North Carolina

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION

Jim Hunt, Governor                                   Theodis Beck, Secretary

Tracy Little, Director of Public Information                                                                         (919) 716-3700

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2000

Ethics Instructor Appointed To National Council

Michael Silsbee, certified instructor at the Office of Staff Development and Training, has been appointed to the first National Ethics Council of the non-profit Southwestern Legal Foundation. Silsbee is one of 16 people selected for the council and the only corrections representative chosen from approximately 2,500 certified ethics instructors from the United States, Canada and England. He will serve a three-year term on the newly formed council.

"Michael Silsbee has put as a lot of time and effort into providing ethics training for Department employees," said Dan Lilly, director of the Office of Staff Development and Training. "Ethics serves as the true foundation in the development of future managers and leaders. I am confident that someone of his character, skill and ability will make the Department proud when serving on the council."

As a council member, Silsbee will be asked to help the Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute evaluate its program and services. The institute offers law enforcement management training and executive development programs.

Silsbee started his career with the Department 24 years ago as a correctional officer at Central Prison. Hes been a social worker at Central Prison, worked in inmate classification and diagnostic services in the Division of Prisons administration and was also a training instructor. Silsbee lives in Cary with his wife and two daughters.

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