5413-Prison Officers

Job Title: 

Prison Officers

Job Description: 

Prison officers watch over and maintain order among inmates of prisons, reformatories or penitentiaries.


Tasks include:

  • searching arriving prisoners, putting their valuables in safekeeping, escorting prisoners to cells and locking them in
  • making periodic inspection tours of cells and inspecting and maintaining the security of locks, windows, doors and gates
  • supervising prisoners at work, meals or during recreation periods
  • observing the conduct and behaviour of prisoners to prevent disturbances and escapes
  • patrolling prison areas to prevent escape
  • assisting with the implementation of rehabilitation programmes
  • escorting prisoners in transit and during temporary leaves
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Prison warden

Specific Occupations: 

Prison officer

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore