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 awarded Probation Officer Selena English of the Warner Probation Office with the Department’s first Tiffany Bishop Horizon Memorial Award at the Eighth Annual GDC Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at the State Offices South at Tift College in Forsyth, Georgia.
"The Department is extremely humbled to award Selena with the Tiffany Bishop Horizon Award," said Commissioner Brian Owens. "In her short time with the Department, she has grown tremendously and like Tiffany encourages others to succeed and reach their full potential," added Owens.
The Tiffany Bishop Horizon Award was created to honor the memory of Probation Officer Tiffany Bishop of the Rome Probation Office. Officer Bishop was beginning her career with the Department when she was tragically taken from us on August 31, 2011. The award sets out to honor her dedication to her job and her community, and the lasting effect her bright spirit and determination had on those around her in always going above and beyond the call of duty, and always inspiring others to be the best they can be.
Officer English began her career with the Department on April 1, 2011. She continuously excels in every aspect of her job and promotes a positive environment of teamwork and enthusiasm. She possesses the charisma, dedication and determination it takes to go above and beyond what is needed to fulfill the mission of the Department. Officer English embodies the One Team concept to the fullest extent and exudes the qualities needed to reach her full potential in every aspect of life while inspiring others to do the same.
Several key officials were on hand for the ceremony, which was attended by more than 200 guests. Making the award presentation with the Commissioner were Board of Corrections Secretary Rose Williams, Assistant Commissioner Timothy C. Ward and special guest speaker, State Representative Jay Neal.
The Department of Corrections is the fourth 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 12,000 employees.