named a top Community Corrections officer
– Avery McKeithan, a surveillance officer in Moore County,
was today named by Director Robert Lee Guy and the Division of Community
Corrections as one of eight probation/parole officers of the year.
Hussey, judicial district manager, said the McKeithan’s work is critical
to a broad range of community corrections functions in Moore County.
supervises offenders who require close monitoring, and is a member of a
team that tracks down hard-to-find probationers, a job often performed
late in the night. In addition to prior experience as an officer in the
Division of Prisons, McKeithan is a certified instructor in multiple
also pointed out that McKeithan helps train new officers and pairs up
with fellow officers serving warrants and checking up probationers’
locations. McKeithan is also often found at a day reporting center,
keeping track of intensive probationers and sex offenders, conducting
searches and random drug screens and ensuring general safety.
he delivers it all with a positive attitude with both staff and
offenders,” Hussey said.
began his career as a correctional officer in the Division of Prisons,
becoming a surveillance officer in District 19D in 2001.
Michael F. Easley has declared July 13-19, 2008, as Probation, Parole
and Community Supervision Officers Week in North
in observance of the important public safety work done by more than
2,000 probation/parole officers working across
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