Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner
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STATE OF GEORGIA
For Immediate Release
Forsyth - The Department of Corrections awarded Stacey Davenport of the Dallas Probation Office with the Cynthia Floyd 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 pleased to recognize Stacey for her outstanding efforts," said Commissioner Brian Owens. "In her three years with the Department, she has proven herself to be a valuable asset," added Owens.
The award was created to honor Cynthia Floyd-Rolle for her exceptional humanitarian acts and personal sacrifice beyond the call of duty. Ms. Floyd-Rolle served as a Probation Officer for more than 15 years, until her tragic death in 2001.
Officer Davenport joined the Department in 2009. She serves in many capacities as CAT II, POSS, Max/High, IPS and SPS Officers. She is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling to further assist in her ability to treat mental health offenders for the Department. Officer Davenport also volunteers with the non-profit Georgia Homeless Pets Organization working with adoptions and fostering animals.
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 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.