Correctional Officer Resume Template

They may look like police officers but correctional officers don’t have policing duties.  They work mostly indoors supervising detained persons, either undergoing trial or serving time in police departments, county and federal jails and penitentiaries.  Correctional officers oversee and control come of the most dangerous criminals to ensure inmate security, accountability and order inside these facilities.

Correctional Officer Resume Template

Rick G. Springmaid

Stockbridge St., Springfield, Illinois

Phone: 413-433-8912


To take on a position as a Correctional Officer in a large penitentiary or reformation facility

Summary of Qualification

  • More than 7 years experience as a Correctional Officer in and country jail
  • Excellent writing and organization skills

Career Experience/Job History

2003– Present:  Correctional Officer, Springfield County

  • Examine incoming mail to detainees ensure no banned objects enter the facility.
  • Prepare written and oral reports on inmate work, behavior, rule infractions and escape attempts.
  • Process convicted felons and escort them to their cells
  • Document internal conflicts, behavior discrepancies, hazards, and suspicious circumstances in a daily log and other specialized reports.
  • Assist country sheriff and patrol officers in location escaped convicts.
  • Operate computerized courtroom and detention cell surveillance systems
  • Escort inmates during regular visitation, transfer to other penitentiaries, courts and hospitals.

2002 – 2005:  Police Desk Clerk, Springfield Police Department

  • Provide clerical and administrative support for police force
  • Process arrested persons and create, file and maintain records for eventually matching with FBI databases.


2002 – 2003:  Certificate of Completion, Federal Bureau of Prisons

2001 – 2002: Red Belt in Karate, Oriental Martial Arts, IL

1999 – 2002: Diploma in High School, Fourth District High

Professional reference will be furnished upon request

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