Meet Your Detention Center
Benjamin McNeese has many years’ experience as an employee of the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.
After working for 10 years, he left in 2000. He came back
in 2007, so he has a total of 21 years with the agency.
He first decided to work in the detention center after the manufacturing plant where he was working shut down.
“I figured I’d try to be a corrections officer,” he said.
McNeese said he doesn’t like to sit still and his position offers him a chance to move around.
“I actually move around a whole lot,” he said. “You’ve got to keep your eye on the detainees. That keeps me in pretty good shape, moving up and down those steps.”
When he’s off, McNeese said it would be rare for anyone to catch him just sitting in a chair at home.
“I get out and move around a lot,” he said. “I call it ‘getting fresh air.’”