A correctional officer is a custodian of inmates in our jail system. It is a position of authority and commitment to integrity. It is a career that upholds the rules of incarceration yet protects the welfare of inmates. Rules at the jail are strictly enforced to protect visitors, correctional staff and inmates.
A correctional officer works within the Sheriff's custody system to control inmates and performs the following:
- Receives, books, fingerprints, and photographs inmates. Receives and records personal property of inmates. Assures that inmates are searched, clothed, and assigned to cells
- Confines and releases inmates from cells
- Patrols internal and external perimeters of the facility
- Enforces rules and regulations governing the conduct of inmates and visitors
- Examines mail and packages to be received by inmates
- See job description for full list of examples of duties.
Corrections Officer Core Course