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Sarpy County appoints new Corrections Director

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Posted at 8:06 PM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 21:08:01-04

John M. Hubbard will become Sarpy County's new corrections director in September, the county Board of Commissioners announced Friday.

Hubbard, deputy director of the Douglas County Department of Corrections, has more than 36 years of experience in the field of corrections, including 22 years in senior corrections leadership — twice serving as Interim Director of Corrections in Douglas County. The Papillion resident was selected from more than 30 applicants from across the nation.

“John is an expert in correctional facility operations and will be a strong leader in transitioning the County to a Corrections Department and addressing the issues of jail overcrowding that we are facing,” said Commissioner Jim Warren in a statement from the Sarpy County Board of Commissioners.

Hubbard, whose appointment will be effective Sept. 5, said he's "looking forward to the challenges of building the Corrections Department in the growing community of Sarpy County.

"I thank the County Board of Commissioners and County Administrator Dan Hoins for their support and confidence in me.”