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Alex VanSchoyck

Alex VanSchoyck works as a correctional officer for the Illinois Department of Corrections, and also as a police officer at a small department in southeastern Illinois. He combines his knowledge, skills, and abilities learned from both working behind the walls and patrolling the streets to be a great asset to his departments and a great resource for his brothers and sisters in uniform. He is currently working on a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice through Columbia Southern University. Alex has worked in the corrections/law enforcement field for nearly six years and brings the younger generation’s perspective into view. He believes that correctional staff need to take it upon themselves to stay updated on training issues, and with advancements in technology. Alex may be reached at

Sometimes you have to get up close and personal to find even the smallest contraband items that an inmate might have hidden on their person