Storey makes parole officer
Local resident one of just 22 to graduate from Basic Parole Training
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.