N.C. Department of Correction--Correction News--January 1998
DAPP Officers Graduate Basic Training
|Raleigh - Congratulating the latest class of
22 officers to complete basic training, Probation and
Parole Director Robert Guy urged them to work hard.
"You have to work the streets," Guy said at the Dec. 3rd ceremony. "You must do thorough home visits and employment contacts, always looking over the offenders shoulder."Guy told the 22 new officers that developing resources in the community was important for them to do their jobs well. "It may be going to a job or going to school, but its important to use the communitys resources.
Youre the coordinator, but youre also the enforcer who makes sure they do what the judge orders," Guy said. You can make or break an offender. You need to know when to enforce and when to re-inforce."
Some of the newly certified probation officers already had ties to the department. Samantha Misenheimer of Davie County had worked for the Division of Prisons for a year. "I want to help people. We need to help them make a positive change," Misenheimer said. "In our training, we learned how to handle ourselves with offenders and how to work with other officers as a team."
|Glenn Weeks left a job in programs at Marion
Correctional Institution to become a probation officer in
Swain County. Weeks said the change allowed him to move
back to his home county. Hes already been assigned
a large caseload and found "Theres no down
time in this job."
Another new probation officer is David Phillips of Cumberland County. He is the son of Assistant Secretary Lynn Phillips.
Guy said the division plans to add 25 intensive teams, 146 probation officers, 17 chief probation officers and six officers who will specialize in supervising sex offenders in the coming months.
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