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DCS Honors Staff for Community Service During Hurricane Irma

October 5, 2017

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) recognized more than 200 employees for the exemplary community service delivered to evacuees after Hurricane Irma impacted Georgia’s coast and swept through the state as a tropical storm in September.


The 2017 DCS Annual Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth, Ga.


Sonja Fillingame, City Manager of Union City, served as keynote speaker. Assistant Commissioner Scott Maurer welcomed attendees followed by introductory remarks from Commissioner Michael W. Nail.   


“This was a great opportunity to recognize the courageous work of DCS staff and employees for the work they do every day, said Commissioner Nail. I especially want to thank our officers for their support in feeding and rescuing evacuees and making sure they were safe in shelters during Hurricane Irma.”


Agency leaders presented the following awards at the ceremony: DCS Customer Service Award, DCS Leadership Award, DCS Stakeholder Award, DCS Tiffany Bishop Award, DCS Heroism Award, and DCS Employees of the Year Award.


DCS employees with 25 years or more received recognition for their faithful service.


About DCS:


The Department of Community Supervision is responsible for the community-based supervision of more than 200,000 adult felony offenders, and Class A and Class B designated juvenile offenders.


It is the mission of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision to protect and serve all Georgia citizens through effective and efficient offender supervision in our communities while providing opportunities for successful outcomes. DCS employs evidence-based practices to hold offenders accountable and reduce the state’s recidivism rate. For more information, visit dcs.georgia.gov.


Contact Information: 
James Hill, Public Information Officer james.hill@dcs.ga.gov (404)-576-9434