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Detention Officer

Fayette County

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TITLE: Detention Officer

MINIMUM SALARY: $51,079.45 ($22.85 hourly)

*Pay incentives for experience and select POST certifications. Please view our website for more information*

Full-time position with 12- Hour rotating shifts

Major Duties:


  • Ensure the safety and security of jail operations personnel, citizens, and inmates
  • Process and supervise inmates, conduct regular headcounts
  • Respond to medical and security emergencies
  • Patrol the jail facility and grounds
  • Assist in the training of new personnel
  • Search inmates and seize contraband
  • Complete required forms and reports
  • Maintain assigned uniforms and equipment
  • Present evidence and testimony in court
  • Participate in the department training program
  • Escort inmates from housing to visitation areas
  • Transport inmates to and from court appearances, medical appointments, and other correctional facilities
  • Monitor and observe inmates using television monitors and visual observation
  • Serve as Central Control Officer as assigned, open and close doors and gates, maintain essential inventory, monitor video cameras
  • Serve as Kitchen Officer as assigned, oversee inmate workers
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Knowledge Required for the Position:


  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system
  • Knowledge of departmental rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of the procedures used in emergency communications
  • Ability to prepare clear and comprehensive reports
  • Ability to obtain information through interviews, interrogations, and observation
  • Ability to operate assigned equipment

Minimum Qualifications:                                          

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Georgia driver's license
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Georgia Police Standards and Training Council
  • No Experience Required

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