Three selected as Sheriff’s Office employees of the year

PORT ORCHARD — Three members of the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office team have been named the organization’s 2016 employees of the year.

The candidates were nominated and selected by a peer vote in each sheriff’s office job classification category — for deputy sheriff, corrections officer and support services specialist.

Deputy Sheriff John Stacy was named deputy sheriff of the year. A 15-year veteran for the sheriff’s patrol division, Stacy is a retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer.

According to a department news release, Stacy “is known for his personal integrity, professional work ethic and his ability to apply the understanding of right and wrong in everyday settings.”

Corrections Officer Richard Campbell was selected as corrections officer of the year. He was lauded by the department as a “solid team member with superb personal skills in de-escalating volatile situations that occur in a correctional environment.”

Campbell is a three-year veteran of the corrections division.

Support Specialist Lori Hamilton was named support services specialist of the year. She is known “as one who exhibits excellent customer service skills with an individual’s best interests in mind.” She has “an uncanny knack for calming the most vocal, frustrated customer and making recommendations to assist that person with their request, demand or dilemma.”

The following staff members were nominated for employees of the year: Deputy Sheriff of the Year — Chad Miller and Schon Montague; Corrections Officer of the Year — David Kearney and Richard Lynn; Support Services Specialist of the Year — Joe Adams and Kristin Johnson.

The employees will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the Christian Life Center in Port Orchard at 5 p.m. on Feb. 7.