with 4+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
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Professional Summary
  • Trustworthy Detention Officer following my S.O.P'S with THREE years of experience. Talented at quickly deescalating conflicts and maintaining superior levels of levelheadedness. Intelligent and agile with remarkable security awareness.
  • Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals. To seek and maintain full-time position that offers professional challenges utilizing interpersonal skills, excellent time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Detention Officer with established background in adult and detention environments. Quick decision-maker with excellent skills in physical restraint, search and seizure, prisoner transport and emergency response. Experienced with legal processes and requirements associated with felon incarceration.

Strong leader and problem-solver dedicated to streamlining operations to decrease costs and promote organizational efficiency. Uses independent decision-making skills and sound judgment to positively impact company success.

  • JAILER Certified
  • Post Certified
  • Defensive Techniques
  • Booking Procedures
  • Report Preparation
  • Security Checks
  • Inmate Monitoring
  • Key Control
  • Body and Cell Searches
  • Taking Photographs
  • Maintaining Logs
  • Disciplinary Action
  • Cell Inspections
  • Firearms Training
  • Headcounts
  • Surveillance
  • Secure Exits
  • Adult Detention
Central High School Macon, GA, Expected in 05/2011 High School Diploma : - GPA :
  • Certified Detention Officer, POST CERTIFIED AND JAILER CERTIFIED
Work History
City Of San Antonio, Tx - Detention Officer
San Antonio, TX, 08/2022 - 11/2022
  • Attended to feeding, housing, and physical well-being of inmates.
  • Conducted physical searches of prisoners and premises in search of weapons and contraband.
  • 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.
Eagle County - Detention Deputy
Gypsum, CO, 02/2022 - 05/2022
  • Conducted physical searches of prisoners and premises in search of weapons and contraband.
  • Physically restrained prisoners during prisoner altercations using leverage holds and legal force.
  • Processed prisoners through appropriate identification and documentation processes as part of facility booking procedures.
  • Transported prisoners throughout facility and off-site to medical appointments and court appearances.
  • Coordinated with other law enforcement personnel to exchange information.
  • Received and inspected mail, property and funds from visitors on behalf of designated inmates.
Georgia Department Of Corrections - Correctional-officer
City, STATE, 07/2021 - 02/2022
  • Booked new inmates into facility and processed inmates for release.
  • Completed intake paperwork, fingerprints, and searches.
  • Observed behavior of residents individually and in groups.
  • Prepared, processed and maintained forms, reports, logs, records, and activity journals.
  • Conducted routine and emergency head counts.
  • Searched cells of inmates to identify and confiscate contraband and other prohibited items.
  • Assisted in development of procedures and policies to maintain peace and order in facility.
  • Enforced rules and regulations to maintain order among inmates.
  • Supervised inmates during meals, recreation and other activities.
  • Conducted security checks of inmates and living areas.
Alaska Airlines - Airline Customer Service Representative
City, STATE, 05/2016 - 05/2019
  • Answered customer telephone calls promptly to avoid on-hold wait times.
  • Updated account information to maintain customer records.
  • Maintained customer satisfaction with forward-thinking strategies focused on addressing customer needs and resolving concerns.
  • Responded to customer requests for products, services, and company information.
  • Actively listened to customers, handled concerns quickly and escalated major issues to supervisor.
  • Cross-trained and provided backup support for organizational leadership.

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School Attended

  • Central High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Detention Officer
  • Detention Deputy
  • Correctional-officer
  • Airline Customer Service Representative


  • High School Diploma

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