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Working As A Correctional Officer Captain

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • Repetitive

  • $80,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Correctional Officer Captain does

  • Conducted daily security inspections of all inmate housing and activity areas.
  • Instruct employees or provide on-the-job training.
  • Served as an ACA team member.
  • Maintained order, discipline and security within assigned areas with relevant rules, regulations, policies and laws.
  • Ensured all data entry for the computer and institutional paperwork were completed for the Correctional Officer Chief.
  • Trained and conducted training in Emergency Situations.
  • Make a difference every day Skills Used Law enforcement
  • Direct supervision of 24 lieutenants.
  • Conduct roll calls of correctional officers.
  • Conducted daily inspections of the units checking behind lower level supervisors.
  • Used force and deadly force to include the use of chemical agents and firearms to control offenders.
  • Handled all assignments as designated by Chief of security.Correctional Officer Captain at Lowell Correctional Institution from 2007 to 2011.
  • Maintained a safe environment for staff and offenders.
  • Trained with Glock 40/PR 24 self defense tactics, 12 gauge shot gun, CPR, suicide prevention, crisis intervention.
  • Train and advance Correctional Lieutenants and Correctional Sergeants in management and supervisory skills.
  • Investigated and documented complaints and incidents, counseled inmates to resolve problems, and recommended corrective actions and resolutions.
  • Monitored all employees and supervise daily operations of the facility.
  • Provide appropriate and sound fiscal management for assigned security unit.
  • Ensured employees executed all Departmental Policies set forth Federal and State Regulation Managed, supervised and trained Employees and Inmates.
  • Conducted security rounds, sanitation inspections, perimeter and tower rounds, Monitoring overtime.

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Correctional Officer Captain Demographics

Gender

Male

72.7%

Female

17.5%

Unknown

9.9%
Ethnicity

White

63.0%

Hispanic or Latino

15.1%

Black or African American

13.7%

Asian

5.3%

Unknown

2.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0%

Korean

25.0%

Dakota

12.5%

French

12.5%
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Correctional Officer Captain Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

10.3%

Grand Canyon University

7.7%

Kaplan University

6.4%

Capella University

6.4%

Tunxis Community College

5.1%

John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York

5.1%

Sam Houston State University

5.1%

Florida State University

5.1%

The Community College of Baltimore County

5.1%

Springfield College

5.1%

Troy University

3.8%

Miami Dade College

3.8%

Ashworth College

3.8%

Liberty University

3.8%

Webster University

3.8%

University of Colorado at Boulder

3.8%

Nassau Community College

3.8%

York College

3.8%

Coppin State University

3.8%

Allegany College of Maryland

3.8%
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Majors

Criminal Justice

34.0%

Business

18.9%

Psychology

6.2%

Management

5.2%

Education

4.5%

Political Science

3.8%

Finance

3.1%

Law Enforcement

2.7%

Public Administration

2.4%

General Studies

2.1%

Biology

2.1%

Communication

2.1%

Accounting

2.1%

Human Resources Management

1.7%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.7%

Mathematics

1.7%

Law

1.7%

Precision Metal Working

1.4%

Automotive Technology

1.4%

Nursing

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

29.5%

Other

28.1%

Masters

22.2%

Associate

9.8%

Certificate

6.1%

Doctorate

2.6%

Diploma

1.2%

License

0.5%
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Top Skills for A Correctional Officer Captain

  1. Security Procedures
  2. Correctional Facility
  3. Public Safety
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  • Develop work or security procedures.
  • Utilized effective radio and verbal communication to supervise/manage co-workers within the correctional facility.
  • Develop cooperative working relationships and mutual aide agreements with representatives of other local public safety departments.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to manage complex emergency situations.
  • Directed shift operations, briefed lower level supervisors, officers to ensure security, custody, and control of inmates.

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