U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers
Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.
Illustrative examples: Prison Guard,
Juvenile Corrections Officer,
Certified Detention Deputy
Broad Occupation: 33-3010 Bailiffs, Correctional Officers, and Jailers
Minor Group: 33-3000 Law Enforcement Workers
Major Group: 33-0000 Protective Service Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010