Detention Officers Recognized by State Jail Association

Aiken, SC (09 October 2019, 2:20 pm) –Since 2013, four Aiken County Sheriff’s Office Detention Officers have received awards from the South Carolina Jail Administrators’ Association (SCJAA).  The South Carolina Jail Administrators’ Association is composed of Jail Administrators or persons responsible to Sheriffs, City/County Administrators or Regional Boards for the operation of city/county detention facilities, county prisons, or regional detention centers in South Carolina and their employees.

Each year the South Carolina Jail Administrators’ Association convenes for its Annual Conference; there are three days of specialized training, legal updates and networking. However, the highlight of the fall event is always the awards banquet, where officers from across the state are recognized for their achievements during the past year.

Most recently, Lieutenant Stephanie Callahan was recognized as the SCJAA Supervisor of the Year. Lieutenant Callahan has been employed with the Sheriff’s Office since 2006.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina and has attended numerous training courses to include recently graduating from the National Jail Leadership Command Academy.

Sheriff Hunt – “We are extremely proud of these detention officers for being honored in a field that often goes unrecognized.  Our Detention Officers have a tough job and they display professionalism, integrity and courage daily”

2013 – Detention Officer of the Year – Michael Dennis (Currently Aiken County Code Enforcement Officer)

2015 – Detention Officer of the Year – Corporal Tonetta Buggs

2016 – Jail Administrator of the Year – Captain Nick Gallam

2019 – Detention Supervisor of the Year – Stephanie Callahan.