Correctional Officers are a vital part of the Criminal Justice System, within the local jails. A Correctional Officer serves as the voice of authority, while also ensuring the safety and welfare of inmates. These courageous law enforcement professionals disrupt violent confrontations, ensure order and help rehabilitate the inmates by communicating needs and risks to Parole Officers, Judges and Probation Officers. Correction Officers are responsible for searching individuals for contraband, keeping reports of inmate conduct and maintaining order within the facility. The Correction Officer must practice patience and tolerance when necessary but are firm and assertive when situations arise.