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Sergeant Rodney Foulks recognized

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) honored Sergeant Rodney Foulks of Georgia State Prison as Correctional Officer of the Year at the 14th Annual GDC Awards ceremony on June 19 at GDC headquarters in Forsyth, Ga.

Several key officials were on hand for the ceremony, which was attended by more than 200 guests. Making the award presentation with Commissioner Greg Dozier was Chief of Staff Timothy C. Ward, Assistant Commissioners Ricky Myrick, Scott Poitevint, Jay Sanders, Randy Sauls, and Director of Professional Development Terry Edge and Director of Professional Standards Clay Nix.

“Sgt. Foulks goes above and beyond every day in everything that he does,” said Assistant Commissioner of Facilities Ricky Myrick. “He always takes initiative to complete any tasks and exhibits consistent dependability.”

The Correctional Officer of the Year Award is presented to a Correctional Officer who not only exhibits outstanding effort and motivation toward job duties, but also takes an extra step to go above and beyond the call of dutyThe winner must be a team player, support and actively work to implement criminal justice reform, provide suggestions to improve security and/or daily operations, display knowledge of policy and procedures, be loyal and respectful, and contribute to and participate in facility activities.

Information from Georgia Department of Corrections

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