Lt. Lisa Whittier is congratulated by Sheriff Don Lowery of her recent award as “Detention Supervisor of the Year” presented to her at the 5th Annual Arizona Detention Association’s Leadership and Technology Conference that was held in Prescott, AZ February 27 – March 1, 2012.
The Arizona Detention Association recently held its 5th Annual Leadership and Technology Conference in Prescott, AZ (February 27 – March 1, 20102). The Arizona Detention Association is a working group for the Arizona Sheriff’s Association and its mission is to assist the Sheriff’s of Arizona by providing a platform to join together all Arizona Counties concerned with or responsible for the custody and care of persons awaiting trial, serving sentences or otherwise being locally confined to improve the conditions and systems under which such persons are detainined.
For the past five years the A.D.A. has presented awards to the detention professionals that work within the State of Arizona, and that have contributed to the professionalism of the detention field. Awards and recognition are given to Detention Officer of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Detention Supervisor of the Year, Civilian Employee of the Year and Medical Officer of the Year, along with the awards are three Memorial Scholarships given out to detention professionals to further their education in the detention field.
This years conference was well attended by representatives from 13 of the 15 Arizona Counties, and three Tribal Nations, as well as representatives from the U.S. Marshal’s Office and the F.B.I.