Public Servant Profile: Corrections Officer Mowen

Jessica Mowen. Submitted photo.
Jessica Mowen, 44, is a Bourbon County Corrections Officer with the Sheriff’s Department.
Her education has included a Certified Nurse Assistant, Certified Med Assistant and a  phlebotomist.
“I attended the jail academy at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson KS also,” she said.
Mowen has one year’s experience with the Bourbon County Law Enforcement Center.
” I take care of the inmates while incarcerated, book in inmates and release inmates,” she said.
Her family includes four grown kids, two grandkids.
Community involvement, interests or hobbies:
“M hobbies are my parent’s farm, enjoying time with my family, riding horses, riding four-wheelers, hunting, pretty much anything outdoors. I also drive tractors in the Good Ole Days and Pioneer Harvester parades every year,” she said.
Why did you pursue your career?
“I’ve always loved helping people in any way I can,” she said.  “Medical was my choice but to be honest I feel law enforcement chose me. I enjoy my job and I hope I can make a career with the Sheriff’s Department. My hope is that I can make a difference in the community one inmate at a time. I want to show them that I do care, don’t judge, I do want to help even if it’s just a conversation or an ounce of hope, they can change their lives, do better and be a productive citizen. Some people just need someone to believe in them. I want people to know WE Law Enforcement Officers are not all bad. ALOT of us do have hearts.”

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