Warden Michael Harlow with the Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC) is pleased to announce that Alan Davis has been named Officer of the Year for the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton.
Corporal Alan Davis’ career with the Wyoming Department of Corrections spans nearly thirteen years. On June 1, 2007, Alan started his career as a Correctional Officer for the Honor Farm. He held this position until February 1, 2012 when he was promoted to Correctional Corporal, the position he still holds today.
During his thirteen-year tenure, Corporal Davis has established a very well-earned reputation as being outstandingly consistent in enforcing rules and holding inmates accountable for their behavior. His attention to detail and willingness to follow through has on numerous occasions placed him at the right place, at the right time, to catch security risks that may have otherwise gone undetected. Another strong trait that Cpl. Davis has demonstrated throughout his career is a strong desire to gain new skills and knowledge to better himself as a correctional professional. With his strong desire to learn and his attention for detail, it was a natural outcome that Corporal Davis would become an investigator for the Department.
Alan provides strong leadership within the facility; Alan is accountable for the night shift team’s results, good or bad. Alan holds himself and his employees accountable for their actions, which creates a sense of responsibility among his team. Alan gives credit where credit is due, and take responsibility for shortcoming when necessary. This can be observed in Alan’s day to day command of his shift as well as the missions that he and his team faces and how they tackle each challenge.
Courtesy is a part of Alan’s day to day approach to situations; no matter the situation he remains calm and courteous with those involved, staff or inmate. He is known to be a “black and white” employee, however, he can be counted on to take the correct measures to any given situation. In the past year, there have been situations where Alan has done everything possible to discover the truth because “what is right is right, and what is wrong is wrong”. He truly has emulated the Director’s words of “doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reasons”. Alan takes on additional functions and duties that greatly enhance the overall operation and performance of the facility. Not only is he a Shift Commander in the absence of the Sergeant, but Alan is also a competent leader who is well respected by all staff and inmates.