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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.

Applications closed

We are not currently recruiting for Custody Detention Officers. Please check our website and social media channels as well as our current vacancies to find out when recruitment is next open.