TODD WASMER, WARDEN

Warden Todd Wasmer is the current Warden of Lake County Jail. He began his appointment to this position on January 3rd, 2022. Warden Wasmer began his career in Florida as a Correctional Officer at the Hernando County Jail. While at Hernando County Jail he held the positions of Correctional Officer, Sergeant, Booking Supervisor, Lieutenant and Captain.

Wasmer transferred as a Captain to La Palma Correctional Facility in Eloy Arizona which was a medium/max custody 3,060 -bed California prison. While there he was promoted to Assistant Chief of Security and had authority over all staffing, use of force and restrictive housing/segregation, which consisted of 5 segregation units totaling up to 300 inmates.

Wasmer then transferred to Citrus County Jail, Florida as the Chief of Security over a 750-bed facility housing USMS, Virgin Island and Citrus County inmates. From there he took a position as Assistant Warden at Eloy Detention Center in Arizona. EDC was a male/female ICE facility housing up to 1,596 undocumented persons.

Wasmer left Corecivic in 2019 to accept a Warden position with the Nebraska Department of Corrections. He was assigned Tecumseh State Correctional Facility which housed 960 medium/max DOC inmates. Tecumseh had the largest restrictive housing unit in Nebraska as well as death row. Wasmer made a final move to accept the Warden position here at Lake County Jail, Indiana in January 2022.

Warden Wasmer brings experience from working two county jails, three prisons and a detention center. The contracts include BOP, USMS, Virgin Island, California, Nebraska and ICE. He has a Bachelors Degree in Applied Management and a Masters Degree in the Science of Leadership. Warden Wasmer was in the U.S. Army for 9 years prior to starting his career in Corrections.

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