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 John Carroll of the Canton Probation Office as Probation Supervisor of the Year at the Eighth Annual GDC Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at State Offices South at Tift College in Forsyth, Georgia.
"John goes above and beyond the call of duty," said Commissioner Brian Owens. "He is a valuable asset to the Department and the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit," added Owens.
The Probation Supervisor of the Year award is presented to a supervisor who promotes positive relations with probation officers, the local judiciary, local law enforcement, treatment programs and community. It is awarded to a supervisor who exemplifies leadership by always supporting the circuit’s missions.
PO III Carroll has established good working relationships with court staff, clerks, and other agencies in the Canton community. He carries out responsibilities of a PO III as well as a Probation Officer and Chief, when necessary. PO III Carroll participates in the Bi-Annual Sex Offender Round-up conducted by the local Sheriff’s office.
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 Corrections 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.