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Detention Officer

Description
Maintains order and discipline among inmates held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail.

 

Job Duties

  • Enforce rules and regulations; participate in booking, fingerprinting, photographing, and processing of new inmates
  • Take counts of prisoners
  • Maintains constant watch for and reports unusual conditions or disturbances; takes required action in emergencies to prevent escapes or suppress disorder
  • Escort inmates from cell block to visiting room, recreational or other areas
  • Monitor inmates' physical conditions; report illness or injury to superiors
  • Operate electronic monitoring equipment, maintain records, operate two-way communications and performs related work as required