MARCH 2019

I am pleased to acknowledge the selection of DEPUTY SHERIFF JAMES SCHOLTZ as Employee of the Month for March 2019.

Throughout the years, Deputy Scholtz has voluntarily and quietly taken on numerous projects to support the operations of our agency. Most recently, Deputy Scholtz has stepped up to assist the ERT and Mobile Field Force Teams by conducting individual performance and fit tests on all gas masks. In addition to being one of the few, if not only, employees with the knowledge and capability to properly complete such inspections, Deputy Scholtz has immense proficiency in repairing and maintaining the equipment. When Deputy Scholtz began fit tests, he was instrumental in ensuring a new and appropriate inspection machine was obtained.

Supervisors state Deputy Scholtz is quick to address and find practical solutions to issues that arise on a daily basis. When the silent alarm at the main Family Court magnetometer failed to activate at the first floor security desk, Deputy Scholtz examined the equipment and determined the source of the malfunction to be an inactive battery. Although the particular type of battery needed was not available for immediate replacement, Deputy Scholtz brought in a spare from home in effort to have the alarm in prompt working condition.

From re-filling and replacing the medical oxygen tanks in the Family Division, to removing broken keys from holding cell locks, Deputy Scholtz accomplishes each duty from behind the scenes, seeking little fanfare. Deputy Scholtz demonstrates an impressive dedication to the Sheriff’s Office and is considered by supervisors to be a well-respected, knowledgeable and driven asset to our agency.

In recognition, Deputy Scholtz will be granted one full day off work, as long as no overtime is incurred. Please join me in congratulating Deputy Scholtz on a job exceptionally well done.