DOT Code: 372.667-018
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Guards inmates in penal institution in accordance with established policies, regulations, and procedures: Observes conduct and behavior of inmates to prevent disturbances and escapes. Inspects locks, window bars, grills, doors, and gates for tampering. Searches inmates and cells for contraband articles. Guards and directs inmates during work assignments. Patrols assigned areas for evidence of forbidden activities, infraction of rules, and unsatisfactory attitude or adjustment of prisoners. Reports observations to superior. Employs weapons or force to maintain discipline and order among prisoners, if necessary. May escort inmates to and from visiting room, medical office, and religious services. May guard entrance of jail to screen visitors. May prepare written report concerning incidences of inmate disturbances or injuries.
Work Process Schedule
Related Technical Instruction
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires 150 hours each year of related technical instruction which must be mastered by the apprentice in order to successfully complete the program. For further information, please call the Division of Apprentice Training at (617) 626-5409.
Basic Training Overview
Orientation and Registration
Overview of the Criminal Justice System
Corrections: History, Issues & Perspectives
Legal Aspects of Corrections
Disciplinary Procedures and 801 Directive
Situational Report Writing
Acquired Immune Deficiency: Perspectives
Classification of Inmates
Mental Control of Aggressive Behavior
Principles of Control
Weaponry (Baton) Lecture and Practicum
Chemical Munitions (Lecture and Familiarization)
Weaponry (Shotgun) Lecture and Familiarization
Weaponry (.38 Revolver) Lecture and Qualification
Basic Communications Skills I, II, & III
Sensing and Observing
Security Practicum (Contraband, Searches, Restraints, Transportation)
Code of Ethics
Institutional Emergency Situations
The Sexual Offender
Mentally Disturbed Inmates
Special Inmate Behavior Problems
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Multimedia Standard First Aid
Attica (Case Study)
Implementation of Emergency Plans
Firearms/Escape Plan/Use of Force
Suicide Prevention and Intervention
Right to Know
Fire Prevention, Suppression, and Evacuation
Breathing Apparatus-Use and Location
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