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Working As A Detention Sergeant

  • 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

  • $82,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Detention Sergeant does

  • Coordinated the ACA Accreditation of the Jail Division.
  • Responded to calls in both routine and emergency situations.
  • Attended regular trainings and maintained appropriate certifications.
  • Worked with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Instructed, assigned and supervised subordinate members in the proper performance of their assigned duties.
  • Managed and supervised a unit of fifty staff members.
  • Trained new recruits and certified deputies in CPR, First Aid and proper AED use.
  • Initiated corrective action and disciplinary action as necessary.
  • Conducted cell searches, pat-downs, strip searches and dorm inspections.
  • Train new officers and conduct annual performance appraisals.
  • Managed 26 officers in a correctional facility that housed 600+ inmates.
  • Prepared monthly reports, documenting incidents, maintaining records, inspecting officers' uniforms, etc.
  • Review the work of departmental personnel to ensure compliance with Department policies and meeting of prescribed standards.
  • Have inmates work on an outside detail while under direct supervision.
  • Review and correct incident reports.
  • Supervised periodic fire drills and maintenance of fire equipment.
  • Use effective communication in the housing units to maintain a secure facility.
  • Assume Shift Commander duties as needed or requested.
  • Motivate Detention Officers and oversee the daily operations of Officers.
  • Work in close proximity with inmates, civilians and the general public.

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Detention Sergeant Demographics

Gender

Male

65.2%

Female

25.0%

Unknown

9.8%
Ethnicity

White

61.0%

Hispanic or Latino

16.7%

Black or African American

13.5%

Asian

5.1%

Unknown

3.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

100.0%

Detention Sergeant Education

Schools

The Academy

9.4%

Miller-Motte College-Wilmington

6.3%

Culinary Institute of America

6.3%

Gaston College

6.3%

Pfeiffer University

6.3%

South Plains College

6.3%

Forsyth Technical Community College

6.3%

North Carolina Central University

6.3%

University of Phoenix

6.3%

University of Utah

6.3%

Ashford University

6.3%

South Florida State College

3.1%

Brown University

3.1%

Mesalands Community College

3.1%

Davidson County Community College

3.1%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.1%

Miles Community College

3.1%

Central Texas College

3.1%

San Juan College

3.1%

University of South Florida

3.1%
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Majors

Criminal Justice

37.4%

Law Enforcement

12.1%

Business

9.1%

Medical Assisting Services

6.1%

General Studies

4.0%

Management

3.0%

Culinary Arts

3.0%

Law

3.0%

Nursing

3.0%

Mental Health Counseling

2.0%

Nursing Assistants

2.0%

Cosmetology

2.0%

Computer Technical Support

2.0%

Elementary Education

2.0%

Pharmacy

2.0%

Communication

2.0%

Accounting

2.0%

English

1.0%

Computer Information Systems

1.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.0%
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Degrees

Other

47.5%

Bachelors

19.2%

Associate

13.3%

Certificate

10.8%

Masters

6.7%

License

1.7%

Diploma

0.8%
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Top Skills for A Detention Sergeant

  1. Ensure Safety
  2. Direct Supervision
  3. Custody
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Direct supervision of between 12 to 25 Detention Officers in the Harris County Jail.
  • Serve as the liaison between family members and community in reference to those in custody on a state or federal level.
  • Responded to emergency situations as they arose and provided necessary documentation regarding those emergencies.
  • Conducted information retrieval from law enforcement database for internal use.
  • Managed 26 officers in a correctional facility that housed 600+ inmates.

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