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Views from the 2014 DJJ Commissioner's Challenge

On May 15th, the Special Operations Unit of the Division of Operations & Compliance hosted the First Annual Special Operations Commissioner's Challenge at the Georgia Diagnostic & Classification State Prison in Jackson, Georgia. Read Article

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Friendly Competition

Held as a competition between the Department of Juvenile Justice SERT and SMRT Teams, the training was a combination of policy knowledge, leadership skills, and physical challenges in the obstacle course culminating in a competitive Tug-Of-War.

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Commissioner's Trophy

The teams battled for the Commissioner's Trophy, a silver engraved platter, which will be showcased in the Commissioner's suite at the Central Office in Decatur. The trophy is a symbol of the excellence in our elite Special Operations team statewide.

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Challenge Winners

SMRT One Team was the overall winner of the 1st Annual Commissioner's Challenge with SMRT Two Team as the runner-Up and YSI as the third place finisher.

The Top Leadership Award also went to SMRT One Team with SMRT Team Two as the runner-up.

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Top Skills Course

The winner for the Top Skills Course Award was SMRT One with the Eastman YDC as the runner-up. The SMRT One Team also had some of the fastest times ever recorded on the course, finishing the Ladder Challenge in one minute, thirty-three seconds, the Water Challenge in three minutes, thirty-three seconds, and the Poles Challenge in four minutes flat.

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Obstacle Course/Tug of War

The Top Obstacle Course winner was SMRT One with YSI as the runner-up. The SMRT One Team finished eight seconds off the course record with their stellar run.

Bragging rights and toughness points go to the Tug-of- War Winner, the Macon RYDC.

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Thank You!

Congratulations to everyone who participated this year! Special Thanks also goes out to the Training Division including:

Chris Thomas, Gary Murphy, Sharon Strickland, Natasha Swift, Michael Mulkey, and Calvin Waldroup. This year's Score Keepers were Elanda Trice and Lindsey Watson.

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