Detention Officers are a vital part of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office as they
are charged with the care, custody, and control of the thousands of inmates at the
Harris County Jail.
Detention Officers report to and receive assignments, instructions, and direction
from Sergeants, Lieutenants, and Captains.
The duties of a detention officer include, but are not limited to, monitoring and
documenting jail inmate activities, and controlling and directing inmates while
out of jail cell areas (e.g. transfers, work assignments, meals, recreation, etc.).
Detention Officers are also charged with booking inmates into jail and performing
searches of individuals and jail cells to locate weapons or contraband.
If you’re looking to work in a challenging and dynamic work environment with room
for advancement and growth, we are looking for you.
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