CAREER

First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$60,910

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-7.8% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers Do

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.

Other Job Titles First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers May Have

Correctional Officer Captain, Correctional Supervisor

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Take, receive, or check periodic inmate counts.
  • Maintain order, discipline, and security within assigned areas in accordance with relevant rules, regulations, policies, and laws.
  • Maintain knowledge of, comply with, and enforce all institutional policies, rules, procedures, and regulations.
  • Respond to emergencies, such as escapes.
  • Supervise and direct the work of correctional officers to ensure the safe custody, discipline, and welfare of inmates.

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