Two new Multnomah County parole/probation officers were recently honored by the state’s law enforcement certifying agency for their performance at their training academy in Aumsville.
Officer John D. Bailey is the recipient of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training’s Academic Achievement Award for Basic Parole and Probation Class 65. This award is granted to the top academic student of each Basic Class and takes into consideration the student's academic performance throughout the entire training.
Officer James "Lincoln" Hathaway is the recipient of the George Tooley High Shooter Award for Basic Parole and Probation Firearms Class 18. This award is presented to the individual who consistently displays excellence in the areas of marksmanship, leadership and teamwork. The evaluation takes into consideration qualification scores, observed tactical proficiency and professional team-oriented conduct.
Department of Community Justice staff attend the Basic Parole and Probation Class 65 for four weeks and the Basic Parole and Probation Firearms Class 18 for one week at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training’s facility.
The officers were also recognized at a recent Department of Community Justice Executive Team meeting where Director Scott Taylor presented each officer with an honor coin.
"The expectations on a parole/probation officer have never been higher," Taylor said. "John and Lincoln have demonstrated a strong commitment to their training and a desire to succeed."