Detention Officers are responsible for the total safety and security of the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center (LEDC) which includes staff, contract personnel, visitors, and inmates. Policies and procedures have been established to provide direction to Detention Officers to guarantee this expectation. Detention Officers are responsible for the direct supervision of inmates and preserving their personal rights while incarcerated. This includes but is not limited to: providing safety and security inside a housing dorm, processing new intakes, maintaining court documents, serving meals, and escorting inmates and/or visitors. Detention Officers must be able to think independently and maintain a level of professionalism, firmness and tact when dealing with a diverse inmate population. Training is provided to all Detention Officers in order to prepare for the hazards of law enforcement work.