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For Immediate Release

2014 Partner Agencies of the Year Named - Four Agencies Named

FORSYTH, Ga. - The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) named Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia & CSRA, Tattnall County Sheriff’s Department and Albany Dougherty Drug Unit as the Partner Agencies of the Year at the 11th Annual GDC Awards ceremony on July 7 at State Offices South at Tift College in Forsyth, Ga.

The Department’s mission of protecting and serving the public could not be accomplished without the assistance of our partner agencies.  The agencies were nominated by GDC staff, who wished to honor them for their contributions.   

“On behalf of the agency, I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to all of our recipients for their continued support and service to the Department of Corrections,” said Commissioner Homer Bryson.

Several key officials were on hand for the ceremony, which was attended by more than 200 guests.  Making the award presentation with Commissioner Homer Bryson were Assistant Commissioner of Administration & Finance Scott Poitevint, Assistant Commissioner of Facilities Division Timothy C. Ward, and Board of Corrections Chair Rose Williams.

The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 55,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 10,500 employees.

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