Interim Sheriff Rick Littlefield is literally "cleaning house" in the Delaware County Sheriff's Department and jail facility.
Sheriff Littlefield has been in office for 21 days Monday and says that things are progressing as personnel has been interviewed and he is getting familiarized with the day-to-day operations of the office.
Changes thus far in the department include the naming of a new undersheriff, Kent Vice who was named to the position after the release of undersheriff Major Robert Rowley. Cameron Bookout, has also been named as the new jail administrator. Bookout comes to the department from Drumwright, OK.
In a effort to "clean house" the jail has been searched, repairs have been made to the jail, daily procedures are being considered and changes are being made including personnel and shift changes including the dismissal of two deputies. "We are restructuring our workforce shifts to maximize efficiency as well as the day-to-day operations of this department," said Sheriff Littlefield.
According to Sheriff Littlefield, these changes are going to take some time, but progress is made on a daily basis. He will give his first of the monthly report to the Delaware County Commissioners during their regularly scheduled meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 in the commissioners office of the Delaware County Courthouse.