Three employees at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center, (CBCC) and three at the Olympic Corrections Center, (OCC) have won Department of Corrections Annual Agency Awards.
The awards recognize employees’continuous work to improve public safety. The employees were honored during a ceremony in Tumwater Friday, April 20.
Each year, staff members are nominated for the awards by their colleagues. A total of 74 DOC employees across the state received awards out of a pool of 1,073 nominations.
The following awards were given to CBCC staff:
Valor Award: Christopher Crockett, Corrections and Custody Officer
Valor Award: Casey Spoor, Corrections and Custody Officer
Correctional Officer of the Year: Chantal Hughes
The following Awards were given to OCC Staff:
Classification Counselor of the Year: Richard Gooding, Classification Counselor, Prison Command A
Correctional Officer of the Year: William Flores
Supervisor of the Year: Jack Cornish, Corrections and Custody Officer
Clallam Bay Corrections Center on the Olympic Peninsula is a medium, close and maximum custody-level prison that houses 858 male inmates.
Olympic Corrections Center in Forks is a minimum custody-level prison that houses 381 male inmates.
Presented to an employee who distinguished him/herself by showing great courage or bravery in the face of danger. It must be demonstrated that s/he was aware of the seriousness of the situation that demanded immediate action to prevent the possibility of injury or death to staff or individuals under the jurisdiction of the department.
Correctional Officer/Community Corrections Officer of the Year
Presented to an officer whose performance goes above and beyond normal requirements and who demonstrates their commitment to the department’s goals and mission. This officer maintains a positive attitude, provides sound decision making, and a strong commitment to teamwork. S/he is an effective communicator, treating others with dignity, fairness, and respect. S/he is a positive role model and maintains professionalism at all times.
Classification Counselor of the Year
Presented to a classification counselor who models the highest standard of ethics and accountability. They are responsive to individuals and/or their families, and treat others with dignity, fairness, and respect. This counselor exemplifies teamwork, has strong communication skills, and provides sound decision making. S/he is a positive role model and maintains professionalism at all times.
For more information, contact Jeremy Barclay at 360-515-6661 or [email protected]
More information about the awards is available at doc.wa.gov/about/employees/awards.htm.