May 7 through May 13 is National Correctional Officers Week.
Former President Ronald Reagan established this week in 1984 when he saw the need to recognize their contribution to society.
The Sioux County Jail handles nearly 1,100 arrestees booked into the jail each year; our jail averages nearly 33 inmates per day.
Our Correctional Officers handle many tasks ranging from daily inmate care, keeping the jail staff and inmates secure, managing inmate medications, serving meals each day and keeping our jail clean.
To the men and women who work in the jail and see the side of those who are arrested at the Sioux County Sheriff’s Jail, we thank you; it’s one of the toughest, unseen jobs in public safety. I get to brag a bit ; Sioux County has one of the best groups that gets the job done safely with very little notice or thanks.
(*Not pictured: Correctional Officer Gage Klein, Jail Kitchen: Theresa Solsma, Brenda Snieder.)
Thank you for all that you do.
~Sheriff Jamie Van Voorst