Detention Officer

Tulsa, OK
Tulsa County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $18.30

Position Summary:

Under general Supervision, is responsible for the custody of all inmates in the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center. Maintaining their security during their time of incarceration and assuming responsibility for all their needs during detention while utilizing the principles of Direct Supervision.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for custody and control of inmates; security of facilities; physical movement of inmates; and all inmate record needs.
  • Completes facility logs.
  • Pulls and searches all inmates leaving the facility.
  • Searches inmate workers before housing Searches and locates all new intakes.
  • Conducts shakedowns and inspections of cells as needed.
  • Seizes property that is found and completes record of property accepted in and after incarceration.
  • Enforces contraband control and inmate rules.
  • Observes inmates and inmate workers for abnormal conditions and corrects situations immediately.
  • Inspects facility and kitchen for cleanliness and take appropriate action to correct.
  • Inspect facility and kitchen areas and reports all maintenance problems and unsafe conditions.
  • Inspects cleaning materials and supplies that enter pods.
  • Assists nurse on pill runs.
  • Pulls and searches inmates for sick call, doctor visits. dental visits. church services, and OED classes.
  • Checks and searches, if necessary all visitors.
  • Observes inmate visitation.
  • Oversees inmate exercise.
  • Observes commissary distribution.
  • Feeds inmates.
  • Completes and issues property/money release authorizations.
  • Distributes and collects inmate requests for legal materials, visitor cards, inmate worker status applications, incoming and outgoing mail, library materials.
  • Reviews, answers and distributes inmate’s requests and grievances.
  • Assigns work to and supervises inmate workers.
  • Ensures that all inmates have routine access to showers.
  • Distributes hygiene products, clean clothing. clean linens, and clean beddings to inmates.
  • Reports any criminal intelligence to supervisors.
  • Safeguards keys.
  • Directly oversees inmate workers as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (G.E.D.).
  • Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License.