Five Staff Members Recently Promoted At Wabash Valley Correctional Facility

(CARLISLE) – Congratulations to five staff members at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility who were recently promoted to serve as Correctional Sergeants. 

Deputy Warden of Operations Frank Littlejohn stated the following, “Custody staff at WVCF have an excellent opportunity to promote, provided they work hard and pursue the many available opportunities to develop their leadership skills.”

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Sgt. Phillip Ivy

Sergeant Phillip Ivy began his career with the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) at WVCF as a Correctional Officer in April 2018.  He joined the Facility’s Emergency Squad (E-Squad) in July 2019.  In 2020 Sergeant Ivy was named Officer of the Month.  Sergeant Ivy is trained on shotgun, rifle and handgun.  He is also certified as a Transportation Officer, a Quick Response Team (QRT) member, and a Restricted Status Housing Unit (RSHU) Officer.  In addition, Sergeant Ivy is a back-up officer for both Visitor Processing (VP) and the Secure Confinement Unit (SCU) Control area.  Sergeant Ivy’s training provides him a wealth of knowledge to draw from as he takes on the responsibility of being a member of WVCF’s Leadership Team.   

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Sgt.Richard Malott

Sergeant Richard Malott began his career with the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) at WVCF as a Correctional Officer in March 2015.  During his time as an officer he has primarily worked in M Housing Unit (MHU), K Housing Unit (KHU), and the South Yard.  Sergeant Malott is trained on shotgun, rifle and handgun.  He is also certified as a Transportation Officer, a Certified Treatment Specialist (CTS), a Quick Response Team (QRT) member, and a Field Training Officer (FTO).  In addition, Sergeant Malott has attended the Peer Leadership Academy and the Canadian Academy of Practical Shooting (CAPS) .  He has also went above and beyond what is required giving of his personal time to be a part of WVCF’s K-9 Team for the past five years.  Sergeant Malott’s frontline experience and host of training should serve him well as he takes on his new responsibilities. 

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Sgt. Christopher Neal

Sergeant Christopher Neal began his career with the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) at WVCF as a Correctional Officer in July 2017.  During his time as an officer on night shift he was assigned to K Bracket and primarily worked in P Housing Unit (PHU) and G Housing Unit (GHU).  In November 2017 Sergeant Neal transferred to the Special Needs Unit (SNU) and remained there for nearly two years, learning to deal with WVCF’s mental health population.  In 2019, Sergeant Neal became a Yard Officer.  During his time in the yard he provided assistance to both the Drug Screen Office and the Screening Office for the Conduct Advisory Board (CAB).  Sergeant Neal is also certified as a Quick Response Team (QRT) member, a Certified Treatment Specialist (CTS), and a Transportation Officer.  Sergeant Neal is excited to start the next chapter in his career. 

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Sgt. Caleb Manley

Sergeant Caleb Manley began his career with the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) at WVCF as a Correctional Officer in May 2015.  During his time as a relief officer, he worked a variety of posts allowing him to learn how different units operate.  He also worked in the Secure Confinement Unit (SCU) and as a back-up Clothing Officer.  Sergeant Manley is trained on shotgun, rifle, and handgun.  In addition, he is certified as a Quick Response Team (QRT) member, a Certified Treatment Specialist (CTS), a Field Training Officer (FTO), a Restricted Status Housing Unit Officer (RSHU), and a Transportation Officer.  He has also completed the Canadian Academy of Practical Shooting (CAPS).  Sergeant Manley comes with a vast array of experience and training that should prove to be an asset as he takes on his role as a Correctional Sergeant.   

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Sgt. Cory Orndorff

Sergeant Cory Orndorff began his career with the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) at WVCF as a Correctional Officer in September 2017.  During that time, Sergeant Orndorff worked in several housing units in General Population, as well as the Special Needs Unit (SNU) and both restricted movement units, the Custody Control Unit (CCU) and the Secured Confinement Unit (SCU).  Sergeant Orndorff is trained on shotgun, rifle and handgun.  He is also certified as a Quick Response Team (QRT) member and a Certified Treatment Specialist (CTS).  In addition, Sergeant Orndorff has attended the academy required for the Facility’s Emergency Squad (E-Squad) and currently holds the position of First Squad Leader.

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