Division Director of Operations Robert Patton named Director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections

February 7, 2014

On behalf of nearly 10,000 employees, I want to congratulate ADC Division Director of Operations Robert Patton on being named the Director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Robert has served Arizona with distinction since beginning his career as a Corrections Officer in 1985. He has served in multiple capacities in his years with this agency, starting as an officer working graveyard shift, advancing through the ranks, ultimately becoming the Division Director for Operations in 2009, overseeing 10 state prison complexes and six contract facilities. It's a time-consuming and pressure-filled job, and Robert has done it exceptionally well.

I'm saddened to see Robert leave, but it's also a great endorsement of the high caliber of professionals who work for the Arizona Department of Corrections. We employ the very finest corrections personnel in the nation and Robert has been a great example of that. He will be missed, and we wish him the best.


Sincerely,

Charles L. Ryan 
Director