Custody Detention Officer
Are you someone who likes a challenging role where you play a key part in protecting the wellbeing of others?
Working as a Custody Detention Officer you will be responsible for the welfare of detainees as soon as they arrive in the custody suite. This is a vital role to ensure the swift and safe processing of detainees.
Working as a Custody Detention Officer you can expect to:
- Book people into custody, take fingerprints and photos and input personal information.
- Carry out welfare and cleaning tasks to ensure the wellbeing and safety of detainees.
- Take phone calls from people who need access to the custody suite e.g. solicitors, healthcare workers.
- Work as part of a larger team but also frequently work on your own.
- Work a 20-week shift pattern.
How to become a Custody Detention Officer
If you are skilled at dealing with a range of people to provide a courteous and professional service you are the person we are looking for.
3 GCSEs, (or equivalent qualification) grade C or above and must include English and Maths.
Skills and experience
We need people who are:
- Resilient and able to deal with confrontational or emotional people.
- Confident technology users with the ability to accurately input and record information.
- Excellent communicators with good interpersonal skills.
- Comfortable to carry out welfare and cleaning tasks.
- Confident working alone to fulfil the tasks required.