Izen Locatelli Appointed Chief Probation Officer of Mendocino County


Izen Locatelli has been appointed and sworn in as Chief Probation Officer for the County of Mendocino.

The swearing in took place on Friday, February 23, 2018, where Chief Locatelli was sworn in by the Honorable Ann C. Moorman. 

Mr. Locatelli began his career with the County of Mendocino in 2007 as a Juvenile Corrections Deputy and has worked his way up through the ranks in the County’s Probation department to the top slot of Chief Probation Officer. Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Locatelli chose to quote the immortal words of Teddy Roosevelt, “The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.” Mr. Locatelli hopes to bring a fresh outlook to Mendocino County Probation, and to uphold his duties with the upmost caution and care.

Presiding Judge Moorman commented, “The Court was unanimous in selecting Izen as the County’s next Chief Probation Officer and we are thrilled he accepted. He knows the department from the ground up. He is trusted by the rank and file as well as by management and government leaders across the county. He understands the importance the Probation Department plays in our community and he will bring fresh energy and vision to the department. He is a man of integrity, who believes in hard work and fairness. He will be a quality leader for many years to come.”

Human Resources director Heidi Dunham remarked, “It is always exciting to see a dedicated, long-term County employee move up through the ranks. I am proud of Mr. Locatelli and I am sure he will continue to be an asset to the Probation Department and to the County.”

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