Sheriff Booker Adds Chief Deputy

Whiteside County Sheriff, John Booker (l) and new Chief Deputy Jeffrey R. Venhuizen.
VenHuizen, an experienced Law Enforcement Officer of 28 years of service, served with the Rock Island Police Department.
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Submitted by chief John Booker, WCSD

Whiteside County Sheriff, John Booker announced on Tuesday that he has named a new Chief Deputy.

“I am very excited to announce as the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office continues to move forward, I am happy to announce Jeffrey R. Venhuizen as my Chief Deputy.  VenHuizen, an experienced Law Enforcement Officer of 28 years of service, served with the Rock Island Police Department. During the last 8 years VenHuizen served as the Police Chief for the City of Rock Island Police Department.”

“VenHuizen was raised in Whiteside County in rural Erie, so he is no stranger to the County. VenHuizen has a Bachelors Degree from Western Illinois University, a graduate of the FBI National Academy class #242, former President of Quad Cities Chiefs of Police, and received from the City of Rock Island, The Citizen of the Year in 2019.”

“To Say I am excited to have Jeffrey VenHuizen join the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office is an understatement!  As Sheriff, I will continue to serve the Citizens of Whiteside County, along with Chief Deputy Jeffrey VenHuizen as Second in Charge. We will continue to  move the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office forward with new programs for the county.

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