Hutchinson Correctional Facility Names New Chief of Security
Van Hoose began his employment with the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) in March, 1983 as a corrections officer assigned to the Segregation Unit at HCF. During the past 30 years he has worked in all areas of the facility and its satellite units. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1988 and then Captain in 1990. He spent 3 years as the administrative captain for the facility where he dealt with scheduling and personnel issues. Currently he has been assigned as the shift supervisor for the day shift at HCF. In this position he oversees not only the Central Unit but the East and South Unit.
Van Hoose is well respected by his peers and subordinates at the facility. He is known as someone who is
willing to do what he can to help in any situation or emergency. He has mentored many staff at the facility and watched them progress and move into more responsible positions throughout the KDOC. As captain, he has had an open door policy to staff and is willing to work with them in resolving any issues that have evolved.
In keeping with his current practice, Van Hoose will maintain his open door policy. He has established two
main goals as chief of security. The first is to work to retain staff and the second to ensure that security continues to work with all departments at the facility. He believes that consistency and quality of service depends on maintaining staff and working together.