Ms. Rhonda R. Lewis

100 Lipscombe Lane

Columbia, SC  29229

(803) 727-0581 

  Objective: Seeking a challenging Administrative Support Position in a county or government agency where strong organizational skills can be used effectively and become easily adaptable at working all levels of supervision.

 Professional Profile: An accomplished Law Enforcement, Administrative, Human Resource and Correction Officer Professional with a combined 25 years of supervisory and management experience. Successfully met all quality standards for services and responsibilities. Very dependable and conscientious in accomplishing the best possible results.

 Education and Training:

Southern Wesleyan University, Central, SC

Business Administration

Bachelors of Science Degree, GPA 3.33, December, 2011

Strength Includes:         

  • Leadership
  • Punctual
  • Project Planer
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Honest and Ethical
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Decision-making
  • Human Resource


Corrections/Program Coordinator /Recruiter/Classification                                 05/2000 – Present

Effectively plans and organizes work activities and prioritizes tasks, goals and special assignments in a timely manner. Develop inmates’ programs, organizes schedules, monitoring and tracking inmates participation and recidivism to maintain accountability stats for compiling reports. Performs data entry of arrest information, conducting record checks for past arrest history, outstanding warrants and alerts, maintaining daily logs of events, activities and report writing. Draft letters, memos, and other correspondence; mail outgoing mail, maintain files and special correspondence. Keep informed of department operating polices and regulations to interpret and explain them effectively in response to inquiries from individuals within and outside agencies. Intelligently watched over inmates, managed and direct inmates activities and recognizes when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. 

Correction Officer I                                                                                             08/1999 – 04/2000

Assigned SMU (Special Management Officer) officer for high level security inmates. Conducted metal and x-ray detection of individuals and materials before entering facilities, performing necessary searches for weapons and contraband, and completing reports.  Oversaw individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in jail or prison. Escorted inmates to schedule their appointments and maintained daily written and verbal inquiries, concerns, complaints and request for assistance in areas of responsibility according to policy and procedures. Fostered positive behaviors and implemented positive change. Responded to facility, medical emergencies, inmate assaults and disruptive security incidents and render care and assistance as required. Received and responded to written and verbal inquires, concerns, complaints and request for assistance in areas of responsibility according to policy and procedure.

Detention Deputy                                                                                                 01/1990 – 08/1999

Provided direct and remote supervision of inmates monitoring of them until their release or processing into general population of the facility. Conducted frequent checks for evidence of unauthorized activities and infractions of rules, respond to situations and document accordingly. Responded to and dispatching to back up (emergency) calls for assistance for medical, inmate disturbance or assault on officer calls utilizing visual and audio monitoring touch screen equipment. Control inmate movements on elevators and hallways throughout the facility, responsible for accepting charging paperwork from arresting officer’s ensuring that all paperwork is complete and accurate. Data entry into the Jail Management System of arrest information with accuracy and proficiency, responsible for intake procedures to include: pat and strip searching all arrest detainees, taking of mug shots and fingerprinting as required by guideline for verification by local, State and Federal agencies. Successfully provided security for the country/city work release Program. Check work release inmates in and out of the facility/ security checks on site. Received payments for daily housing fees set forth by Work Release Administrators. Maintained security and custody of volatile and violent inmates. Document program violations and report escapes. Transport inmates to courts and other facilities as required.


Management Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Promotes safety as a core value of the organization and keeps situation in perspective. 

  Maintains composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.


  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, writing, editing, providing leadership techniques, and effective movement coordination of people and resources.


  • Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits.

 Technical Experience:  Proficient at Microsoft Office, Jail Management System (JMS) and Record Management System (RMS), National Crime Information Center (NCIC), fax machine, typing and calculators.


 Basic Jail Certification, 2001

  • Basic Correction Certificate, 1999
  • Basic Jail Certification, 1990
  • Objective Inmate Classification 2014


Honors and Awards:

 Officer Correctional Officer of the Year, 2012

  • Special Project Service Awards, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 
  • ID#: 90731
  • Location: Columbia, SC , 29229

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