Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – May 19, 2018
The day-to-day operations are very routine. The long hours and the nature of the job can be very stressful, depending on which floor you end up working. You are likely to be assigned a floor, so you will consistently work around the same people, making it easier to coordinate efforts to complete tasks. Lieutenants are generally easy to talk to and willing to help you do your job better, though this is not always the case, and some of the Sergeants are similarly unwilling to be helpful. The other officers are probably the best part of the job.
If you adore horrible management this place is perfect for you
Sergeant (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – May 8, 2018
We were often required to work 16 hours OFTEN MORE because we were never relieved from our post on time. There are a FEW good captains here but other than that every other person in management is pretty much unqualified and just as clueless as the current MOD. The current administration is LAZY and concerned more about how they can make more money than the safety and security of everyone in the facility. You couldn't beg administration to step foot inside the secured perimeter unless it was to go to the kitchen and get something to eat.
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.
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.
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.