Commissioners Salute 2012 Bucks County Department of Corrections Officers of the Year
During a noon ceremony May 9 on the grounds of the Bucks County Community Corrections Centers, Commissioners Robert G. Loughery, chairman, and Charles H. Martin joined County Department of Corrections Director William Plantier to recognize the work that his department performs daily on behalf of 625,000 county residents. The annual Corrections Officers of the Year are selected by the employees of the Department of Corrections, making it an especially meaningful distinction.
Thanking those in attendance for their “unsung” work in the public safety sector, Chairman Loughery introduced Bucks County Correctional Facility (BCCF) Officer of the Year Dustin Crouthamel. “Yours is a distinguished and well-deserved honor… one you have merited through commitment to the public safety of our county,” Chairman Loughery told a large group of Corrections officials. Officer Crouthamel joined the Department of Corrections following exemplary service to the United States Marine Corps, including a tour of duty in Iraq (2005-06) with the 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Battalion. An avid hunter and outdoorsman in his spare time, Officer Crouthamel is a member of the Department of Corrections Special Response Team (SRT), as well as a training officer for new cadets.
Pointing to the unique nature of the Corrections Officer of the Year awards, which are chosen internally by the approximately 350 employees of the Department, Commissioner Martin honored Community Corrections Officer of the Year William Amerman. A 29-year employee of the Department, Officer Amerman joined the staff in March, 1984, at the “old” prison on Pine St. in Doylestown Borough. He was part of the transition team that ensured a safe move to the current “New Generation Jail” in Doylestown Township. Commissioner Martin also noted that Officer Amerman holds the distinction of being one of only a handful of Corrections staff members who have worked at all four – past and present – facilities within the Bucks County Department of Corrections. He praised Officer Amerman for maintaining “a well-deserved reputation as a steadfast employee whose work ethic consistently set an example” for his peers.
The Bucks County Department of Corrections is a County funded and operated criminal justice agency, part of the executive branch of county government. The Department services all municipal and state law enforcement authorities via the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas and 20 local Magisterial District Justice Centers. For additional information, please visit www.BucksCounty.org.