Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.
Booking Officer, Civilian Jail Officer, Community Services Officer, Correction Officer, Correctional Officer, Correctional Sergeant, Corrections Corporal, Corrections Officer (CO), Corrections Sergeant, Corrections Specialist, Custody Assistant, Deputy, Deputy Jailer, Detention Deputy, Detention Officer, Jail Officer, Jailer, Jailer/Training Officer, Jailor, Police Detention Attendant, Station Jailer
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