prison officer

Description

Prison officers supervise inmates in a correctional facility and ensure the security and peace-keeping in the facility. They perform checks and searches to ensure compliance to regulations, monitor visitations and the activities of inmates as well as participate in programs of rehabilitation, and ensure records maintenance.

Alternative label

  • prisoner custody officer

  • turnkey

  • prison warden

  • detention officer

  • corrections officer

  • gaoler

  • prison guard

  • jailer

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en

Hierarchy

Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge

Status

released

Concept URI

http://data.europa.eu/esco/occupation/3327a087-cd36-4b02-ac1b-6455f59f9312