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Job Description:

  • 1) Guards inmates in penal institution in accordance with established policies, regulations, and procedures: Observes conduct and behavior of inmates to prevent disturbances and escapes.

  • 2) Inspects locks, window bars, grills, doors, and gates for tampering.

  • 3) Searches inmates and cells for contraband articles.

  • 4) Guards and directs inmates during work assignments.

  • 5) Patrols assigned areas for evidence of forbidden activities, infraction of rules, and unsatisfactory attitude or adjustment of prisoners.

  • 6) Reports observations to superior.

  • 7) Employs weapons or force to maintain discipline and order among prisoners, if necessary.

  • 8) May escort inmates to and from visiting room, medical office, and religious services.

  • 9) May guard entrance of jail to screen visitors.

  • 10) May prepare written report concerning incidences of inmate disturbances or injuries.

  • 11) May be designated according to institution as Correction Officer, City Or County Jail; Correction Officer, Penitentiary; Correction Officer, Reformatory.

  • 12) May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point, traveling by automobile or public transportation and be designated Guard, Deputy.


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