detention officer resume example with 5+ years of experience

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

Reliable Detention Officer capable of handling and managing the activities of offenders in an assigned cell block. Sound knowledge of constitutional rights and ethical standards of conduct. Experience detaining and processing inmates, preparing and serving meals to inmates and monitoring the overall security of the facility.

  • Restraint techniques
  • Body and cell searches
  • Report preparation
  • Headcounts
  • Inmate monitoring
  • Supervising residents
  • Intake procedures
  • Trained in defensive tactics
  • Court procedures
  • Detainee guidance
J. W Nixon Laredo Texas, Expected in 05/2003 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Work History
Albany-Dougherty County, Georgia - Detention Officer
Albany, NY, 05/2019 - Current
  • Processed prisoners through appropriate identification and documentation processes as part of facility booking procedures.
  • Processed visitors and attorneys arriving to see prisoners.
  • Facilitated video arraignment processes as part of judicial process.
  • Regularly conducted security and sanitation checks.
  • 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.
  • Attended to feeding, housing and physical well-being of inmates.
  • Supervised and controlled behavior of inmates.
  • Transported prisoners throughout facility and off-site to medical appointments and court appearances.
  • Conducted physical searches of prisoners and premises in search of weapons and contraband.
  • Maintained security and welfare of prisoners in -inmate facility.
  • Maintained organized offender records and documentation in compliance with department and legal standards.
  • Created and maintained parole hearing information to keep leadership up-to-date on offender status.
County Of Gwinnett - Correctional Officer
Lawrenceville, GA, 05/2018 - 05/2019
  • Verified facility security by inspecting plumbing, outside areas, locks and cells for potential hazards.
  • Maintained custody and control of inmates housed in security unit.
  • Cleaned prisoner holding areas to prevent spread of disease or infection.
  • Completed dorm sanitation and maintenance checks and reported results to management.
  • Created and maintained arrest files on all inmates processed through jail.
  • Searched building and grounds, living quarters and work areas for contraband.
  • Built solid relationships with staff and residents to keep institution safe and secure.
  • Established positive working relationships and maintained boundaries with resident offenders.
  • Received and inspected mail, property and funds from visitors on behalf of designated inmates.
  • Made rounds at specified intervals and conducted head counts and roll calls.
  • Arranged for medical and dental care of inmates.
  • Observed behavior of residents individually and in groups.
  • Delivered inmates to work sites and returned safely by following protocols.
  • Issued cleaning supplies, comfort items, laundry and all basic meals.
  • Discussed with offenders links between criminal behavior and anger management problems or drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Led disciplinary hearings and made recommendations for sentencing.
  • Determined and assigned inmates to appropriate housing.
  • Prepared, processed and maintained forms, reports, logs, records and activity journals.
  • Led intake and processing of inmates by handling paperwork, searches, interviews and fingerprinting.
  • Completed intake paperwork, fingerprints and searches.
  • Identified facility openings and designated inmates to housing units.
  • Booked new inmates into facility and processed inmates for release.
  • Observed and supervised inmates throughout visits, meal time, recreation, phone calls and showers.
  • Escorted inmates to and from cells, court, hospitals and medical appointments.
  • Addressed inquiries from general public, other staff, inmates and visitors to resolve concerns.
  • Conducted routine and emergency head counts.
  • Tracked inmates through head counts, visitor logs and scheduled activities.
Bridgestone Corporation - Store Manager
Winter Park, FL, 09/2017 - 04/2018
  • Originated, reviewed, processed, closed and administered customer loan proposals.
  • Developed prospects for new loans by conducting cold calls weekly.
  • Successfully closed average of loans per month.
  • Compiled database of loan applicants' credit histories, corporate financial statements and other financial information.
  • Reviewed and edited loan agreements to promote efficiency and accuracy.
  • Created strategies to develop and expand existing customer sales, which resulted in % increase in annual sales.
  • Complied with regulatory requirements, including Bank Secrecy Act, Anti Money Laundering, OFAC, USA Patriot Act, Privacy Act and Community Reinvestment Act.
  • Recommended loan approvals and denials based on customer loan application reviews.
  • Reviewed over financial statements .
  • Submitted loan applications to underwriter for verification and recommendations.
  • Created reports on deteriorating trends and fiscal year-end losses.
  • Maintained strict confidentiality of bank records and client information.
  • Closely monitored performance of current portfolio of specialty loans and made changes to achieve performance targets.
  • Maintained friendly and professional customer interactions.
Corecivic - Correctional Counselor
Memphis, TN, 06/2015 - 04/2017
  • Counseled inmates either individually or group settings to bring problems to light and implement potential solutions.
  • Conducted interviews for hiring of inmate job positions to identify optimal candidates.
  • Built relationships with defendants and offenders, assessing living conditions and case background information.
  • Collaborated with senior leadership during decision-making processes and created thorough offender reports for corrective action planning.

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  • J. W Nixon

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  • Detention Officer
  • Correctional Officer
  • Store Manager
  • Correctional Counselor


  • High School Diploma

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