Being a Corrections Officer with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office is highly intensive work in the safekeeping of prisoners in custody. A Corrections Officer is responsible for protecting the well-being of the public, staff, and prisoners, including meals, health and compliance to rules of conduct. It can be a very rewarding career.
Supervision is provided by Jail Supervisors, Sheriff Murphy, and supplemented by periodic jail inspections, but Corrections Officers generally work independently in the performance of scheduled function.
Examples of work performed by Corrections Officers:
1. Admittance and release of inmates to/from the Allen County Jail
2. Exercise immediate supervision over prisoners in their quarters and at meals
3. Keep watch for signs and sickness or injury of prisoners
4. Summon medical assistance when required
5. Prepares and maintains appropriate jail and inmate records and accounts
6. Serve meals and issue bedding and clothing as needed
7. Supervise and participate in the maintenance of the jail facility
8. Collect and record receipts of prisoner bonds
9. Perform related duties as required
10. Physical compliance procedures and self defense
Deputy Mike Jewell began his law enforcement career as a Corrections Officer at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility in 2006. In 2010 Jewell joined the Cheney Police Department where he served until 2013. While serving with the Cheney Police Department, Jewell earned the rank of Senior Patrolman. Jewell left the Cheney Police Department and worked as the City Marshal for Le Roy until joining the Allen County Sheriff’s Office in 2014. In June of 2016, Deputy Jewell assumed the role of Jail Administrator.
Lisa Sears began her law enforcement career as a Corrections Officer with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office in January 2015. Prior to serving in law enforcement, Sears worked for the United States Postal Service.
Martin Schoemaker began has law enforcement career as a Corrections Officer with the Neosho County Sheriff’s Office in 2013. Schoemaker served the Neosho County Sheriff’s Office until joining the Allen County Sheriff’s Office in June 2014. Prior to entering law enforcement, Schoemaker served in various factory work roles.
Doug Krogh began his law enforcement career as a Corrections Officer with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office in August 2015. Prior to joining the Allen County Sheriff’s Office Krogh served as a combat medic for the United States Army from 2006-2008 and worked in private security from 2008-2015.
Tanner Porter began his law enforcement career as a Corrections Officer for the Allen County Sheriff’s Office in September 2015. Porter is currently studying Criminal Justice at Allen Community College.