Spencer Cross

Profile Deputy Chief Probation OfficerSanta Barbara County Probation

Spencer began his career with the Probation Department in 1999 as a Juvenile Institutions Officer at the Santa Barbara Juvenile Hall. Over the past 25 years, he has held a variety of assignments in the Facilities, Juvenile and Adult divisions, giving him a broad base of experience and knowledge. His dedication to collaboration with the local justice system partners and County stakeholders has been instrumental in the implementation of new County criminal justice initiatives and innovative programs. Spencer received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara, and has completed a variety of leadership programs, including the first cohort of the County Executive Office-sponsored Leadership Certificate Program. He is currently the Deputy Chief Probation Officer assigned to the Adult Division.