Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner
Director of Public Affairs
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (478) 992-5248
STATE OF GEORGIA
For Immediate Release
Forsyth - The Department of Corrections honored Melissa Dawn Corbin as Probation Supervisor of the Year at the Seventh Annual GDC Awards program on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at State Offices South at Tift College in Forsyth.
“Melissa is a mentor to both veteran and new officers in her office,” said Commissioner Brian Owens. “She understands the mission of the Department and the importance of her job,” added Owens.
Corbin works in the Lawrenceville Probation Office. She coordinates joint operations with other law enforcement agencies and understands the importance of acting quickly when necessary. Corbin has established good working relationships with court staff, clerks and other agencies in the Lawrenceville community. Last year, she was recognized as Probation Officer of the 3rd Quarter.
Several key officials were on hand for the ceremony, which was attended by 200 guests. Making the award presentation with the Commissioner were Board of Corrections Chairman Jim Whitehead, Sr., Assistant Corrections Commissioner Fredrick J. Head, State Representative Jay Neal and special guest speaker, State Personnel Administration Commissioner Joe Doyle.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 13,000 employees.