ATLANTA -  Employees of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) will be recognized during the Department’s 2019 Annual Awards Ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 10:00 am, in the auditorium of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth, Ga.

“This is a great opportunity to recognize the selfless service of DCS employees for the work they perform in our communities each and every day,'' says DCS Commissioner Michael W. Nail.  I am consistently awed by what we are able to accomplish within our communities. Along with our partners and stakeholders, our exceptional team goes above and beyond to make a difference in the criminal justice system, added Nail. 

Lieutenant Governor of Georgia Geoff Duncan, will serve as the keynote speaker for the ceremony. Duncan says: “Georgia has one of the most innovative and forward-thinking criminal justice systems in the country.” He further adds that “Every single day, these employees dedicate themselves to serving our state to enact positive change. I applaud these public servants and look forward to demonstrating my appreciation in person at the Annual Awards Ceremony.” 

“The Georgia Department of Community Supervision’s dedicated professionals work daily to protect our communities and provide successful outcomes for those they supervise. The individuals being honored today have gone above and beyond to make Georgia a better place, and we are happy to join Commissioner Nail to honor them”, says Attorney General Chris Carr who will be delivering closing remarks at the ceremony.

During the ceremony, agency leaders will present the following awards: 

DCS Employee of the Year Awards

This award recognizes a Sworn and Non-Sworn DCS employee who is producing consistently high-quality work, beyond expected standards, over an extended period, and/or who have achieved a substantial contribution within the criminal justice field.

DCS Leadership Award

This award recognizes a DCS employee for outstanding performance in guiding attention to issues and concerns that impact the quality of the agency work and environment.

DCS Stakeholder Award

This award recognizes DCS stakeholder who is performing acts that further the DCS mission, or make a significant contribution to offenders or the general public, that increase public safety and/or the community good.

DCS Tiffany Bishop Award

This award recognizes DCS Officer within their first year of service who have excelled by producing consistently high-quality work and have fostered unity with co-workers and the community, beyond expected standards.

DCS Heroism Award

This award recognizes acts of heroism or outstanding deeds which resulted in the protection of life and/or property.

DCS Customer Service Award

This award recognizes a DCS employee who provides exceptional support for co-workers, offenders, or the general public that increases public safety and/or the community good.

In addition to recognizing the award recipients listed, the 2019 DCS Annual Awards Ceremony will celebrate the service of many other individuals and teams throughout the Department, including Command College scholarship recipients, 25 and 30 year Faithful Service Awards, and those who have gone above and beyond in service to their communities.


About the Georgia Department of Community Supervision:

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


Media Contacts:

Brian Tukes, Director of External Affairs

Georgia Department of Community Supervision 



Jamelle Washington, Public Information Officer 

Georgia Department of Community Supervision