Bosstic Named ODRC’s Corrections Officer of the Year 2024

Bosstic Named ODRC’s Corrections Officer of the Year 2024

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) recently awarded the 2024 Ronald C. Marshall Corrections Officer of the Year Award to Dustin Bosstic of Pickaway Correctional Institution (PCI).

This prestigious award rewards a correctional facility worker who best represents the core values ​​of the organization.

“Officer Bosstic’s dedication to the profession and ensuring that everyone is treated with courtesy has had a ripple effect on those around him,” said ODRC Executive Director Annette Chambers-Smith. “He exemplifies our core value of one team, one goal and makes a difference every day. Officer Bostic perfectly embodies what we look for in our correctional officers and we are proud to have him represent the agency as our statewide Corrections Officer of the Year.”

Officer Bosstic has been a prison guard at PCI since 2010 and currently works at the main entrance.

Agent Bosstic has proven himself reliable in every task or assignment he has taken on. Through his consistency and strict adherence to policy, he has prevented contraband from entering the facility.

“Officer Bosstic exhibits the personal qualities that all correctional professionals should strive to have,” said PCI Warden Rochelle Moore. “He is respected by his colleagues, supervisors and inmates for his interpersonal skills, honesty, maturity and professional demeanor. He is always willing to step in and complete any task that benefits the institution, often sacrificing his personal time.”

Officer Bosstic is actively involved in the Employee Activity Committee, which helps promote a positive work environment for all PCI employees. Last year, he coordinated a food truck schedule during the summer and fall months and used it as a fundraiser to recognize his coworkers during Employee Recognition Week this year.

When not working as a correctional officer, Officer Bosstic regularly attends additional training opportunities. He has completed Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Victim Support training and Ohio State Highway Patrol training in Homemade Explosive Device Detection and Recognition. Officer Bosstic also leads monthly training sessions for the PCI Honor Guard and assists in training new correctional officers during their orientation.

Each prison in Ohio selects one outstanding officer of the year as its local Corrections Officer of the Year. A committee of previous recipients then selects from that pool of candidates the Ronald C. Marshall Statewide Corrections Officer of the Year.

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