POPAI Presents Rookie PO of the Year Award to Melanie Strode

on 09/04/2014

melaniePOPAI is proud to announce that the inaugural Rookie Probation Officer of the Year award was presented to Melanie Strode of Harrison County.

Melanie joined the Harrison County Superior Court Probation Department in November 2013.

The letters of support sent on Melanie’s behalf for this award state that Melanie has distinguished herself as a person with enthusiasm and a passion for guiding clients to a better path.  She is appropriately stern with her clients while being compassionate.

A client who reported to Melanie’s office under the influence of alcohol and who was held accountable by her sent a letter to her, thanking her for how she helped him to get back on the road to sobriety.

Melanie is a self-starter, takes initiative, and routinely asks her Chief PO for more work to gain experience.    Her Chief describes her as “outstanding.”

A co-worker of Melanie stated, “She will definitely be Probation Officer of the Year next!”

Congratulations to Melanie for her selection as Rookie Probation Officer of the Year.