June 2022 Awards and Commendations
Supervisor of the Quarter – Lieutenant Connie McMillan Lieutenant McMillan was nominated by a coworker. Lieutenant McMillan has been with the York County Detention Center since April 1993. Lieutenant McMillan continuously goes above the call of duty by volunteering to come in on her days off to assist other shifts when needed. She does this on her own, it has never been requested from her. While Lt. McMillan is a firm supervisor, she is a fair and consistent supervisor. This leadership style makes her well respected by those assigned under her supervision.
Employee of the Month – Sergeant Teresa Childers Sergeant Childers was nominated by a coworker. Sergeant Childers has been with the York County Detention Center since June 2014. Sergeant Childers has proven to be an asset to her shift and the York County Detention Center as a whole. She is well respected by the detention officers on A-team. Sergeant Childers consistently shows firmness, fairness and understanding when addressing issues with staff. She has also proven that she is willing to go above and beyond by getting to know her assigned staff.
Letters of Appreciation - Transport Officer William Harris Officer Harris was issued this letter of appreciation from a co-worker. Officer Harris always contacts the tiered housing units before allowing the inmate workers to roll meal carts to be 100% certain of which tier should be fed first. This helps the shift begin as smoothly as possible because it can really throw off the feeding/rec times in a unit if the incorrect tier is fed first. This small step by Officer Harris goes a long way in preventing bigger issues in the housing units.
• Lieutenant Connie McMillan
• Sergeant Jamelia Smith
• Sergeant Michael Plyer
• Sergeant Cristos Kakouras
• Sergeant Niesha Foote
• Sergeant Anamaria Caveny
• Sergeant Carlos Nevarez
• Corporal Santana Woods
• Corporal Aundra Fonville
• Transport Officer Robert Craze
• Booking Clerk Geneva Rockwell
July 2022 Awards and Commendations
Employee of the Month – Corporal Kay Parker Corporal Parker was nominated by a coworker. Corporal Parker has been with the York County Detention Center since September 2008. Corporal Parker has been such an asset to the York County Detention Center. She came to us with over 12 years’ experience and has taken all the challenges of going from working in the Prison to now taking on so many tasks with the YCDC. Through all the bumps and hiccups that we have come across she has always stayed professional and offered a helping hand to those who don’t know how the Prison operated. Corporal Parker has really gone above and beyond to make sure things run smoothly during the transition and has been a great leader through it to fellow officers and peers.
Letters of Appreciation:
Corporal Cassandra Caldwell - Corporal Caldwell was issued this letter of appreciation from a co-worker. Corporal Caldwell recently stayed after her shift to assist another officer feed dinner in the housing units. This assistance was greatly appreciated and helped the night shift off to a smooth start. Corporal Caldwell also stayed to help give several night shift officer breaks.
Detention Officer Jonathan Nuqui - Officer Nuqui was issued this letter of appreciation from a co-worker. Officer Nuqui recently stayed after his shift to help another officer feed dinner trays in the housing units. Officer Nuqui also helped collect the dirty trays and pass out hygiene items to inmates. This assistance was greatly appreciated and helped get the night shift off to a smooth start. Thank you, Officer Nuqui! A HUGE thank you to these officers for their hard work!
Sheriff Kevin Tolson presented Lt. Nathan Clark the Medal of Merit for an injury he sustained in 2020 while attempting an arrest Johnathan Benfield who had active arrest warrant for violent crimes. During a foot pursuit Clark seriously suffered a compound fracture to his ankle. After two years of complications the decision was made to amputate Clark’s foot at the ankle. The good news Sgt. Clark is now in full recovery, he has been fitted with a prothetelic leg and will return to full duty once he is cleared by his doctor.
Sheriff Tolson presented Deputies Wedow, Hamlin and Anthony Life Saving Medals.