Delaware County Employee of the Month
April 2012

Christopher Matthews began his employment with Delaware County as a seasonal laborer at the Department of Public Works during the summers of 1998, 1999 and 2000.  In January 2001, Chris served at DPW as a Temporary Engineering Aide.  July 31, 2001, Chris was appointed GIS Technician for the Planning Department and also began serving as a per diem Corrections Officer on December 22, 2002.  On September 14, 2003, Chris chose to make a career change and accepted a full-time position as Corrections Officer.

Corrections Officer Matthews is assigned to the Monitoring System in the Correction Facility’s Control Room.  He also serves in the Intake area booking in prisoners and may be called upon to serve as Officer-In-Charge during his shift.  Chris likes how the legal system works and is confident and capable in dealing with high stress situations.

Chris has been an active member of the Delhi Fire Department.  He is classified as a Class A Interior Firefighter and serves on the Rapid Intervention Team, including working atop the aerial ladder.

Chris has a significant other, Jill Ogden, and a six year old son Gavin.  His parents are Robert and Susan Matthews.

According to the Sheriff, Chris is a “take charge, and get it done” kind of guy.  He is calm, cool and collected during a crisis; and quick to assume authority and solve problems as needed.  Chris is a valuable employee who can be counted upon to give his best effort and is always willing to expand his knowledge and responsibilities.

Congratulations, Chris, and thank you for a job well-done.