Correctional Officer

  • Charles County Sheriff's Office
  • La Plata, MD, United States
  • Feb 02, 2018
Full time Government

Job Description

The employees of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division keeps the community safe by ensuring inmates are kept secure and pose no threat to the public while incarcerated in the Charles County Detention Center.

Correctional Officers maintain security within the Charles County Detention Center and oversee the health and safety of staff and prisoners. Physically patrol and visually inspect units, yards, buildings, prisoners, prisoner property and clothing, to ensure the welfare, safety and security.

The Corrections Division is comprised of five units: Custody and Security, Standards, Support Services, Central Processing and Inmate Services.

The Detention Center maintains 100 percent compliance with the hundreds of standards set by the Maryland Commission of Correctional Standards. These standards mandate a safe living environment for inmates and a safe working environment for correctional officers.

The Detention Center has an Emergency Response Team that responds to inmate fights and other potentially dangerous situations within the facility. Volunteers undergo one week of intense training and practice bi-monthly so they are prepared to handle high-risk incidents.

The Detention Center has a rank structure, which provides personnel with opportunities for advancement and supervisory roles.