Melissa Guzman

Profile Assistant Division DirectorRiverside County Probation

Assistant Division Director Melissa Guzman with Riverside County Probation is a seasoned professional in criminal justice, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Business Management focused on Public Administration. She gained practical experience as a Paralegal, Private Investigator, and Emergency Dispatcher prior to joining probation. Since 2007, Melissa has excelled as a Probation Officer, showcasing leadership and a steadfast commitment to public service. Notably, she led the establishment of Riverside County’s Pretrial Service Division in 2022, implementing new legal mandates under SB 36. Melissa is known for her meticulous attention to detail, analytical problem-solving skills, and passion for research. Her expertise enables her to navigate complex legal frameworks and evaluate policy and procedure effectively.