30 Years Experience - Bastys Receives Certification
LABELLE, FL. -- Hendry Sheriff Captain Joseph T. Bastys has received the national designation of Certified Jail Manager through the Jail Manager Certification Commission by authority of the American Jail Association. Captain Bastys is one of just 331 jail professionals nation-wide to have achieved this designation.
This certification has been achieved through the successful completion of a rigid experiential background application, and an intensive written examination prepared by the Commission and the American Jail Association.
The JMCC and the American Jail Association promote the concept of voluntary certification for all jail managers. Certification is part of a process called credentialing and focuses specifically on the individual. It provides documented evidence to the public that the individual has been examined by an independent professional organization and found to possess current competency in his/her field.
Since being hired by the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office in February of 2011 Capt. Bastys has served as the Hendry County Jail Administrator. Capt. Bastys retired from Collier County Sheriff’s Office in 2010 where he served as Corrections Commander. Capt. Bastys began his management career with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in January 1995 as the Jail Supervisor of the Immokalee Jail.
Captain Bastys has over 30 years of correctional experience, with 16 years of that in Jail Administration.
“I am very proud to announce Captain Bastys is the first Jail Administrator of the Hendry County Jail to attain this prestigious certification”, said Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden.