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Several promoted to manage new county jail

| Thursday, January 9, 2003 12:00 a.m

KITTANNING — An increase in staff, several promotions and a newly created deputy warden position will help to better manage the county’s new jail, according to Armstrong County Commissioner Homer Crytzer.

That facility in Rayburn Township is expected to be completed and ready for use sometime in March and the personnel changes were made in conjunction with the move, he said.

The captain at the jail, David Hogue, has been appointed to the new deputy warden position, second in rank to Warden Bill Laughner, and one of four lieutenants, Matt Roofner, replaces Hogue as captain. The promotions became effective Jan. 1.

Shawn Crytzer, Sheila Rosenberger and Scott Graham continue as lieutenants with the fourth lieutenant position expected to be filled from within the ranks of guards at the jail. In addition to the management staff, there are currently 17 full-time guards employed.

“It improves the overall management of the jail which was OK before but better now,” said Crytzer. “The more staff we have the better they will be able to do their job.

“(The promotions) were well thought out and well planned.”

Crytzer was pleased with the addition of the deputy warden position to the jail staff and with Hogue as the choice. Other than filling in for the warden, the exact duties of the position are still being determined.

“It takes some of the pressure off the warden, he won’t be on call all the time when he’s off duty,” said Crytzer. “There will be management on duty around the clock now.

“Deputy Warden Hogue was the man for the job. He has all the proper training.”

Hogue becomes the first permanent deputy warden in Armstrong County. The position is in line with staffing at other county jails.

“The changes fulfill the management needs of the jail and establishes a better chain of command,” said Hogue. “More staff means more management issues and this takes care of that.

“There is so much ahead of us at the new jail. If we take extra time and extra effort at first, we’ll have a better, safer and well-managed jail.”

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