Storey makes pa­role of­fi­cer

Lo­cal res­i­dent one of just 22 to grad­u­ate from Ba­sic Pa­role Train­ing

The Covington News - - CRIME & COURTS -

Lo­cal res­i­dent Lavonda Storey with 21 other new pa­role of­fi­cers grad­u­ated from Ba­sic Pa­role Of­fi­cer Train­ing in Forsyth on Nov. 9.

Storey is a grad­u­ate of Tal­ladega Col­lege with a Bach­e­lor of Arts in his­tory and pre-law. She also has an as­so­ci­ate de­gree in oc­cu­pa­tional science from LeCor­don Bleu Col­lege of Culi­nary Arts.

Lavonda has been as­signed to the Cony­ers Pa­role Of­fice. Storey has been as­signed to the Cony­ers pa­role Of­fice.

The grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony cul­mi­nated nine weeks of in­tense train­ing. Pa­role Of­fi­cer Ba­sic Train­ing con­sists of class­room cour­ses in con­sti­tu­tional law, pa­role Board pol­icy and pro­ce­dure, hands-on de­fen­sive tac­tics, ar­rest tech­niques train­ing and daily phys­i­cal fit­ness. The new of­fi­cers are also re­quired to take firearm in­struc­tion and be­come cer­ti­fied to use the board is­sued ser­vice weapon.

Storey will su­per­vise felons who have been care­fully se­lected by the Pa­role Board to serve the re­main­der of their prison sen­tence out­side the in­sti­tu­tion. While un­der su­per­vi­sion, th­ese parol- ees are sub­ject to cer­tain re­lease con­di­tions im­posed by the Pa­role Board. Pa­role of­fi­cers are re­spon­si­ble for mon­i­tor­ing the parolees’ progress through sur­veil­lance and in­ter­ven­tion.

“The new pa­role of­fi­cers have cho­sen an ex­cit­ing ca­reer that will ex­pose them to the best pro­fes­sional train­ing ex­pe­ri­ence the crim­i­nal jus­tice field has to of­fer,” said Field Op­er­a­tions Di­rec­tor Danny Hunter.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the pa­role Board, visit www.pap.state. ga.us.

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