Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Officer of the Year is a STAR
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) Director Reginald
A. Wilkinson today named Robert Joy, 36, Ohio’s Corrections Officer (C.O.) of
the Year. C.O. Joy received DRC’s
prestigious Ronald C. Marshall Award at a luncheon honoring Ohio’s corrections
officers. The keynote speaker was DRC’s first director, Dr. Bennett Cooper.
Joy began his career at the London Correctional Institution (LOCI) in 1992 and
is a member of the Department’s STAR (Special Tactical and Response) Team
since its inception. During his
preparation for STAR, Joy and other candidates received extensive training from
agencies such as the FBI, the U.S. Marshals, U.S. Marine Corps, the Navy Seals
and several police departments. Robert Joy enjoys training, and shares his
knowledge and skill with others as an instructor in PR-24 (baton), firearms and
Joy is a member of the American Correctional Association and holds an
Associate’s Degree in Political Science.
officers are the backbone of this department,” stated Director Wilkinson.
“The duties they carry out are instrumental in providing and
maintaining safety and security as well as
helping inmates prepare for a successful reentry to the community.
Corrections officers are professionals who serve as role models in and
outside of the prison, as evidenced by the men and women we are honoring
more information contact the DRC Public
Information Office at (614) 752-1150.