Supervisors weigh new sheriff’s office hire

Monday, August 8, 2022

PLYMOUTH CO. — The decision to hire a full-time court security/special deputy was put on hold for a week by the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday, Aug. 2 meeting.

Plymouth County Sheriff Jeff TeBrink addressed the board about the new position following the recent retirement by Craig Bartolozzi. Bartolozzi, former county deputy, had been working part-time for the sheriff’s office serving in a courtroom security capacity.

In his presentation, TeBrink introduced Bartolozzi’s recommended replacement, Carl McIntrye, who has been working with the sheriff’s office part-time for the past year and a half.

McIntyre relocated to Le Mars to be closer to his wife, Janice’s family. He spent 30 years in law enforcement in Pennsylvania in various capacities and has also become certified in the State of Iowa.

“His main duties would be to provide court security,” TeBrink shared with the board. “Bartolozzi on average was working 25 hours a week in court security and would occasionally work up to 45 hours a week depending on the court trial. Carl would be on site for any jury trial, domestic abuse trials, protection order hearings, and occasionally a civil case when there’s tension between family members.”

When not on court security, TeBrink said it is his plan to have McIntyre assist with prisoner transports, as well as using him to fill shifts on the roads when the department is short handed.

The salary package presented to the board was $76,074.50, and included shift differential, insurance, FICA, IPERS, clothing allowance, and holiday bonus pay.

“I would like to table this for a week and decide how the money gets split up. Possibly the courthouse and General Fund can share the cost,” Supervisor Craig Anderson said.

Upon that recommendation and motion by Anderson, the board voted 4-1, with Supervisor Mike Van Otterloo casting the nay vote, to table action to the Aug. 9 meeting.

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