Detention Officer- DuComb

South Bend, IN

Department: DuComb Center Community Corrections 

Location: 4161 Lathrop St – South Bend, In 46619 

Status: Full Time


Incumbent serves as Detention Officer/Work Release for the Community Corrections, responsible for maintaining security and order within the detention facility. Incumbent is responsible for supervision of offenders in a work release environment utilizing prescribed policies and procedures, ensures a secure, safe and humane environment for incarcerated persons.

Essential Functions:

Maintains interior and exterior security of Community Corrections facility, including monitoring surveillance cameras and activities of offenders and searching detainees for weapons and/or contraband. Maintains accurate accounting of all offenders, including inspecting living areas and performing roll calls by completing accurate offender count sheets/forms. Reports unusual or unruly behavior, securing or physically restraining offenders, and implementing disciplinary action. Completing of all offender records. Maintaining accountability of each offender.


High school diploma or GED or experience in the work-related field may be substituted. At least 21 years old.

A US Citizen.

No Felony convictions

Possession of or ability to obtain First Responder/CPR certification.

Ability to supervise and direct assigned offenders, including completing work assignment forms, providing corrective instruction, and providing orientation at intake.

Working knowledge of and ability to use all assigned department equipment, including vehicle, computer, keyboard, and breathalyzer.

Working knowledge of universal health precautions and bloodborne pathogens control and ability to protect oneself against exposure and infection.

Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to complete all required reports within department deadlines.

Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to state requirements.

Ability to meet all department hiring and retention requirements, and ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.

Ability to follow dress code uniform standards.

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other County departments, law enforcement agencies, offenders, offender’s families, area employers, drug testing personnel, medical personnel, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities.

Ability to competently serve the public with diplomacy and respect and ability to deal swiftly, rationally, and decisively with potentially violent individuals in precarious situations.

Ability to respond immediately to a crisis including fire, medical emergency, and if necessary makes 911 emergency calls.

Ability to speak clearly and distinctly and hear and be heard and understood when communicating in person, by radio, or by telephone.

Ability to obey all written rules and oral orders and directives from Department superiors.

Ability to perform essential functions of the position without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of self and other individuals in the workplace.

Ability to work alone and with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment, often amidst frequent distractions and interruptions and under time pressure from formal schedules and deadlines.

Ability to testify in court/legal proceedings as required.

Ability to work weekends, evenings, and extended or irregular hours, and travel out of town, sometimes overnight. May be required to work overtime, holidays and changing shifts/hours.

Possession of a valid driver’s license and demonstrated safe driving record.