GOSHEN – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and Department of Probation Director Derek Miller have announced that veteran Probation Officer Stephanie Trautmann has been selected as the recipient of the New York State Probation Officers Association’s (NYSPOA) prestigious Presidential Distinguished Service Award.
This marks the third year in a row that a member of Orange County’s Probation Department has won the award. Probation Officer John Galdun earned the honor in 2016 and Marie Cain was recognized last year.
“This award is a tribute to Probation Officer Trautmann’s dedication, professionalism and hard work,” Neuhaus said. “I am proud that our Probation Department has won this prestigious award three years in a row. It is a wonderful recognition for the hard work that they do every day. I offer Stephanie my congratulations on receiving the Presidential Distinguished Service Award and my gratitude for her efforts on behalf of the residents of Orange County.”
The Presidential Distinguished Service Award is given to a Probation Officer who has displayed to an outstanding degree the kind of efficient or distinguished service which represents the highest standards and ideals of public service. To qualify, a nominee should have displayed especially good judgment, initiative and competence in his or her discipline.
Candidates usually must have at least 10 years of service, although exceptions can be made.
Trautmann, a Washingtonville resident, has served as a Probation Officer with Orange County since 1998. She works in the Adult Criminal Unit and her duties include the supervision of the Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System (ICOTS) probationers, those under administrative supervision due to long term treatment or incarceration, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) holds, and the Department’s Warrant Caseload.
“I’m honored to receive this award,” Trautmann said. “It’s very meaningful to me, but this recognition would not be possible without my colleagues. I care deeply for them and their support is much needed and much appreciated in this line of work.”