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Security Superisor

Valrico, Florida, United States
May 19, 2017

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John Orton

Valrico, FL *****(518-***-****) •


Resourceful professional offering extensive background in corrections and law enforcement; strong investigatory skills with ability to monitor and manage crowds and resolve conflicts using calm, respectful demeanor.

Key Strengths

Security Assessment • Operations Management • Crowd Control • Strong Communication Skills • Problem Solving / Troubleshooting • Interviewing / Surveillance • Customer Service • Recordkeeping • Staff Training / Mentoring

● Analytical and highly perceptive contributor with track record of excellence as Correctional Officer and Peace Officer, consistently maintaining safe and secure environments.

● Talent for building productive, trustful relationships with correctional and law enforcement colleagues, superior officers, and prison inmates, as well as general public. Ability to lead or serve as valued team player.

● Ability to conduct investigations through interviews with victims and witnesses and recommend consequences based on findings. Licensed to carry firearms and CPR / First Aid certified. Good health and physically fit.



Correctional Officer – Mount McGregor and Great Meadow Correctional Facilities

Monitored and managed large groups in maximum- and median-security prison settings, ensuring that inmates followed rules and procedures. Investigated crimes by interviewing inmates and staff and appropriate actions.

•Maintained superb crowd control of highly volatile population through meticulous attention-to-detail and adherence to rules / regulations, along with demonstrating fairness, but firmness in dealings with inmates.

•Manned prison towers to identify / intervene in escapes and altercations. Gained experience in investigating range of crimes, such as assaults, rapes, theft, and drug use / selling.

•Built solid foundation for dealing with people, learning to use eye contact and calm, persuasive manner, along with firm tone with inmates to minimize or avoid problems. Managed up to 300 inmates in medium-security environment with one other officer and 68 inmates in maximum-security setting, operating alone.

•Supervised and trained new officers coming in to the department.

•Served on Board of Directors for New York State Department of Corrections Union and Council 82 Union.


Served with distinction in several earlier positons.

Andy Frain, Tampa Florida - Supervised security officers to maintained secure and safe environment for

visitors of special events

Peace Officer, Lake George Government, NY – Maintained safe and security environment for residents and visitors, enforcing laws, investigating alleged crimes, and making arrests. Cultivated trustful relationships with colleagues and general public.

•Owner / Operator, John’s Landscaping and Trucking – Performed all operations for small business, including financial planning, invoicing and accounts payable, and business development.

•Owner / Operator, Johnny O’s – Managed restaurant and bar establishment, ensuring high quality service and safe / healthy environment for patrons and staff.


CPR and First Aid Certified

Full range of Correctional, Law Enforcement, and Firearm Training

Licensed, Concealed Carrying of Firearm, New York and Florida

Diploma, Brushton Moira High School, NY


Volunteer Fireman / Officer, City of Brushton, NY (former)

Volunteer, Boy Scouts (former) & Member, Elks Club (former)

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