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City of College Station

General Information


Job title: Detention Officer (Police)
Job location: College Station, TX 77840 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 02/03/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: $12.50

Medical • Dental • Vision • Prescription Drug Coverage • Holidays • Paid Vacation • Sick Leave • TMRS-Retirement (2:1 matching) • Deferred Compensation • Term Life AD&D • Dependent Life • Flex Benefits • Tuition Reimbursement

Job Classification

Job Category:Police

Job Description

Job description:
Receives, processes, documents and monitors all incoming prisoners for the police department or other agencies. Performs required inspections for the jail facility. Responsible for taking certain reports over the telephone or in person. Works with the department computer system to process reports or obtain booking information. Processes non-emergency telephone calls. After hour contact person for the public that comes to the police department.

Job Scope

Works independently and with police officers to process and monitor jail facility activities. Works under the immediate supervision of the Communications Shift Supervisor. May assume field training PSO responsibilities.

Principle Duties and Assignments

1. Processes all incoming prisoners, including searching the prisoner, inventory of property, taking of photographs and fingerprints, and completion and filing of related reports and documents.

2. Responsible for prisoner needs including feeding on a 24-hour basis according to shift assignment. Other duties include the care of prisoner property and records.

3. Daily notification of the judge on Class C prisoners in custody.

4. Conducts a visual inspection of all prisoners every 30 minutes unless noted to be done more frequently.

5. Conducts daily, weekly, and monthly inspections of the jail facility area. The inspections are for safety, supplies, security, and sanitation.

6. Processes prisoner for release on proper authority.

7. Maintains logs for jail bonds, prisoners processed and released, and prisoners that are transferred to another facility in which a HOLD is placed on them for charges from our department.

8. Obtains prior criminal history information on incoming prisoners.

9. Inquires local law enforcement agencies for any outstanding warrants on prisoners processed in the department jail facility.

10. Takes offense or supplemental reports, close patrols, dark houses (house checks) from the general public.

11. After hour receptionist for the front lobby of the police department, to assist in taking messages, answer questions, escorting guest, or taking bond money.

12. Produces current outstanding warrant list for patrol utilization.

13. Assist communications in answering and processing emergency and non-emergency telephone calls.

14. Assist in the training of new intake operator personnel.

15. Performs other duties, tasks, and assignments as directed.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Must successfully complete a minimum of 4 weeks training which provides the skills and abilities to cope with stressful conditions and situations, basic knowledge of criminal law, crime scene techniques, report writing, ability to speak clearly, write legibly, and concentration required to make decisive decisions. Have good listening skills and the ability to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to listen and type at the same time. Have the acute ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations; deal effectively and courteously with associates and in response to the public. Must have the ability to multi-task by operate telephones and computer equipment simultaneously. Must be able to successfully complete approved courses in: Multi-culturalism, Advanced phone techniques, self-defense and tactical handcuffing and a state jail certification program. Minimal requirements to obtain a job in this position will be: 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or proof of passing a state administered GED test, a valid Texas driver’s license by day of appointment, successfully pass a typing test with a net score of 25 wpm, visual, hearing, and physical capabilities sufficient to adequately perform assigned duties, successfully pass a thorough background investigation, and undergo an oral interview board conducted by members of the police department. This position involves shift work to operate 24 hours a day. Must not currently be or have been within the last ten (10) years on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense of the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or above. May not have been convicted of an offense of the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or above within the last ten (10) years. May not have been, at any time, convicted of felony offense or any family violence offense. Will be required to remain in the Public Safety Officer position for at least 2 years before being eligible to apply for another position outside the Communications/Jail Division.

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