Georgia Department of Corrections
James E. Donald, Commissioner
Director of Public Information
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (404) 656-9772
For Immediate Release
Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Corrections recently honored Anthony Ivey at the Fourth Annual GDC Awards program on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at the Capitol Education Center Auditorium in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Officer Ivey exerts the professionalism, passion and performance the Department looks for in its leaders,” said Corrections Commissioner James E. Donald. “This is our chance to honor those individuals who have risen to the top of their chosen field.”
Several key officials were on hand for the ceremony that 300 guests attended. Making the award presentation with the Commissioner were Governor Sonny Perdue, Board of Corrections Chairman Wayne Dasher and Assistant Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens.
An eight year veteran of Corrections, Ivey, who works at the Burruss Correctional Training Center, received the Correctional Officer of the Year Award. Ivey is consistently noted for his professionalism. He is not only noted for his flawless personal appearance, but the natural and humble respect he gives to all that he interacts with. Ivey is genuine, sincere and willing in all that he does. He makes himself readily available and is dedicated and true to his profession…to serve and protect. Ivey is truly a representative of the type of individual the Department of Corrections is seeking.
The Department of Corrections is the fifth largest prison system in the United States and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and over 150,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 15,000 employees.