Sample Detention Officer Resume

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Marion Cotton
1618 Victoria Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Job Objective A successful Detention Officer seeking a position with organization needing someone with the experience, drive and ability to aid in helping the organization achieve their goals.

Work Experience:

Detention Officer, August 2005 – Present
King County, Baton Rouge, LA

  • Prepared and oversaw a structured program for all detainees.
  • Operated electronic audio/video surveillance equipment and other life support/security systems.
  • Diffused disruptive and destructive behaviors through problem solving, crisis intervention, advice, guidance and counseling to youths.
  • Completed observation, incident and investigative reports, maintained accurate records on youths.
  • Utilized physical force and restraint techniques to subdue and restrain detainees and performed interventions when required.
  • Shifted young detainees to courts and other facilities and institutions when required.

Detention Officer, May 2000 – July 2005
Franklin County, Baton Rouge, LA

  • Exercised immediate supervision over inmates within the facility.
  • Monitored conduct of juveniles in order to prevent escape and violence.
  • Checked juveniles and cells for weapons, valuables, drugs and other contraband items.
  • Maintained watch over inmates for illness and injury, obtained medical attention for inmates when necessary.
  • Prepared and maintained detention-related records and reports.
  • Served meals and issued bedding and clothing.

Summary of Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience working in a county jail as a detention deputy
  • In-depth knowledge of practices and procedures for the protection and safekeeping of inmates
  • Sound knowledge of laws pertaining to the custody of prisoners
  • Thorough knowledge of the operation, and procedures of the court system
  • Ability to search for contraband and weapons
  • Familiarity with statutes and regulations relating to custody of inmates
  • Ability to carry out oral and written orders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong skill in interacting with people from diverse social, economic and ethnic backgrounds


Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

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