Spotlight: Nebraska correctional officers and teammates week

Spotlight: Nebraska correctional officers and teammates week

Being a part of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services family has been a rewarding experience for Sergeant Nikkol Senff. She has dedicated the last six years of her life to working at Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). She says it’s a drastic change from her previous career in nursing.

“Corrections isn’t for everyone, but if you have the heart to do it, it’s a good job,” said Senff.

Senff says she doesn’t shy away from challenges. She’s always eager to go the extra mile and enhance her skills. That’s why she has dedicated more than three years to the Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) and currently serves as an assistant squad leader at her facility. It’s obvious Senff feels a sense of pride to be a part of this elite team who are specifically trained to respond quickly to emergency situations.

The sergeant’s exemplary service has not gone unnoticed. She’s been named Employee of the Quarter twice and Supervisor of the Quarter this past quarter.  

“Sgt. Senff continues to be a reliable supervisor and a cornerstone for her shift,” said Captain Jericho Johnson. “Her teammates do not hesitate to bring questions and concerns her way. She continues to be a leader on her shift and is very self-motivated.”

Senff knows what it takes to do her part on her team.

“Sgt. Senff is able to balance all duties and any extra details that present themselves throughout the course of her shift with grace and professionalism,” said Johnson.

Senff says she primarily enjoys the working atmosphere at NCCW and the emphasis on helping incarcerated individuals become better people.

“We have a good staff,” said Senff. “They make my days better. We have good teamwork. Some days are stressful, but I really love my job.”