Two St. Louis County Jail Employees Recognized as 'Best in the State'

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Two St. Louis County Jail Employees Recognized as 'Best in the State'

September 26, 2012 Updated Sep 26, 2012 at 3:58 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- The Minnesota Sheriff's Association has honored two St. Louis County Jail staff members as the best in the state.

Mary Roling, the Program Coordinator for the St. Louis County Jail has been named Programmer of the year, while Corrections Sergeant and Field Training Officer Commander, Jessica Pete, received the Tom Reid Excellence in Training Award.

The honors were announced earlier in September at the 30th annual Jail Administrators' Conference in Brainerd.

Roling has worked for the Sheriff's Office since 2004. Roling earned praise for managing inmates despite over-crowding issues, as well as coordinating a variety of activites including education programs to increase their chances for success once they return to society.

Pete joined the Sheriff's Office in 2003. Pete has implemented increased training for jail staff who serve as trainers to new staff. She's also updated training processes to increase what's being done at the main jail, as well as the two Range facilities.

"Mary and Jessica are two quality employess who exemplify our mission statement of serving our country with professionalism and pride," said Sheriff Ross Litman.

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