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Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility is to protect the public from people who pose a threat to society. Our mission is accomplished by operating a safe, secure, and humane facility that is in compliance with state and federal law, as well as the American Correctional Association standards. Our employees are highly trained professionals and will uphold ethically sound behavior at all times.

Motto: Pride, Performance, Professionalism.

About the Facility

The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility, located in Central Falls, RI, is operated by the Central Falls Detention Facility Corporation (CFDFC). It is a quasi-public corporation governed by a five-member Board of Directors appointed by the Mayor of Central Falls. The Board, in turn, appoints an administrator of the corporation who is responsible for overseeing the management and overall operation of the corporation and the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility.

The Facility operates at maximum security providing housing for up to 730 adult male and up to 40 adult female detainees and is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA). During the most recent re-accreditation audit, the Facility received a 100% rating on all mandatory and non-mandatory ACA standards.

Regular inspections of the Facility are conducted by various oversight agencies including the United States Marshals Service, Quality Assurance Reviews and Rhode Island Department of Public Health among others.

Detainees housed within the facility are in the custody of the United States Marshals Service’s various jurisdictions including, but not limited to: Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. The facility also houses detainees who are in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, United States Navy, and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe.


The Donald W. Wyatt Detention facility is looking for a candidate to fill the Investigator position.  Ideal candidate will report directly to the Director and will conduct staff and detainee interviews and investigations, reporting as assigned to the Director of the Professional Standards Unit (PSU). 



  • To conduct staff and detainee interviews;
  • To conduct internal investigations referred to the PSU by the Warden;
  • To assist with and/or lead searches or related activities engaged by security staff;
  • To develop and disseminate intelligence;
  • To ensure that evidence is properly identified, collected, analyzed and stored;
  • To review detainee population, monitor and make recommendations regarding designation of security risk group members;
  • To coordinate internal activities with law enforcement agencies;
  • To review telephone conversations as directed by the PSU Director or in response to a subpoena;
  • To maintain log books and files;
  • To conduct periodic rounds within the facility;
  • To do related work as required.



  • Responding to emergency situations quickly, calmly and decisively;
  • Observing situations and recalling facts;
  • Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Maintaining records and preparing reports;
  • Identifying normal and abnormal patterns in behavior;
  • Interview/Interrogation techniques;
  • Analyzing and correlating data from multiple sources;
  • Interacting with people of varied social, economic and cultural backgrounds.


Education, Training and Experience:

A high school diploma or G.E.D certificate is required; an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field is preferred; a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field is desired.

Training in the techniques of interview/interrogation; basic techniques utilized in the identification,  collection and preservation of evidence.

Experience such as may have been gained through considerable employment as a law enforcement/corrections officer, service in the military or other investigative field. Experience as detective and/or investigator is preferred.

Or any combination of education, training and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education, training and experience.


Interested candidates may apply by submitting their resume with a cover letter to Maggie Ramos, Human Resource Director, Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility 950 High Street, Central Falls RI, 02863 or Submission deadline is October 21, 2016.


Please forward resumes to:

Fax: 401-721-0454

Wyatt Detention Facility

Human Resources Department

950 High Street

Central Falls, RI 02863

CLOSING DATE: EOD on 10-21-2016


Medical Staff Positions Available

  • Register Nurse - Per Diem

  • Licensed Practical Nurse - Per Diem

  • Medication Aide - Per Diem

Schedule determined by the Health Services Administrator.  Please submit a cover letter and resume by September 30, 2016 to: Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility, Human Resource Department, 950 High Street, Central Falls, RI 02863, or you may e-mail your cover letter and resume to or submit via fax to 401-721-0454. EOE M/F/D/V


Contacting the Facility

Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility
950 High Street
Central Falls, RI 02863-1506

General Information: 401-729-1190
Fax: 401-729-1194

Human Resources

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