Terpstra Recognized with Customer Service Award

Join us in congratulating Deputy Benjamin Terpstra from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, who has been recognized as Ottawa County’s Outstanding Customer Service Award recipient of the first quarter of 2014.  Ben has worked for Ottawa County for 11 Years, beginning his employment with the Corrections Division in 2003. During that time, he was a Corrections Training Officer and a CPR instructor. Three years ago, he was promoted to the Court Services Division at the Holland District Court. The individuals who nominated Ben wrote:

“Provided outstanding service by helping find a lost child last May during Tulip Time. Went out of his way to reunite mother/son and tell the son that he did the right thing by going to the police officer on the corner and saying he was lost. Ben also is a great ambassador with schools, when schools come through w/tours. He is great with teachers and students taking the time to explain what his role with the court is.”

“Helping a struggling coworker install a carseat correctly”

“Court Security – Holland District Court Ben always has a great attitude. He always has a smile on his face and is kind and courteous to all staff and customers. He goes above and beyond to make sure that the customers coming into the court know where they are going and make them feel as comfortable as possible in what could be a stressful situation. He is also quick to help out in any situation and handles everything in a calm, professional manner. Ben is fabulous to work with!”

Read more about Deputy Terpstra at miOttawa.org.  There, you can also access the nomination form. Feel free to offer Ben a public pat on the back on Facebook by commenting or sharing the status that announces his award.

Deputy Terpstra receives his award from County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Jim Holtrop.

Deputy Terpstra receives his award from County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Jim Holtrop.

Deputy Terpstra and County Administrator, Al Vanderberg.

Deputy Terpstra and County Administrator, Al Vanderberg.

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