Chief Probation Officers of California Elect New President; Executive Officers
San Luis Obispo County Probation Chief Jim Salio Voted 2018 President


Sacramento, CA — The Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) announced their ratified vote to confirm the slate of Executive Officers for 2018 at their quarterly all chief meeting.

The 2018 slate of new executive officers are: President: Chief Jim Salio (San Luis Obispo County), Vice President: Chief Stephanie James (San Joaquin County, Secretary: Chief Steve Sentman (Orange County). 

“I am humbled by the opportunity to serve CPOC and the field of probation as the President of CPOC in 2018,” said Chief Salio, newly elected President of the Chief Probation Officers of California.  “CPOC has proven itself to be the relied upon voice at the state level for probation and we look forward to continue our work with the Legislature, Governor, and regulators to ensure California’s public safety system continues to move further toward a system focused on accountability and evidence based rehabilitation.  2018 will be an exciting and challenging year, but I anticipate CPOC and probation will continue to lead the change in sound public safety policy and focused individual change to move our clients to productive and crime-free lives.”

The Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC), is an association of all 58 counties with a shared identity as law enforcement leaders. CPOC is committed to a research-based approach to public safety that promotes positive behavior change. Their leadership guides policy and practice in the areas of prevention, community-based corrections, secure detention for youth and direct human services. CPOC’s goal is to prevent crime and delinquency, reduce recidivism, restore victims and promote healthy families and communities.

CPOC’s mission is to advocate and educate for a multi-dimensional approach to public safety that includes: 

  • Holding clients accountable through community supervision.
  • Preventing crime by changing criminal thinking.
  • Objectively assessing the law and facts for individuals coming before the Court.
  • Restoring victims and preventing future victimization.
  • Rehabilitating our clients with evidence-informed strategies that change their behavior.
  • Ensuring secure and effective detention services and successful reentry.

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