Today, State Representatives Jeffery Rezabek (R-Clayton) and Stephen Huffman (R-Tipp City) presented a resolution to Officer Sharlynn Key honoring her as the 2015 Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) Parole Officer of the year.

Officer Key was selected as the ODRC Parole Officer of the Year due to her willingness to lead by example and train and mentor new parole officers. She has maintained efficient operations in her unit and has made significant referrals to Thinking For A Change and Second Chance Wednesday, groups each assisting her offenders significantly.

“It was an honor for me to join my friend Representative Steve Huffman in honoring Officer Sharlynn Key,” Rep. Rezabek stated. “In my experience as a juvenile defense attorney, I have worked with many parole officers and the impact they can have is immense. There is no doubt in my mind Officer Key is deserving of this award and I want to again congratulate her on this honor.”

Officer Key is a graduate of Wilberforce University, where she received her Bachelor’s in Arts degree in 1996. After becoming a Parole Officer in 2000 she worked in Dayton until 2013. She was eventually promoted to a Senior Parole Officer for Troy Unit 1 in Miami County where she currently serves. In addition to serving as a Parole Officer, Officer Key serves as the Dayton West Internship Coordinator.

“I am very proud of her accomplishments in this very critical aspect of the correctional system in Ohio,” said Rep. Huffman.

Officer Key accepted the resolution during today’s Ohio House session alongside ODRC Director Mohr and other staff members.

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