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Criminal Justice Employment Opportunities

Corrections Officer

Supervise inmates of all nationalities and cultures, assigned to daily activities. Make periodic rounds in assigned areas to ensure orderly movement, security and control of inmates. Enforce institution policies and departmental rules, policies and procedures. Make checks in assigned areas to detect contraband articles. Safeguard and protect state property and stress economic use of equipment and supplies, food, clothing, utilities, etc. Prepare forms and reports as required. Assist in providing a safe, secure environment through utilization of modern safety practices and security procedures. Must qualify on firing range with facility weapons and thereafter re-qualify annually. Must be physically capable of taking, qualifying, and re-qualifying in unarmed self-defense. Must hold and maintain a valid Ohio driver's license after employment.


Completion of an instructor training program approved by the executive director which shall include the following: instruction in the theories of learning and adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development and usage, behavioral objectives, student evaluation and measurement, role playing, the use of audio-visual aids, and an exercise in practice teaching. Instructor training programs taught by the Ohio peace officer training academy, the Ohio department of education, the Ohio state highway patrol, a college or educational institution, or other programs which in the opinion of the executive director are equivalent will be acceptable.

Court Officer

The Position Description usually includes but is not limited to: Broad statement of the functions of the position including to whom the position reports. [Example: The bailiff will provide security of the court facility, serve criminal and civil process, and assist the Judge in management of the courtroom. The bailiff will report to the Judge.] Duties & Responsibilities: This area identifies the specific duties and responsibilities of the position. [Example: The bailiff shall be responsible for the following duties:] Complete a security check of the court facility prior to the opening of court each day. Lock all courtrooms when not in use. Sign in all persons appearing for court and ensure each is on the docket. Transport prisoners as directed.

Police and Detectives

Police and detectives pursue and apprehend individuals who break the law and then issue citations or give warnings. A large proportion of their time is spent writing reports and maintaining records of incidents they encounter. Most police officers patrol their jurisdictions and investigate any suspicious activity they notice. Detectives, who are often called agents or special agents, perform investigative duties such as gathering facts and collecting evidence.

Private Detectives and Investigators

Private detectives and investigators assist individuals, businesses, and attorneys by finding and analyzing information. They connect small clues to solve mysteries or to uncover facts about legal, financial, or personal matters. Private detectives and investigators offer many services, including executive, corporate, and celebrity protection; pre-employment verification; and individual background profiles. Some investigate computer crimes, such as identity theft, harassing e-mails, and illegal downloading of copyrighted material. They also provide assistance in criminal and civil liability cases, insurance claims and fraud, child custody and protection cases, missing person’s cases, and premarital screening. They are sometimes hired to investigate individuals to prove or disprove infidelity.


Dispatchers schedule and dispatch workers, equipment, or service vehicles to carry materials or passengers. Some dispatchers take calls for taxi companies, for example, or for police or ambulance assistance. They keep records, logs, and schedules of the calls that they receive and of the transportation vehicles that they monitor and control. In fact, they usually prepare a detailed report on all activities occurring during their shifts. Many dispatchers employ computer-aided dispatch systems to accomplish these tasks.

Probation/Parole Officer

Probation and parole officers supervise offenders on probation or parole through personal contact with the offenders and their families. Instead of requiring offenders to meet officers in their offices, many officers meet offenders in their homes and at their places of employment or therapy. Probation and parole agencies also seek the assistance of community organizations, such as religious institutions, neighborhood groups, and local residents, to monitor the behavior of many offenders. Some offenders are required to wear an electronic device so that probation officers can monitor their location and movements. Probation and parole officers may arrange for offenders to get substance abuse rehabilitation or job training. Probation officers usually work with either adults or juveniles exclusively. Only in small, usually rural, jurisdictions do probation officers counsel both adults and juveniles. In some States, the jobs of parole and probation officers are combined.

Fingerprint Technician

Participates in activities designed to receive instruction in use of Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) as it pertains to fingerprints (e.g., classify &/or sequence fingerprints using Henry Classification & National Crime Information Center (NCIC) methods along with extensions & modifications; identifies incoming fingerprint images via computer or manual system).

State Highway Patrol Trooper

State police officers sometimes called State troopers or highway patrol officers, arrest criminals Statewide and patrol highways to enforce motor vehicle laws and regulations. State police officers often issue traffic citations to motorists. At the scene of accidents, they may direct traffic, give first aid, and call for emergency equipment. They also write reports used to determine the cause of the accident. State police officers are frequently called upon to render assistance to other law enforcement agencies, especially those in rural areas or small towns.


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Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, Oh. 43302


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