Corrections Deputy

Gulfport, MS
Harrison County Sheriff’s Office

Salary: $35,000.00.

Position Summary:

This position reports and is accountable to the Corrections Sergeant. Annual and supplemental job performance evaluations will be completed in writing and discussed with the officer performing these duties. During the review, the officer will sign the evaluation acknowledging receipt only, and receive a copy of the evaluation. The officer may disagree with the evaluation, and provide written comments as well.

Essential Functions:

  1. Speak, Write, & Read Reports; and Comprehend Other Documents & Persons;
  2. Manage Human Relations Problems;
  3. Engage in Physical Activities;
  4. Operate Transport Vehicles;
  5. Supervise Detained & Other Persons;
  6. Use Physical Force to Control Persons;
  7. Use Deadly Force;
  8. Conduct Searches & Seizures;
  9. Conduct Inquiries Into Observed or Reported Disciplinary and Criminal Activity;
  10. Provide Basic and Emergency Health Support; &
  11. Incident Scene Control and Testimony.


  1. Be a United States citizen;
  2. Have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED);
  3. Be at least twenty-one [21] years of age;
  4. Possess a valid Mississippi Driver License;
  5. Be subject to a thorough background investigation and personal interviews by department personnel;
  6. Demonstrate reading and comprehension skills in the English language to at least the 10th grade level through interviews and written demonstration of proficiency;
  7. Demonstrate honesty and integrity by successfully completing pre-employment polygraph and drug testing;
  8. Be fingerprinted and subjected to a search of local, state, and national records and fingerprint files;
  9. Undergo physical and psychological assessments by licensed professionals. If a physician or mental health professional identifies conditions that impede or prevent the individual from performing the essential tasks of this position, the applicant may not be eligible for employment as a jail officer with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office until such time as the issue or condition is resolved to the satisfaction of the original professional;
  10. Meet academic and physical requirements for completion of the jail officer course and certification, as required by the state, or have successfully completed the required peace officer academy training;
  11. If a licensed peace officer, the officer will also complete a jailer certification course as approved by the state.