Energetic and experienced probation officer with over thirty-one years experience in criminal justice and law enforcement; highly motivating and detail-oriented, possessing excellent organizational and analytical skills. Safety-oriented, fair and professional when dealing with unruly offenders and problem situations.
Customer service mindset
Reliable and punctual
Written and oral communication skills
Successfully developed policies and procedures leading to new state laws and department regulations restricting sex offender access to children during prison visiting.
Assisted victims of violent crimes in removing perpetrator of crimes from local prisons to less accessible confinement locations.
Effectively managed caseloads of between 40 to 100 offenders at any given time.
Community Corrections OfficerMay 1998 to Jul 2014 Department of Corrections － Port Orchard, WA
At various locations in Tacoma and Port Orchard, WA, worked as a Community Corrections Officer at both work release facilities and community settings. Supervised adult offenders to monitor compliance with court ordered conditions. Counseled and assisted offenders in adjusting to the community. Reported violations of supervision conditions.
Classification CounselorFeb 1987 to May 1998 Department of Corrections － McNeil Island, WADeveloped offender case plans based on analysis of criminogenic needs of offenders. Counseled adult felony offenders with legal, substance abuse, mental health, employment and personal problems. Answered phone calls concerning clients, handled complaints and responded to requests for information.
Correctional OfficerSep 1983 to Feb 1987 Department of Corrections － Littlerock, WAMonitored inmate behavior to prevent crime, escape attempts and other dangerous activities. Transported inmates to and from medical and dental appointments, funerals, work details and court hearings. Employed de-escalation techniques, verbal commands and used physical and mechanical restraints to address unruly inmates.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology/Sociology1983Western Washington University － Bellingham, WASocial Science, Social Welfare and Social Work coursework
Associate of Arts, General studies1981Tacoma Community College － Tacoma, WA
Emphasis in completion of requirements for a four year degree