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DETENTION OFFICER, Graffiti Abatement Crew Supervisor: Bringing Together Law Enforcement & The General Public

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Warren talks about his motivation in entering Law Enforcement: to give back to the community and showing inmates their own potential.

Job Title: Detention Officer - Graffiti Abatement Crew Supervisor
Employer: Pinal County Jail

Job Summary: Correctional Officers and Jailers

Job Description

Correctional officers are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in a jail, reformatory, or prison.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

After formal academy instruction, state and local correctional agencies provide on-the-job training, including training on legal restrictions and interpersonal relations. Many systems also provide training in firearms proficiency and self-defense. Trainees typically receive several weeks or months of training in a job under the supervision of an experienced officer. However, on-the-job training varies widely from agency to agency.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$25,000 - $70,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Military, Physically demanding, Travel, Office, Hospital / Clinic, Outdoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
People skills, Problem solving skills, Strength/stamina, Written communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Apprenticeship
Internship
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m='15220'>take</span> <span m='15450'>an</span> <span m='15620'>inmate</span> <span m='15890'>out, and</span> <span m='16230'>we</span> <span m='16370'>go</span> <span m='16520'>out</span> <span m='16700'>and</span> <span m='16760'>cover up</span> <span m='17070'>graffiti</span> <span m='17510'>all</span> <span m='17700'>over</span> <span m='18110'>Pinal</span> <span m='18300'>County.</span> </p><p><span m='19470'>So</span> <span m='20470'>in</span> <span m='20720'>that,</span> <span m='21950'>it</span> <span m='23720'>gets</span> <span m='24030'>the</span> <span m='24420'>inmate</span> <span m='25410'>out</span> <span m='25780'>working,</span> <span m='26940'>and</span> <span m='27570'>working</span> <span m='28000'>in</span> <span m='28090'>the</span> <span m='28180'>community,</span> <span m='29140'>giving</span> <span m='29430'>back</span> <span m='29690'>to</span> <span m='29810'>the</span> <span m='29910'>community</span> <span m='30400'>and</span> <span m='30520'>everything</span> <span m='30860'>like</span> <span m='31090'>that.</span> <span m='32290'>So</span> <span m='32540'>it's</span> <span m='32659'>a</span> <span m='32740'>rewarding</span> <span m='33270'>job.</span> <span m='33650'>So</span> <span m='34910'>I</span> <span m='35080'>started</span> <span m='37190'>getting</span> <span m='37270'>into</span> <span m='37390'>law</span> <span m='37620'>enforcement</span> <span m='38840'>probably</span> <span m='39010'>about</span> <span m='39260'>the</span> <span m='39520'>age</span> <span m='39780'>of</span> <span m='39870'>40.</span> <span m='40860'>I</span> <span m='41040'>started</span> <span m='42820'>in</span> <span m='42930'>the</span> <span m='43010'>retail</span> <span m='43380'>business,</span> <span m='44090'>and</span> <span m='44190'>I</span> <span m='44240'>did</span> <span m='44440'>that</span> <span m='44600'>for like</span> <span m='44860'>22</span> <span m='45210'>years.</span> </p><p><span m='45480'>So</span> <span m='45660'>there</span> <span m='45770'>was</span> <span m='46270'>a</span> <span m='46370'>drastic</span> <span m='46890'>change</span> <span m='47250'>going</span> <span m='47530'>from</span> <span m='48180'>customer</span> <span m='48580'>service--</span> <span m='48890'>may</span> <span m='49020'>I</span> <span m='49100'>help</span> <span m='49420'>you--</span> <span m='49580'>to--</span> <span m='50240'>no,</span> <span m='50390'>you</span> <span m='50530'>can't</span> <span m='50770'>do</span> <span m='50890'>this,</span> <span m='51150'>you</span> <span m='51250'>can't</span> <span m='51490'>do</span> <span m='51610'>that.</span> <span m='52410'>But</span> <span m='52650'>it's</span> <span m='52770'>rewarding,</span> <span m='53140'>because</span> <span m='53330'>I</span> <span m='53370'>like</span> <span m='53670'>people.</span> <span m='54110'>I</span> <span m='54150'>like</span> <span m='54390'>dealing</span> <span m='54630'>with</span> <span m='54790'>people.</span> <span m='55320'>And</span> <span m='56030'>my</span> <span m='56210'>motivated</span> <span m='57520'>factor</span> <span m='57960'>in</span> <span m='58410'>getting into</span> <span m='58550'>law</span> <span m='58760'>enforcement</span> <span m='59270'>was</span> <span m='59440'>to</span> <span m='59540'>bring</span> <span m='59960'>law</span> <span m='60140'>enforcement</span> <span m='60780'>and</span> <span m='60910'>the</span> <span m='61000'>community</span> <span m='61480'>together, a</span> <span m='61930'>relationship</span> <span m='62860'>where</span> <span m='63260'>we</span> <span m='63380'>could</span> <span m='63490'>work</span> <span m='63720'>together.</span> </p><p><span m='64069'>Because</span> <span m='64510'>I've</span> <span m='64660'>had</span> <span m='65970'>people</span> <span m='66280'>that</span> <span m='66420'>I</span> <span m='66520'>know</span> <span m='66830'>that</span> <span m='66990'>have</span> <span m='67270'>a</span> <span m='68040'>bad</span> <span m='68340'>taste in</span> <span m='68660'>their</span> <span m='69040'>mouth</span> <span m='69420'>toward</span> <span m='69720'>law</span> <span m='69960'>enforcement.</span> <span m='70890'>And</span> <span m='71090'>then,</span> <span m='71240'>you</span> <span m='71350'>have</span> <span m='71540'>law</span> <span m='71830'>enforcement</span> <span m='72390'>that--</span> <span m='73020'>there's</span> <span m='73200'>some</span> <span m='73460'>that's</span> <span m='73680'>not</span> <span m='73850'>all</span> <span m='73980'>that</span> <span m='74340'>great.</span> <span m='74610'>So</span> <span m='75460'>my</span> <span m='75650'>motivated</span> <span m='76250'>factor</span> <span m='76790'>in</span> <span m='77350'>getting</span> <span m='77530'>into</span> <span m='77770'>law</span> <span m='77930'>enforcement</span> <span m='78530'>was</span> <span m='78690'>to</span> <span m='79820'>bring</span> <span m='80150'>together</span> <span m='80830'>law</span> <span 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m='119870'>and</span> <span m='120340'>the</span> <span m='120430'>community</span> <span m='120870'>coming</span> <span m='121120'>together.</span> </p><p><span m='122130'>So</span> <span m='125420'>if</span> <span m='125560'>you</span> <span m='125690'>want</span> <span m='125930'>to</span> <span m='127443'>get</span> <span m='127896'>into</span> <span m='128350'>law</span> <span m='128580'>enforcement</span> <span m='129740'>in</span> <span m='129990'>the</span> <span m='130919'>capacity</span> <span m='131450'>that</span> <span m='131610'>I'm</span> <span m='131930'>in--</span> <span m='132590'>and</span> <span m='132780'>that's</span> <span m='133010'>been</span> <span m='133180'>a</span> <span m='133230'>detention</span> <span m='133750'>officer--</span> <span m='134930'>you</span> <span m='135120'>have</span> <span m='135430'>to</span> <span m='136090'>treat</span> <span m='136410'>people</span> <span m='137280'>as</span> <span m='137450'>human</span> <span 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