The Comanche County Detention Center has various job categories that are required to operate and maintain the facility, such as security, food service, clerical and medical. The Comanche County Detention Center is committed to hiring only the best qualified applicants for these positions.

Current job descriptions:


Detention Officer:

Requirements for Detention Officer:

· Must be 21 years of age
· Must have either a high school diploma or GED
· Possess a valid driver's license
· Must have never been convicted of a felony or violent misdemeanor
· Must undergo a drug screen
· Must undergo a background check

Job Description for Detention Officer:

Officers will be required to perform all duties that are associated with maintaining security of the facility and the safeguarding of inmates assigned to the Detention Center. These duties include, but are not limited to, accountability of inmates, transportation, roving patrols, searches of living areas, issuing supplies, serving meals, and in-processing new receptions.


Paid medical, dental and life insurance.
Short and long term disability.
40 hours paid vacation every six months.
8 hours sick leave every month.
Uniforms and equipment issued at no cost to the employee.
State Retirement System.
Nationwide Savings Plan.
Current salary is $1,907.00 monthly.


Click here for a fillable, paper application


Applications can be mailed to or dropped off in person to:

Comanche County Detention Center
Sandy Macdonald
315 SW 5th Street
Lawton, Oklahoma 73501