Shout Outs - This page is dedicated to our achievements as a department and through our many employees who volunteer throughout the county. We will also list our new hires and promotions.
Please join us in congratulation these hard working people.
Corrections Officer Amy Schmit was promoted to Corrections Sergeant on January 16th.
Corrections Sergeant Scott Lehman was promoted to Corrections Lieutenant on January 16th. (not pictured).
After 37 years of dedicated service to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Lt Dave Weske will be formally retiring on January 13, 2014. Lt Weske has been an advocate for both the Sheriff's office, Jail and the inmate population during his years of service.
He strongly believes that everyone has the potential to change their circumstances for the better if they sincerely want to make the effort. He realizes that sometimes they just need to be given the resources and motivation to make the best of themselves.
Lt Weske's experience and "people" skills will be missed, along with the positive attitude he displayed daily. We all wish him the best in the next phase of his life as he enjoys time with family and friends.
New Corrections Officer
Congratulations to Michael Huber Jr. He was hired on December 19, 2013 as a Corrections Officer.
Good Luck in your new career!
Meet Our New Communications Officers
Officer Angela Soyk was hired on 9/19/13 and
Officer Kelly Grohall was hired on 10/23/13.
Welcome Officer Soyk and Officer Grohall we extend to them much success in their new endeavor!
Jail Staff Wins First Place
The Washington County Jail staff entered a decorated tree in the Festival of Trees. This was sponsored by the Washington County Humane Society. Our Jail Staff tree took First Place! Congratulations!
3 Graduate Academy
Three new Corrections Officers have successfully completed the Fox Valley Technical College Corrections Recruit Academy.
The recruits are (from left to right):
Jordan Phelps ~ Anita Kohlhagen ~ Beth Vaughn
Friends of Basic Education Award
Moraine Park Technical College Recognizes Lt. Dave Weske for his work with the Adult Basic Education Program
Moraine Park Technical College held its General Educational Development (GED) and High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) graduation ceremony on June 13, 2013 at its Fond du Lac campus.
As part of the ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of GED/HSED graduates, Lt. Dave Weske of the Washington County Jail was presented with the Friends of Basic Education Award.
The award was presented to Lt. Weske for his work with assisting inmate students and encouraging them during tough times. He was instrumental in the success of transporting inmate students to attend career awareness sessions on campus in hopes of them attending classes once they are released.
Lt. Weske has served with the Washington County Jail since 1977.
Congratulations Lt. Weske!
Tough Mudders ~
This year marks the 2nd year Correctional Officers from the Washington County Jail have participated in the Tough Mudder event. As you may have heard, the Tough Mudder event is one of the toughest events on the planet with events taking place all over the world in the United States, Canada, Asia, Australia, South Africa, Mexico and New Zealand. This event consists of a 10-12 mile course with 16 varying obstacles designed by British Special Forces. The obstacles are designed to test your stamina, mental grit and strength. The obstacles involve 10,000 volts of electricity, ice cold water pits, 12-foot high walls to climb over, fire to jump over, 15+ feet high plank to jump off of and anything else that will test you mentally and physically. Tough Mudder is not a race but an event about comradeship, teamwork and would be very difficult to do on your own as you will need a boost up the 12-foot high Berlin Walls and maybe a little encouragement to crawl through the 10,000 volts of the Electric Eel obstacle.
Proceeds from the Tough Mudder events raised over $5 million dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project which helps soldiers returning from the battle field with combat stress recovery, counseling, adaptive sports programs and employment services.
Participants for 2012 and 2013 from the Washington County Jail were:
John Julson #208
Amy Schmit #257
Christina King #261
Andrea Bryant #231
Andy Graper #270
We are all very proud to have participated and finished Tough Mudder as a team and to be a part of what Tough Mudder stands for. See you in 2014.
Submitted by Correctional Officer Andrea Bryant