A highly energetic security systems professional with over twenty years experience at the Connecticut Department of Correction. Extensive experience managing building systems of all levels, including maximum security. Innate ability to operate firearms of all capacities as well as alternative law enforcement equipment.
Broad knowledge of building systems
CPR, AED and First Aid Certified
Extensive experience with firearms
Excellent supervisory skills
Strong ability to mediate conflict
Adept at handling stressful situations
Facility Grounds Officer01/2006 to CurrentConnecticut Department of CorrectionWethersfield, CT
Supervised and counseled a group of six inmates on a daily basis.
Regularly patrolled the entire perimeter in order to prevent escapes and security breaches.
Prepared monthly maintenance reports utilizing Microsoft Word and Excel software programs.
Performed all maintenance duties, as well as landscaping and general ground services.
Quickly responded to maintenance requests for repairs of facilities, equipment and tools.
Regularly completed preventative maintenance on all buildings, vehicles and equipment.
Operated a variety of landscaping equipment including tractors, mowers, clippers and chain saws.
Performed numerous heavy manual labor tasks including digging, reaching, stooping and bending.
Mixed and spread fertilizer, herbicides and insecticides onto grass, shrubs and trees.
Strategically planted trees, shrubs, bulbs, grass and other plants following grounds layout.
Applied fertilizers and mulches to the grounds, trimmed plants and shrubs and propagated cuttings.
Provided snow removal of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and other areas of the grounds.
Completed routine cleaning tasks, ensuring the grounds were safe and clean.
Assisted in transporting work crews to and from site and regularly monitored their progress.
Carefully inspected progress of the work crew and provided guidance throughout the task.
Thoroughly searched work crew upon returning to the facility.
Ensured safety standards and precautions were adhered to at all times.
01/1991 to 01/2006
Thoroughly completed the processing of all new intakes to the facility.
Carefully reviewed reports and logs from previous shift; maintained knowledge of cell assignments.
Ensured that new inmates were properly booked and informed them of the rules.
Performed extensive searches of new intakes ensuring no contraband entered into the facility.
Allowed new intakes to make phone calls to relatives and attorneys.
Secured inmates' property by properly storing items in a designated locked area.
Returned inmates' property to them upon their release from the facility.
Evaluated inmates mental state through observation and interaction to determine possible treatment.
Facilitated mail operations through collection and distribution of letters to and from inmates.
Coordinated and conducted periodic fire drills and emergency evacuation drills
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Supervised inmates during cleaning tasks and distributed supplies as needed.
Inspected the cleaning of the facility ensuring it met the state and local sanitary requirements.
Prepared and transported inmates to and from court, visitations, or medical appointments.
Maintained knowledge of new and existing state general statutes in the handling and care of inmates.
Correctional Officer01/1989 to 01/1991
Maintained perimeter of facility by performing routine checks for security breaches or contraband.
Conducted head counts of all inmates to ensure everyone was accounted for.
Strictly followed and enforced all rules and regulations within the correctional facility.
Communicated information regarding security, safety and operations to supervisor and co-workers.
Controlled disruptive behavior by using verbal orders, physical force and weapons in extreme cases.
Continuously monitored inmates for improper conduct, unusual behavior or signs of conflict.
Routinely searched cells and living quarters, recreational areas, visiting areas and other common areas.
Regularly conducted thorough security checks of doors, locks, bars and windows.
Effectively communicated with other staff and main control to request assistance and discuss incidents.
Carefully monitored visits between inmates and visitors, ensuring no contraband was exchanged.
Checked identification of all unknown individuals to ensure only authorized persons permitted to enter.
Followed facility procedures when responding to emergency situations.
Completed confidential reports, incident reports, disciplinary reports and special observations reports.
Took detailed notes in the log books to inform the next shift of the daily events.
Successfully mediated conflict between inmates through courtesy, fairness and firmness.
Maintained knowledge of local laws, ordinances and state of Connecticut general statutes.
Maintained a clean and safe environment for inmates and co-workers at all times.
Education and Training
First Aid Certification
CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Respiratory) Certification
AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Certification
Weapons - Lethal and Non-Lethal
Mentoring Program - Trained junior staff
Finger Print Training
Hostage Negotiation TrainingConnecticut Department of CorrectionWethersfield, CT
Associate Degree: Criminal JusticeUniversity of New HavenNew Haven, CTCriminal Justice
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