Senior management are good commuinicators, HR are deplorable
Custody Officer (Current Employee) – Scotland – 17 June 2018
7am start, sign out keys for vehicle. carry out vehicle inspection as per company requirements. cell area checks for contraband.weapons etc.
Depart base to a police station or an HMP establishment to transfer police custodies or convicted prisoners to court,
Funerals,Home visits, Childrens Hearings,Hospital Appointments.
All custdodies subject to a wand and seach procedure.
An authorotive however understanding approach works best.
Commuinication with senior members of staff is paramount.
Teamwork and commuinication with all concerned,ie,
Police,Prison staff, Lawyers,social work department,Docters,Nursing staff to name a few.
Control and Restraint when required is the hardest part of the job.
During my 13 years in this position I have traveled all over the United Kingdom, I have met many people from all walks of life.
This has been an education to say the least and has made me the person I am today.
Long hours, Hostile Enviroment