Prison staff from Reelsville, Brazil recognized for professional excellence
PUTNAMVILLE -- Three Putnamville Correctional Facility employees -- Correctional Officer Jason Miller, Reelsville, and Capt. Troy Keith and Correctional Caseworker Dean Treash, both of Brazil -- are the recipients of awards in recognition of their outstanding performance.
The awards were presented during the recent 2011 Indiana Criminal Justice Association's (ICJA) Fall Conference in Merrillville.
"We were inundated with nominations representing professional and dedicated correctional staff, all deserving of recognition," IDOC Commissioner Bruce Lemmon said in announcing the agency's Commissioner's Awards. "Those selected exemplify the very best of correctional professionals."
Miller, a 14-year PCF employee, received the Commissioner's Correctional Professional of the Year award for demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work efficiently under stressful situations.
Keith, a correctional employee of 13 years, was presented with the Corrections Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award for outstanding service in the line of duty.
Treash, a 23-year veteran, was recognized as the Correctional Counselor of the Year for his significant contributions to the facility and agency.
"Keith, Miller and Dean are indicative of the type of staff that I have the privilege to work with on a daily basis, PCF Superintendent Stanley Knight said. "I congratulate them on their accomplishments and thank all staff who strive for excellence in the performance of their duties."
The Indiana Criminal Justice Association, originally founded in 1933 as the Indiana Probation Association, has expanded its membership to include professionals from correctional institutions, law enforcement, community corrections-based programs, the judiciary and various other related government agencies. It is used as a venue to address issues of mutual interest.