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Sofia Cox
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Professional Summary

Accomplished and energetic Deputy with a solid history of achievement in Law Enforcement. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include Logistics, Situational Awareness, Using common sense and respect to motivate fellow deputies, and always having an excellent relationship with immediate supervisors. 
Very good at realizing we have a job to do and it should be done with professionalism.  It doesn't matter what religion, political affiliation, or lack of either someone adheres to.  Everyone should be treated respectfully, without bias, or prejudice. We are all brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement. The most important thing is we stay safe and we all go home at the end of the day...

Skills
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Negotiation
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Psychology
  • Persuasion
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Coordination
  • Time Management
  • Active Learning
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Instructing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Transportation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Equipment Maintenance
Experience
Deputy Court Staging Jan 2010Present Polk County Sheriff Des Moines, IA
  • Escort prisoners to and from courthouse and maintain custody of prisoners during court proceedings.
  • Transport or escort prisoners and defendants en route to courtrooms, prisons or jails, attorneys' offices, or medical facilities.
  • Manage jail operations and tend to jail inmates.
  • Patrol and guard courthouses, grand jury rooms, or assigned areas to provide security, enforce laws, maintain order, and arrest violators.
  • Screen persons entering courthouse using magnetometers, x-ray machines, and other devices to collect and retain unauthorized firearms and other contraband.
  • Provide security by patrolling interior and exterior of courthouse and escorting judges and other court employees.
  • Enforce courtroom rules of behavior and warn persons not to smoke or disturb court procedure.
  • Maintain order in courtroom during trial and guard jury from outside contact.
  • Report need for police or medical assistance to sheriff's office.
  • Announce entrance of judge.
  • Making and updating court schedule for in custody inmates.
  • Training new deputies on proper procedure and handling of inmate transports.
  • Occasionally put in charge (in Sergeants absence ) of keeping track of inmates going to and returning from court.
Deputy Jul 2005Present Praire Meadows Casino Altoona, IA
  • Investigate illegal or suspicious activities.
  • Verify that the proper legal charges have been made against law offenders.
  • Execute arrest warrants, locating and taking persons into custody.
  • Notify patrol units to take violators into custody or to provide needed assistance or medical aid.
  • Circulate among visitors, patrons, or employees to preserve order and protect property.
  • Answer alarms and investigate disturbances.
Deputy New Jail Nov 2008Dec 2009 Polk County Sheriff Des Moines, IA
  • Mainly assigned to booking on 3rd Watch as the only Deputy on the shift.
  • Trained new Detention Officers on how to properly receive fresh arrests.
  • Trained new Detention Officers on how to properly book fresh arrests
  • Trained new Detention Officers when and when not to use force on aggravated new arrests.
  • Process or book convicted individuals into prison.
  • Supervise and coordinate work of other correctional service officers.
  • Provide to supervisors oral and written reports of the quality and quantity of work performed by inmates, inmate disturbances and rule violations, and unusual occurrences.
  • Counsel inmates and respond to legitimate questions, concerns, and requests.
  • Drive passenger vehicles and trucks used to transport inmates to other institutions, courtrooms, hospitals, and work sites.
  • Issue clothing, tools, and other authorized items to inmates.
Deputy Main Jail Jan 2006Oct 2008 Polk County Sheriff Des Moines, IA
  • Was considered an exceptional deputy to have working on a Friday or Saturday evening as the only male officer in booking.
  • Could be counted on to complete all task without direct supervision including, but now limited to: Do all pat-downs, inventory and put away all property, book in numerous new arrests, feed all segregated inmates, shower all segregated inmates.
  • Used sound judgment when using force and completing all the proper reports.
  • Conduct head counts to ensure that each prisoner is present.
  • Monitor conduct of prisoners in housing unit, or during work or recreational activities, according to established policies, regulations, and procedures, to prevent escape or violence.
  • Inspect conditions of locks, window bars, grills, doors, and gates at correctional facilities to ensure security and help prevent escapes.
  • Record information, such as prisoner identification, charges, and incidences of inmate disturbance, and keep daily logs of prisoner activities.
  • Search prisoners and vehicles and conduct shakedowns of cells for valuables and contraband, such as weapons or drugs.
  • Use weapons, handcuffs, and physical force to maintain discipline and order among prisoners.
  • Inspect mail for the presence of contraband.
  • Maintain records of prisoners' identification and charges.
  • Process or book convicted individuals into prison.
  • Settle disputes between inmates.
  • Supervise and coordinate work of other correctional service officers.
  • Provide to supervisors oral and written reports of the quality and quantity of work performed by inmates, inmate disturbances and rule violations, and unusual occurrences.
  • Participate in required job training.
  • Serve meals, distribute commissary items, and dispense prescribed medication to prisoners.
  • Counsel inmates and respond to legitimate questions, concerns, and requests.
  • Use nondisciplinary tools and equipment such as a computer.
  • Assign duties to inmates, providing instructions as needed.
  • Investigate crimes that have occurred within an institution, or assist police in their investigations of crimes and inmates.
  • Issue clothing, tools, and other authorized items to inmates.
  • Arrange daily schedules for prisoners including library visits, work assignments, family visits, and counseling appointments.
  • Trained several new officers how to do all of the previous listed job duties properly.
Deputy Interim Jail May 2003Dec 2007 Polk County Sheriff Des Moines, IA
  • After only a short time, was made responsible for being in charge of Intake on 3rd Watch.
  • Coordinated the transferring of overflow inmates from the Main Jail.
  • Responsible for readying the transportation of inmates out of county which would include up to several dozen at a time.  This was often done by only myself.
  • Conduct head counts to ensure that each prisoner is present.
  • Monitor conduct of prisoners in housing unit, or during work or recreational activities, according to established policies, regulations, and procedures, to prevent escape or violence.
  • Inspect conditions of locks, window bars, grills, doors, and gates at correctional facilities to ensure security and help prevent escapes.
  • Record information, such as prisoner identification, charges, and incidences of inmate disturbance, and keep daily logs of prisoner activities.
  • Search prisoners and vehicles and conduct shakedowns of cells for valuables and contraband, such as weapons or drugs.
  • Use weapons, handcuffs, and physical force to maintain discipline and order among prisoners.
  • Inspect mail for the presence of contraband.
  • Maintain records of prisoners' identification and charges.
  • Settle disputes between inmates.
  • Supervise and coordinate work of other correctional service officers.
  • Conduct fire, safety, and sanitation inspections.
  • Provide to supervisors oral and written reports of the quality and quantity of work performed by inmates, inmate disturbances and rule violations, and unusual occurrences.
  • Participate in required job training.
  • Serve meals, distribute commissary items, and dispense prescribed medication to prisoners.
  • Counsel inmates and respond to legitimate questions, concerns, and requests.
  • Drive passenger vehicles and trucks used to transport inmates to other institutions, courtrooms, hospitals, and work sites.
  • Use nondisciplinary tools and equipment such as a computer.
  • Assign duties to inmates, providing instructions as needed.
  • Investigate crimes that have occurred within an institution, or assist police in their investigations of crimes and inmates.
  • Issue clothing, tools, and other authorized items to inmates.
  • Arrange daily schedules for prisoners including library visits, work assignments, family visits, and counseling appointments.
Education
Law Enforcement Jun 2004 Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Des Moines, IA
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Previous Companies:

  • Polk County Sheriff
  • Praire Meadows Casino

Previous Job Positions:

  • Deputy Court Staging
  • Deputy
  • Deputy New Jail
  • Deputy Main Jail
  • Deputy Interim Jail

Schools:

  • Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

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