National Correctional Officer Week – May 5-11

Sioux County Correctional Officers have the difficult and often dangerous assignment of ensuring the custody, safety and well-being of the inmates in our jail. Their position is essential to the day-to-day operations of this institution; without them, it would be impossible to achieve the foremost institutional goals of security and control. The correctional officers here deal with an average inmate population of 31 inmates a month, 815 bookings into our jail which include 683 arrests from area law enforcement agencies and Sioux County Deputies.

Historically, correctional officers have been viewed as “guards,” occupying isolated and misunderstood positions in prisons and jails. In recent years, the duties of these officers have become increasingly complex and demanding. They are called upon to fill simultaneously, custodial, supervisory, and counseling roles. The professionalism, dedication, and courage exhibited by these officers throughout the performance of these demanding and often conflicting roles deserve our utmost respect. The important work of our Correctional Officers often does not receive the recognition from the public it deserves. It is appropriate that we honor the many contributions and accomplishments of these men and women who are a vital component of the field of corrections.

I can’t say enough good about our Correctional Officers (CO); from Commander De Jong to the newest hire, I want to express how very much I value and appreciate the quality work ethic EACH of them bring to our agency. Please join me in recognizing and appreciating our Sioux County Public Safety Center Jail staff:
~ Sheriff Jamie Van Voorst

Commander D. De Jong
Lt. C. Dibbet
Sgt. B. De Boer
Cpl. E. Biezuns
Cpl. A. Dekker
CO A. Spaans
CO A. Garcia
CO A. VanDonkelaar
CO B. Stange
CO B. Henrichs
CO B. Gaeta
CO/Jail Kitchen B. Sneider
CO J. Hunt
CO/Jail Kitchen J. Evers
CO K. Tomoson
CO K. De Boer
CO L. VandeKieft
CO P. Caldera-Garcia
CO R. Gradert
CO R. Frederes
Jail Kitchen T. Solsma
CO T. Croonquist