prison guard resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Retired law enforcement professional offering a proven history in fostering public safety and awareness through consistent patrol efforts and security. I am a Navy veteran who is seeking part time day employment in gun and ammunition sales.

  • Law Enforcement
  • State and Federal Laws Knowledge
  • Trained in Defensive Tactics
  • File and Record Maintenance
  • Crisis Management
  • Public Safety
  • Firearms Training
  • Criminal Justice
  • Defense and Arrest Tactics (DAAT)
  • Dispatch Communication
  • Protecting People and Property
  • Felony Laws Knowledge
  • Firearms and Weapons Expert
  • Dependable and Responsible
  • Customer Communication
  • Problem Identification
  • Relationship Building
  • Customer Service
  • Horse Quarters Maintenance
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Supply Maintenance
1985 to 2000
Prison Guard Wright County Buffalo, MN,
  • Inspected cells and conducted random searches of common areas.
  • Monitored daily activities to identify and manage suspicious behavior, improper conduct and signs of conflict.
  • Observed inmate behavior to prevent crime, escape attempts and other dangerous activities.
  • Employed de-escalation techniques, verbal commands and physical and mechanical restraints to address unruly inmates.
  • Detected potential threats and quickly defused conflicts.
  • Maintained clear and open communications with facility areas to support safe operations.
  • Supervised residents during meal distribution and intake, recreation time and work-site performance.
  • Applied non-violent response tools and physical restraint during problematic situations.
  • Maintained inmate logs and entered information into electronic offender record systems for regulatory monitoring.
  • Informed inmates and visitors of rules, safety and security procedures and responsibilities.
  • Enforced resident behavior management protocols and drafted incident reports for infractions.
  • Transported inmates to and from medical and dental appointments, funerals, work details and court hearings.
  • Received property from incoming inmates, provided receipts and inspected items for contraband.
  • Processed inmate intake and re-assignment by completing paperwork, conducting searches and recording fingerprints.
  • Supervised offender work assignments and evaluated performance for compliance with standard regulations.
  • Reviewed housing assignments and reassigned inmates to meet allocation and safety needs.
  • Directed visitor sign-in, documenting processes and completing appropriate visitation logs.
  • Instructed inmates on work detail and oversaw work-site transportation.
  • Coordinated activities with inmates to stimulate learning and skill development for life after incarceration.
  • Oversaw public areas and grounds to verify cleanliness and inmate safety.
1976 to 1984
Deputy Sheriff US Penitentiary Leavenworth City, STATE,
  • Certified and sworn position under the supervision of a Sergeant.
  • Performed a variety of assignments with duties related to the enforcement of federal, state and county laws; protect life and property; serve civil process; assist the public and provide care and security for county prisoners.
  • Patrols an assigned area to deter illegal activities.
  • Enforce Federal, State, and County laws; protect individuals and property.
  • Books prisoners; obtains photographs and fingerprints; receives and secures prisoners personal possessions and clothing and issues prisoner uniforms.
  • Conducts search of prisoner and prisoner’s clothing; searches for contraband.
  • Prepares and maintains prisoner log and activities journal; oversees trustee prisoners in detention; provides for prisoners security.
  • Performs periodic shakedowns; periodically observes and monitors activities and well-being of prisoners.
  • Inspects mail and personal property.
  • Provides first aid and dispenses prescribed medicine as necessary.
  • Calls for EMS and officer support in emergencies.
  • Assists in the transportation of prisoners to courts, other prisons, and health facilities.
  • Releases and logs out prisoners for work release and checks them in on return.
  • Completes a variety of reports and documents; receives and secures bonds; maintains records.
  • Monitors phone calls and visitors of prisoners, including families,
  • Handled emergency phone calls calmly and obtained pertinent information with composed approach.
  • Used radio, telephone and computer systems to update first responders with new information.
  • Prioritized responses to public emergency and non-emergent calls to promptly dispatch police, fire and EMS while tracking data in real-time.
  • Dispatched calls to relevant police, fire or medical response personnel depending on individual call situations.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
1973 to 1975
Undercover Investigator Gaurdsmark City, STATE,
  • Performed security services and individualized protection of client assets; investigations, such as undercover agents; consulting, including safety and security program surveys; and background screening.
  • Provided facility design, technical and physical security infrastructure; and specialized services, such as executive protection, emergency operations, white-collar crime programs, and computer crime programs.
  • Documented facts and statements gathered from complainants, witnesses and accused persons.
  • Obtained and executed search and arrest warrants in full compliance with legal protections.
  • Executed and obtained search warrants and subpoenas to obtain evidence for resolution of criminal matters.
  • Prepared detailed reports and affidavits for courts by obtaining information through physical surveillance and thorough investigations.
  • Reported results of investigations with written observations and photographs, and produced final reports.
  • Secured evidence from crime scenes, bodies and secondary locations, carefully following sound evidentiary practices and chain of custody requirements.
  • Managed surveillance of individuals, specific properties and events.
  • Testified in court cases to back up case evidence and detailed timelines.
  • Bagged evidence carefully and verified submission to the proper department.
  • Managed crime scene investigations by collecting evidence, performing fingerprinting and taking videos and photos of scenes.
  • Trained and mentored field investigators and worked with team lead to identify skills, problem areas and opportunities for staff development and improvement.
  • Mitigated risk, accurately analyzing and evaluating criminal information while processing crime scenes.
  • Delivered maximum levels of accuracy when conducting stationary and mobile surveillance on investigatory individuals.
  • Sought out witnesses to obtain information about identifiable violations of local, state or federal statutes.
  • Conducted background investigations for personnel security clearances.
  • Shortened criminal investigation lead time, executing operational protocol for criminal and non-criminal violations.
  • Obtained warrants to search properties for evidence of criminal activity.
  • Photographed narcotic purchase transactions to compile evidence and protect undercover investigators.
  • Strengthened traceability, developing organization systems for criminal prosecution case logs, records, reports and agendas.
  • Eliminated process discrepancies by accurately investigating organized crime, homicide, fraud and other major crime cases while preparing, submitting and aiding district attorney prosecution cases.
  • Created process to capture, integrate and maintain data supporting field information applications.
1972 to 1973
Farrier Coats Farrier Services City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with ranch hands, vets, racers and individual owners for farrier services.
  • Skilled craftsman who specializes in all types of equine feet, whether normal or defective.
  • Made shoes to suit all types of work and working conditions.
  • Devised corrective measures to compensate for faulty limb action.
  • Experienced in shaping and fitting horseshoes along with cleaning, trimming and shaping horse hooves.
  • Fitted shoe by nailing to the foot and finishing off of such work to the foot.
  • Cleaned and sanitized equipment and surfaces to protect animal and staff health.
  • Promoted high customer satisfaction by resolving problems with knowledgeable and friendly service.
  • Delivered excellent service to equidae owners to drive repeat business.
  • Traveled on location to various companies and individuals in Idaho, Montana and Arkansas to perform work needed to maintain proper horse shoe care.
Education and Training
Expected in to to
High School Diploma:
Sikeston Sr. High School - Sikeston, MO
Additional Information
  • US Navy-17 years

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  • Sikeston Sr. High School

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  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Undercover Investigator
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