Detention Officer

Farmers Branch, TX
Farmers Branch Police Department

$39,644.80 – $59,467.20 AnnuallySalary

Essential Job Functions

The purpose of this position is to provide detention, intake, custodial care and release of arrested inmates, dissemination of information and assistance to the public, department and law enforcement agencies. Ensure the safety, security, and accountability of arrested inmates, detention officers, and the jail itself.

  • Provides detention, intake, custodial care, and release of arrested inmates including providing supervision and control of inmates during booking, preliminary holdover, confinement, arraignment, visitation, release and all other aspects of the jail system; assuring inmates safety and security prior to processing into a housing unit or releasing on bond; performs general jail maintenance, cleaning, and sanitation; and submits maintenance requests for repairs.
  • Gives information and assistance to the public including receiving and processing payments for bonds, fines, attorney and Dallas County Bonds, receiving cash and credit card payments; completing daily cash/credit payment log; communicating with the general public by answering questions and addressing and resolving issues regarding payments and procedures for posting bond for inmates; informing attorneys and arrested inmates of their future court dates and times.
  • Administrative duties, including preparing documents, performing limited support duties as assigned, and using jail records management software to process inmates; typing magistrates warning; entering in information obtained from the arrest report and arrested inmate into the prisoner control record, medical questionnaire, and prisoner property/admission control section of the booking process; processing and distributing correspondence, documents, and materials to appropriate agencies; and ensuring all paperwork is signed and understood fully by the arrested inmate.

Education and Experience

Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency.