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Sworn Detention Officers

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Posted over 7 years ago

 

Does anyone out there have Detention Officers that are sworn LE. Whats the difference in authority, pay, etc.


J1604

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I was a deputy in Ohio, I was a sworn officer but I worked corrections. There was no pay difference, it only made it harder, one day you snag someone on the street, the next night you had to babysit them. Not recommended... but if it puts the food on the table you do what you have to do.

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

We have deputies that are sworn but don't work the streets...we have a road division and the jail/house of corrections........our Sheriff doesn't want those assigned to the Jail/House of Corrections to have to supervise someone they have arrested. He also frowns upon officers working a second job for another law enforcement agency in their time off.....especially if the officer is a correctional officer.....they don't want you supervising someone you arrested.....


Kyle313
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Yes, we do. Our detention officers at the county jail are sworn in as and are able to carry weapons during transports or riding with other deputies.

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I am a Detention officer and my badge reads Detention officer. We are sworn in as Deputies and wear full duty gear, gun, taser, pepper spray, cuffs etc. These are the tools we need as we transport inmates to and from court. We cuff court remands and book them into jail but we have no arresting powers nor do we work in the capacity of a patrol officer. The problem with detention is every so often you will get some rookie new to the job that wants the world to know he has a badge. He gets caught working outside the capacity of his or her job only to make us all look bad. That's why our badges are clearly identified as Detention Officer. Personally when I leave the job I do just that. I love what I do and know my boundries. Bad thing about detention is you see all the bad guys, take all the bad guys to court so all the bad guys know you. Not just the ones arrested by one road cop but by all the road cops. Makes for an interesting night on the town.

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My first job in the jail I was a Sworn Detention Officer for the County Sheriff Office. We didn't get the priviledge of carrying a badge but at least our uniforms were different looking so there was no mistaking us from the SO. This last job gives you a badge but, unfortunately, you look the same as the SO so there is no way to tell us apart. And the jail isn't even run by the SO. There was a difference in pay between the SO and the jail in both cases. In both cases we have had officers/jailers that have gone to the street but most stay behind the walls.