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“It is our mission is to deliver the skills and knowledge that significantly increase our staff's
on-the-job productivity and safety, thereby enhancing their contributions to the goals of the Oklahoma County Detention Center.”





Get to Know Us

At the Oklahoma County Detention Center, we take pride in being the top detention center in the state. Our Cadet Detention Academy is renowned for providing the best initial training to our officers, with over 200 hours of comprehensive instruction, followed by over 400 hours of on-the-job training.

We believe this level of training is essential to ensure that our officers are fully equipped to handle the demands of the job.

Our commitment to safety and security is unwavering, and we strive to provide a safe environment for both our staff and residents.


If you're looking to make a difference in your community, join our team today and become a part of something great.


Curious to know more? Click on the button below and learn about each available open position!

Meet the Team

The Training Academy of the Oklahoma County Detention Center comprises seasoned professionals with extensive experience and robust qualifications, collectively steering the organization into the future. With years of cumulative expertise, and backgrounds encompassing a diverse range of skills, the team is well-equipped to address the complex challenges within the criminal justice system. With a shared commitment to upholding the highest standards of safety, fairness, and accountability, the training academy team collaborates to implement innovative educational training to modernize the Detention Center's academy practices.


  • Comprehensive Training: Our Detention Academy offers a comprehensive 5-week training program with over 200 hours of vital training, with courses accredited by CLEET, OSU, and OKDHS, setting you up for success in your role. 

  • Uniforms and Gear: Experience the ease of getting ready for work - we provide uniforms and gear (excluding boots/footwear) to ensure you're equipped and ready for duty. 

  • Excellent Benefits: Secure your future with our excellent retirement plan that follows the rule of sixty with vesting after five years, and we offer 401(k)-style retirement plans, health, dental, vision, and life insurance, health savings and flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

  • Paid Time Off: Enjoy the flexibility of paid time off, allowing you to recharge and balance your work and personal life.

  • Military Leave: We honor and support our employees who serve in the military with designated military leave, providing the time and support needed for your service commitments.

  • Sick Leave: Your health and well-being matter. Benefit from sick leave, ensuring you have the necessary time to recover and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

  • Longevity Pay: Enjoy the benefits of longevity pay, rewarding your commitment and dedication to the Oklahoma County Detention Center.

  • Free Meals on Duty: Savor the convenience of complimentary meals while on duty, ensuring you're fueled and ready to perform at your best.

  • Quarterly Performance Bonuses: Recognizing and rewarding your hard work, we offer quarterly performance bonuses as an acknowledgment of your contributions to the team.

  • Recruitment Bonuses: Joining us comes with extra perks – earn recruitment bonuses for bringing your skills and expertise to our dynamic team.

  • Public Safety: Join us in the crucial mission of ensuring public safety. Become an integral part of our efforts to maintain a secure environment for the community we serve.

  • Personal Growth and Professional Development: Experience personal growth and continual professional development. We are committed to helping our team members enhance their skills and advance their careers.

  • Peace Officer Certification Opportunities: Unlock opportunities for peace officer certification, providing you with the necessary credentials to excel in your law enforcement career.

  • Making a Positive Impact: Be a force for positive change. Join a team dedicated to making a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and the community as a whole.

  • Helping Others: Embrace the rewarding experience of helping others. Your role with us goes beyond daily tasks; it's about making a difference in the lives of those we serve.

  • Culture Transformation: Be a driving force in transforming our organizational culture, contributing to a positive and inclusive work environment.

Join us not just for a job, but for a fulfilling career where you are valued, rewarded, and play a key role in shaping the future of our organization.


· Must be at least 18 years of age.

· Must have a minimum of a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.

· Must have a VALID driver's license.

· Must pass a thorough background check.

· Must complete Detention Academy (i.e., academics, physical training, defensive tactics, OC spray, etc.).


  • Maintain constant supervision and control of residents within the detention facility.

  • Conduct regular security checks, monitor surveillance systems, and ensure the secure confinement of residents.

  • Perform thorough searches of residents, cells, and common areas to prevent the possession of or access to unauthorized items or contraband.

  • Enforce facility rules and regulations, addressing rule violations and taking appropriate disciplinary actions.

  • Respond promptly and effectively to emergencies, including medical situations, disturbances, and fire incidents.

  • Administer first aid when necessary and assist in emergency response procedures. 

  • Document daily activities, incidents, and observations in clear and accurate reports. 

  • Maintain effective communication with fellow team members, supervisors, the public, and residents. 

  • Handle crisis situations and disturbances, employing de-escalation techniques to maintain order. 

  • Interact with residents in a professional and respectful manner, addressing concerns and providing information with the scope of policies. 

  • Actively participate in ongoing training programs to enhance skills and stay current with policies and procedures. 

  • Work collaboratively with other detention officers, law enforcement agencies, and support staff. 

  • Oversee resident activities, ensuring compliance with established guidelines and facilitating rehabilitative programs. 

  • Safely deliver meals, clothing, mail, and other approved items to residents, following established protocols.

  • Contribute to the safe and orderly detention environment, promoting a culture of respect and accountability. 

  • Ability to work effectively in a loud environment, demonstrating resilience and focus amid distracting and noisy conditions. 

  • Availability to work on shifts days, nights, weekends, holidays, or other special shifts.

  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods, lift, squat, bend, and climb stairs.

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