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What are your duties as a correctional officer?
A Correctional Officer, or Prison Guard, is responsible for enforcing the rules and maintaining routines at a jail, prison or another correctional facility. Their duties include inspecting jail cells according to security protocols and safety codes, supervising inmates during meals and recreational time and diffusing conflicts between inmates to help preserve peace and order.
What's it like to be a Correctional Officer?
Correctional Officers enforce rules and regulations inside prisons, maintain the security of inmates, staff and facilities, and supervise daily activities. Correctional Officers may specialize in offender diversion programs, prison industrial programs, dog squads and field supervision of offenders on worksites outside a prison setting.
Duties of Corrections Officers
Corrections officer jobs are as designated under peace officer status, requiring these professionals to carry their identification cards at all times, even when not on duty. Their on-the-job responsibilities include:
Supervise movements and activities of inmates
Make rounds of assigned areas
Search spaces and persons for contraband
Instruct inmates about rules and regulations
Help inmates resolve problems
Prepare written reports