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Polyxene (Poly) Voltaire

Rochester,MN

Summary

Detention Officer with established background in adult and youth detention environments. Quick decision-maker with excellent skills in physical restraint, search and seizure, prisoner transport and emergency response. Experienced with legal processes and requirements associated with felon incarceration. Reliable Detention Officer skilled handling and managing activities of multiple offenders in assigned cell block. Sound knowledge of constitutional rights and ethical standards of conduct. Experience detaining and processing inmates, preparing and serving meals to inmates and monitoring overall facility security.

Trustworthy Detention Officer with 18 years of experience. Talented at quickly deescalating conflicts and maintaining superior levels of levelheadedness. Intelligent and agile with remarkable security awareness.

Resourceful and dedicated Detention Deputy with motivational leadership, training and employee supervision experience 18 years in corrections and law enforcement. Safety-oriented Correctional Officer with more than 18 years in maximum and medium security facilities. Extensively trained in defensive tactics and suicide prevention.

Focused Correctional Officer offering 18year history of monitoring high-volume correctional facilities to maintain safety and order. Extensive experience in inmate restraints and searches. Proven success enforcing facility policies and reducing inmate altercations. Hardworking and passionate job seeker with strong organizational skills eager to secure entry-level position. Ready to help team achieve company goals.

Detail-oriented team player with strong organizational skills. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy. Reliable Detention Officer skilled handling and managing activities of multiple offenders in assigned cell block. Sound knowledge of constitutional rights and ethical standards of conduct. Experience detaining and processing inmates, preparing and serving meals to inmates and monitoring overall facility security.

Overview

23
23
years of professional experience

Work History

Detention Deputy

Olmsted County Sheriff's Office
2006.06 - Current
  • Attended to feeding, housing, and physical well-being of inmates.
  • Created and maintained positive relationships with inmates to build rapport and trust.
  • Responded to emergency situations and de-escalated hostile confrontations.
  • Assisted in successful rehabilitation of inmates by providing support and resources for educational programs.
  • Assisted in intake and release of inmates.
  • Conducted physical searches of prisoners and premises in search of weapons and contraband.
  • Facilitated smooth transitions between shifts by providing detailed briefings for incoming staff members, ensuring seamless continuity of care for inmates.
  • Processed prisoners through appropriate identification and documentation processes as part of facility booking procedures.
  • Administered drug tests to inmates.
  • Responded to inquiries from inmates and other members of public.
  • Verified identification using specialized databases and methods such as fingerprinting.
  • Mitigated potential conflicts among detainees through proactive intervention techniques, de-escalating tense situations before they escalated further.
  • Supervised inmates during meals, recreation and other activities.
  • Facilitated communication between inmates and their legal representatives or family members through careful monitoring of visitation sessions and phone calls.
  • Enhanced inmate security by conducting thorough cell inspections and monitoring daily activities.
  • Restrained juvenile inmates when disturbances required physical intervention.
  • Provided assistance and guidance to inmates regarding daily activities.
  • Investigated and responded to incidents of inmate misconduct.
  • Received and inspected mail, property and funds from visitors on behalf of designated inmates.
  • Collaborated with fellow deputies to develop and implement effective safety protocols, minimizing incidents within facility.
  • Assisted with training new deputies on facility policies, procedures, and best practices to ensure consistent performance across team.
  • Established positive working relationships and maintained boundaries with resident offenders.
  • Coordinated with other law enforcement personnel to exchange information.
  • Interviewed inmates to obtain information and evidence.
  • Built solid relationships with staff and residents to keep institution safe and secure.
  • Regularly conducted security and sanitation checks.
  • Expedited intake processes while maintaining accuracy, ensuring timely placement of new detainees into appropriate housing units.
  • Physically restrained prisoners during prisoner altercations using leverage holds and legal force.
  • Provided counseling and guidance to inmates to boost wellbeing.
  • Contributed to efficient operation of detention center through accurate recordkeeping, including incident reports, daily logs, and inmate files.
  • Wrote daily reports and maintained logs of inmate activities and behaviors.
  • Promoted positive behavior among inmates by recognizing achievements such as program completion or improved conduct records, fostering environment conducive to rehabilitation efforts.
  • Processed inmates by taking photographs and fingerprints.
  • Prepared reports to document incidents and violations.
  • Provided compassionate care for inmates during medical emergencies, coordinating with healthcare professionals to ensure proper treatment was administered promptly.
  • Conducted security checks of inmates and living areas.
  • Reduced contraband introduction into facility by conducting thorough searches of incoming individuals and packages.
  • Processed visitors and attorneys arriving to see prisoners.
  • Maintained security and welfare of prisoners in 48-inmate facility.

Security Officer

Crenlo Engineered Cabs
2001.04 - 2021.03
  • Leveraged physical or verbal techniques to investigate suspicious activities and resolve concerns.
  • Secured premises and personnel by patrolling property and monitoring surveillance equipment.
  • Ensured proper functioning of security equipment by performing routine inspections, maintenance, and coordinating repairs as needed.
  • Screened individuals and prevented passage of prohibited articles into restricted areas.
  • Improved overall security by conducting regular patrols and monitoring surveillance systems.
  • Wrote detailed reports on property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons and unusual incidences.
  • Inspected and adjusted security systems, equipment and machinery to maximize coverage of parking lots and building interior and exterior.
  • Monitored and authorized entrance and departure of vehicles, cargo trucks, and visitors.
  • Collaborated with Human Resources to address employee concerns regarding personal safety, workplace violence prevention, and emergency response protocols.
  • Managed access control systems efficiently, ensuring accurate records of employee badges for restricted areas were maintained at all times.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Samaritan Bethany Nursing Home
2003.03 - 2006.06
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in managing projects from concept to completion.
  • Learned and adapted quickly to new technology and software applications.
  • Developed strong communication and organizational skills through working on group projects.
  • Passionate about learning and committed to continual improvement.
  • Identified issues, analyzed information and provided solutions to problems.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Developed and maintained courteous and effective working relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Specialist (E4) Chemical

Red Wing Armory Minnesota National Guard
2004.08 - 2005.03
  • Developed strong client relationships through consistent communication and attentive service.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to achieve project goals on time and within budget.
  • Gathered, organized and input information into digital database.
  • Educated staff on organizational mission and goals to help employees achieve success.
  • Listened and responded to customer requests and forwarded necessary information to superiors.
  • Attended training programs to deepen professional skillset and assisted in training fellow store associates on existing and new training programs.
  • Attended one weekend drill every month and two weeks every summer at Camp Ripley.

Education

Bachelor of Science - Theology And Psychology

Crossroads College
Rochester, MN
05.2002

Skills

  • Headcounts
  • Inmate monitoring
  • State and federal laws knowledge
  • First Aid Certification
  • Security Procedures
  • Weapons training
  • Restraint Techniques
  • Key Control
  • Crisis Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Safety and Security
  • Spanish Fluency
  • Negotiation
  • Report Preparation
  • Inmate Transport
  • Crisis intervention training
  • Safety and security enforcement
  • De-Escalation Techniques
  • Correctional facility procedures
  • Evidence Preservation
  • Search and seizure procedures
  • Physical restraint
  • Behavior Modification
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Booking procedures
  • Observation
  • Inmate Supervision
  • Incident Reporting
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Inmate rights knowledge
  • Cell Inspections
  • Occupational Hazard Mitigation
  • Disciplinary Actions
  • Visitation guidelines understanding
  • Court Procedures
  • Physical Restraint Techniques
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Body and cell searches
  • Surveillance
  • Inmate behavior modification tactics
  • Activity Supervision
  • Equipment Operation
  • Emergency Response
  • Trained in defensive tactics
  • Firearm Safety
  • PPE use
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking
  • Research
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Data Management
  • Data Entry
  • Attention to Detail
  • [Equipment] operation
  • Basic Math
  • Task Prioritization
  • Critical Thinking
  • Microsoft Word
  • Remote Office Availability
  • Troubleshooting
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Customer Service
  • Recordkeeping
  • Decision-Making
  • Computer Skills
  • Firearm Safety
  • PPE use
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking
  • Research
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Data Management
  • Data Entry
  • Attention to Detail
  • [Equipment] operation
  • Basic Math
  • Task Prioritization
  • Critical Thinking
  • Microsoft Word
  • Remote Office Availability
  • Troubleshooting
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Customer Service
  • Recordkeeping
  • Decision-Making
  • Computer Skills
  • CCTV Monitoring

Languages

French
Full Professional
Haitian
Full Professional
Spanish
Limited Working
English
Full Professional

References

  • Sergeant Maja Donohue, Shift Supervisor at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center, Phone number: 507-421-7897, email: maja.donohue@olmstedcounty.gov
  • Dave Canale, Former Coworker at Crenlo, INC, phone number: 507-272-4665.
  • William Onago, Friend and Coworker, phone number: 507-517-9340.
  • Connie Kath, Coworker at Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, phone number: 507-202-8983. email: connie.kath@olmstedcounty.gov

Timeline

Detention Deputy

Olmsted County Sheriff's Office
2006.06 - Current

Specialist (E4) Chemical

Red Wing Armory Minnesota National Guard
2004.08 - 2005.03

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Samaritan Bethany Nursing Home
2003.03 - 2006.06

Security Officer

Crenlo Engineered Cabs
2001.04 - 2021.03

Bachelor of Science - Theology And Psychology

Crossroads College
Polyxene (Poly) Voltaire