Head Correction Officer

Supervise the Correction Officers, roll call and issue duty assignments.
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Salary Range
$35,000 – $90,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Head Correction Officers do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of CORRECTION OFFICERS: Conducts roll call of officers and issues duty assignments. Directs release or transfer of prisoners based on court order instructions. Investigates and reports causes of inmate disturbances, such as assaults, fights, and thefts. Assists subordinates with unruly inmates and other assignments. Maintains prison records and prepares reports. Reviews work records of subordinates to evaluate efficiency and suitability for assignments.


Should I be a Head Correction Officer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Correctional Officer Captain, Correctional Officer Lieutenant, Correctional Officer Sergeant See More

    How to become a Head Correction Officer

    Most Head Correction Officers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9qhaaa&chl=no+college+%2872%25%29|certificate+%2819%25%29|associate%27s+%289%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,72,72
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