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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Scott County Sheriff’s Office Employee Promotions

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen is pleased to announce the promotions of two Sheriff’s Office employees.  Assistant Jail Administrator Lieutenant Scott Rettke has been selected to be the new Captain in the Jail Division and Jail Sergeant Caleb Madden will become the new Assistant Jail Administrator (Lieutenant).  

Captain Rettke’s promotion follows the recent retirement of long-time Jail Captain Doug Schnurr.  Captain Rettke joined the Sheriff’s Office in 1999 as a part-time Corrections Officer.  He served in various assignments, including Field Training Officer, Left-In-Charge Officer, Use of Force Instructor, and Programs Officer.  Captain Rettke was promoted to Sergeant in 2008 and worked as a Duty Sergeant and Programs Sergeant.  In 2012, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Jail Administrator (Lieutenant).  Captain Rettke was also a member of the transition team during the construction and opening of the Law Enforcement Center and Jail Facility in 2005.  

“I most look forward to working with the great staff here in the jail and at the County to find innovative solutions to the unique challenges that lie ahead for the jail,” said Captain Rettke.

Prior to working at the Sheriff’s Office, Captain Rettke worked as a Corrections Officer for the Becker County Sheriff’s Office.  He served four years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and graduate of the USAF Technical School in Signals Intelligence Analysis.  Captain Rettke also holds a Certificate in Jail Administration from the National Institute of Corrections.  

Lieutenant Madden joined the Sheriff’s Office in 2008 as a Corrections Officer, completing various assignments including Field Training Officer, Left in Charge Officer, Senior Defensive Tactics Instructor, Programs Case Manager, and Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) Leader.  He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2015.  

“I am excited to continue to serve the public safety needs of Scott County through the use of technology, strong partnerships with the community, and a strong reliance on our outstanding team of corrections professionals,” said Lieutenant Madden.  “I am thrilled to step into this new role and lead an amazing team.”

Lieutenant Madden holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.

Captain Rettke and Lieutenant Madden are working together to manage the daily operations of the entire jail facility, which houses an average of 130 inmates per day.  They oversee 60+ correctional staff, while ensuring the safety and mental health needs of both staff and inmates are met.

“It is my privilege to promote Captain Rettke and Lieutenant Madden in their new roles,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen.  “They have both shown outstanding dedication, leadership, professionalism, and have made many contributions during their tenure at the Scott County Jail.”

The Sheriff’s Office is always looking for outstanding people who want to make a difference in their community.  If you are interested in a rewarding career with the Sheriff’s Office, go to our website at and click on “Job Postings” to learn more about job opportunities.

Jail Assistant Administrator Lieutenant Caleb Madden

Captain Scott RettkeJail Captain Scott Rettke


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