Sulger began employment with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office as
a temporary, per diem Corrections Officer on June 26, 2005. On
September 11, 2005, he was permanently appointed as full time
Corrections Officer. Shawn was promoted to Corrections Sergeant on
February 16, 2014.
has demonstrated a strong sense of ownership of his assigned
responsibilities and willingness to take on additional challenges.
He can be counted on to give his upmost cooperation to supervisors
and fellow employees and has earned the reputation as a role model
and “go-to-person” for his comprehension of complex issues,
especially those in the jail’s classification system.
classification system is very time consuming and complex, and
mastering it requires patience, focus and attention to detail. He
provides valuable information for making housing assignments,
identifying possible behavioral issues and facilitates an awareness
of physical and mental health concerns. Recently, the Head Nurse
expressed her appreciation for the manner in which Shawn
consistently prepares insightful and complete documentation which is
helpful to her when dealing with medical issues.
was instrumental in revamping the jail’s classification system with
the NYS Commission of Corrections and his work has been recognized
as a standard of excellence in the industry and one which other
facilities would do well to emulate.
Although, on occasion, Shawn works in the housing unit, he is
primarily assigned to Central Control and Intake. He has shown
exceptional skill in performing the lengthy inmate review process
which includes gathering criminal histories, incident and special
reports, medical and mental health information, etc. Shawn has the
ability to gain the cooperation of a wide variety of people, even
those who are often experiencing extreme anxiety. Recognizing that
his documentation may impact the decisions and actions made by
others, Shawn completes his assignments with keen attention to
detail. Detailed documentation is very important because jail logs
are retained perpetually and may be referenced whenever a liability
issue may arise.
Shawn likes most about his job is the challenge of keeping
everything running smoothly and in an organized manner.
and his wife have children in school. His hobbies include reading
Sergeant Sulger is an asset to the smooth running of the jail
because he is one of the first to interact with the inmates. He is
polite, yet authoritative, and aware that his decorum sets the tone
by which our facility is judged.
you, Shawn, for a job well done.