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July/August 2012

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2012 National Correctional Officer and Employees Week recognition


2012 National Correctional Officer and Employees Week recognition

This year's National Correctional Officer and Employees Week activities included a recognition luncheon served by Texas Baptist Men volunteers. More than 600 fajita meals were served to correctional officers and their family members outside the Wynne Unit in Huntsville. An additional 150 meals were prepared and distributed to late-shift employees.

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2012 Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week recognition


2012 Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week recognition

July's Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week activities included special events held throughout the state to honor the work of Probation, Parole and Community Supervision officers. The Austin I District Parole Office recognized officers with certificates of appreciation and a luncheon. Here, Parole Officer Ray Edward Rodriguez (center) accepts an award plaque after being named Parole Officer of the Year for his district office.

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2012 SHSU/CMIT criminal justice scholarship recipients announced


Debbie Erwin (left) and Chris Cirrito

TDCJ employees Debbie Erwin (left) and Chris Cirrito were awarded scholarships to the SHSU Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management program.

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Sam Houston State University's (SHSU) College of Criminal Justice, in partnership with the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT), recently awarded Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management program scholarships to Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) employees Debbie Erwin and Chris Cirrito. The intensive education program teaches criminal justice professionals critical management skills required to advance in the field of criminal corrections.

"It is a great opportunity for staff members who are invested in criminal justice careers to expand their education," said Jan Thornton, Human Resources Director at TDCJ. "This program will help them to meet their personal and professional goals with our agency."

Erwin began her career with TDCJ in 1984 as a correctional officer and rose through the ranks to assistant warden at the Eastham Unit in Lovelady. She shares her commitment to continuing education, saying "If you are going to advance, you need to have the educational background. Within this agency, if you are willing to put forth the effort, you have endless opportunities."

Cirrito began his career as a correctional officer in 1995 while pursuing his bachelor's in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University. He later joined the Internal Audit Division where he currently serves as an audit manager. Recognizing the immediate value of this scholarship, he says "The master's program will allow me to apply the concepts I learn to my current position in management."

Erwin and Cirrito begin the two-year Master of Science program in August. "It is a tremendous honor for the Correctional Management Institute to play a role in the continued educational achievement and growth of Texas criminal justice professionals," said Doug Dretke, Executive Director of CMIT. "Both recipients represent the highest level of professionalism within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and serve as a tribute to their agency and the public they serve."

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TDCJ athletes go for the gold at 2012 Texas Police Games

In late June, four TDCJ employees joined hundreds of Texas law enforcement officers in Austin to participate in the 2012 Texas Police Games. The annual competition is hosted by the Texas Police Athletic Federation and features events that promote fitness and friendly competition among the law enforcement community.


2012 National Correctional Officer and Employees Week recognition

Wynne Unit Warden Vernon Pittman (right) leads the competition on the way to his tenth consecutive win in the 400-meter run. Pittman competes annually in the Police Games.

Photo by Jene Andersen

 


2012 National Correctional Officer and Employees Week recognition

Wynne Unit Captain Kendrick Demyers (#202 on far left) came in fourth in the 100-meter run, and also ran the 200-meter race.

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2012 National Correctional Officer and Employees Week recognition

Hughes Unit Warden Ed Smith and members of the Centex Enforcers softball team won five of the seven games they played during the Police Games.

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2012 National Correctional Officer and Employees Week recognition

Roach Unit Warden Paul Sloan and his teammate finished third in the racquetball open division.

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TDCJ EMPLOYEE PROMOTIONS AND TRANSFERS
Name From To
Paul Morales Region III Director Director of Training, Correctional Institutions Division
Barry Moran Assistant Regional Director, Region VI Director's Office Assistant Warden, Travis County State Jail
Charles Siringi Major of Correctional Officers, Reverend C.A. Holliday Transfer Facility Assistant Warden, French Robertson Unit
Richard Vogelgesang Senior Warden, Preston E. Smith Unit Senior Warden, William P. Clements Unit
Steven Swift Senior Warden, James Lynaugh Unit/Fort Stockton Transfer Facility Senior Warden, Preston E. Smith Unit
Joe Grimes Senior Warden, L.V. Hightower Unit Senior Warden, James Lynaugh Unit/Fort Stockton Transfer Facility
David Blackwell Assistant Warden, Darrington Unit Senior Warden, L.V. Hightower Unit
Herman Weston Senior Warden, J.W. Hamilton Unit Senior Warden, Wayne Scott Unit
Billy Lewis Senior Warden, Glen Ray Goodman Transfer Facility Senior Warden, J.W. Hamilton Unit
Tony O'Hare Assistant Warden, John M. Wynne Unit Senior Warden, Glen Ray Goodman Transfer Facility
Philip Rodriguez Senior Warden, Ernestine Glossbrenner SAFPF Senior Warden, Manuel A. Segovia Unit/Reynoldo V. Lopez State Jail
Norris Jackson Assistant Warden, Garza East Transfer Facility Senior Warden, Ernestine Glossbrenner SAFPF
Reginald Goings Senior Warden, Larry Gist State Jail Senior Warden, Joe F. Gurney Transfer Facility
Billy Hirsch Senior Warden, Thomas Goree Unit Senior Warden, John M. Wynne Unit
Kelly Strong Senior Warden, O.L. Luther Unit Senior Warden, Thomas Goree Unit
Bryan Gordy Senior Warden, Clyde M. Johnston SAFPF Senior Warden, O.L. Luther Unit
Sharon Johnson Assistant Warden, Jim Ferguson Unit Senior Warden, Clyde M. Johnston SAFPF

 

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Retirees

 

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