Corrections Officer (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – August 9, 2017
As a corrections officer ypu watch over and protect the inmates, ypu must keep a ballence between outside life and life within the walls of the jail, i found working here was my calling but too many people get these jpbs for wrong reasons and that was the only reason i left.
Corrections Officer (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – December 19, 2017
I would rather go to North Korea become a Political Prisoner go to a work slave camp. Be forced to do drugs to keep me awake for weeks at at time then go back to work for Jackson County Department of Corrections.
Job is very stressful and revolving door management
Corrections Officer (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO 64106 – July 25, 2017
The money that was spent on Administration should have went into the fixing up of the facility. Very stressful and bad on health. Facility employees on a regular were back stabbing and lying to get ahead. The right candidates for positions were passed over for those who were undeserving and not equipped to productively complete the job
Sergeant, Supervisors of Correctional Officers (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – June 29, 2017
Been with the company for thirteen years. Received multiple awards for service throught the years of employment here, such as, Employee of the Month and Model of Excellence. I enjoy the Correctional environment.
Corrections Officer (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – June 27, 2017
I enjoy working as a Jackson County Officer at the detention center. I do wish however to improve with my skills and further my knowledge in a more safe and positive environment. I obtain the job as an officer to gain experience working with the public and to learn different aspects of law enforcement. Now after gaining some knowledge and experience I feel a rather grow in a environment that is more suitable with my personality and enhance my level of professionalism. If allowed this opportunity with your company I will then demonstrate my professional character with my level of performance and interactions with customers as well as co-workers.
Floor Supervisor, Correction Officer, DCT (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – May 31, 2017
The typical day of JCDC would be a very stressful day. Inmates would be rowdy and uncooperative with Correction Officers. The most enjoyable part of my job would be meeting people from all walks of life. the hardest part of my day would be when an inmate that you have grown to trust does something to destroy all of that trust.
Assistant Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – August 19, 2016
A day where inmates are transported to courts, visits and programs in a timely manner and receives their dues and the officers completes their assigned tasks and return home not only the way the came but with a feeling of satisfaction for a job well done.
Officers are mandated to work on daily basis as a result of shortage of staff.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – January 18, 2016
This was an awesome place to work. Very family friendly, and they had a bunch of health incentives. The lunch breaks were on 30 minutes, but because they feed us everyday, it was well worth it. The opportunity for advancement with the facility. This was a County job.
I loved working there, but it is lacking Security Cameras
Corrections Officer (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – December 17, 2014
I loved the variety of Posts and Responsibilities, and gaining respect of colleagues. Each Posts' Responsibilities had to be memorized, Required to log every detail of action in work area. Delivered food trays to inmates. Conducted mandatory head-count twice each eight hour shift. Direct Supervision of large groups of inmates. Confirmed inmates within my work area, to be scanned into computer system and to be in correct living area. The hardest part of the job was frequent mandatory overtime.
Correction Officer (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – February 23, 2014
the county was very productive and organized, I did not like how the county ran the mandatory overtime hours, you could be ready to clock out and go home and the time clock and be forced to work last minute overtime hours
Corrections Officer (Sergeant) (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – January 11, 2014
On a typical day I would conduct searches of the inmates and their living areas to ensure inmate safety and look for contraband. I would provide training for my fellow officers. wright reports of any incidents that occurred. I learned some self defense techniques, how to wright reports, and how to become a counselor for the inmates as well as fellow officers. The hardest part of the job was being in a highly stressful work environment not only for the officers but the inmates as well. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to use my management skills to help out my fellow officers.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – December 19, 2013
A typical day at work for me would start with briefing and getting assignment then reporting to assigned area to get inmates ready for court, to go to appointments and to go to prison. If there were no more assignments to court we went to work anywhere in the facility that we were needed. We were the elite officers of the jail trained everywhere in all positions and on all floors. I learned to stand my ground and to not show fear, how to safely and accurately shot and maintain my weapons and how to work well with those in uniform. We had to be there for each other, you learn to work with and show a united front to the public and you don't have to like the person that you work with. Everyday we had a different partner, you have to know your job to keep everyone safe. I learned to follow chain of command.For the most part our management did back our decisions if we had a good reason for what we did. I learned to work with different management styles. My coworkers were in the same boat that I was and we all stood up for each other and handled situations as they came. Everybody did the same job and it was a dangerous job so we were all in the same boat. The hardest part of the job was dealing with people who were locked up for alleged crimes. Ours was a pretrial facility so they were only accused not convicted yet, except for the maximum security floor. Dealing with angry potentially violent people everyday teaches patience and follow- through. The most enjoyable part of the job was that I have found that law enforcement is my niche and I learned to handle my self. .
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