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Tennessee Department of Correction receives Award of Excellence

 

Tennessee Department of CorrectionNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Correction is being honored for its supervision of offenders on electronic monitoring. The Department’s Field Services Division received the Program of Excellence Award for its Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) tracking program.

The award was handed out at the 2012 GPS Training Institute to recognize the strength of TDOC’s supervision program.

Kirk Smith-TDOC Asst. Director Field Services and Susan Shettlesworth-TDOC Correctional Program Director with the 2012 Program of Excellence Award.

Kirk Smith-TDOC Asst. Director Field Services and Susan Shettlesworth-TDOC Correctional Program Director with the 2012 Program of Excellence Award.

More than 880 offenders are closely monitored by the TDOC through the use of electronic monitoring. According to Satellite Tracking of People, LLC (STOP), which handed out the award, Tennessee was recognized based on the “outstanding statistics of this well-run program.”

The Department was honored for increasing utilization by 15 percent, having fewer than 0.2% of all violations a result of tampering, no increase in the percentages of events despite the increased usage, dedication to the program by executive management and actively engaging other law enforcement agencies to support the mission of the program.


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