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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 are now open

Recruitment for Custody Detention Officers is open until 23 December 2021. Visit our current vacancies to apply.