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Parole and Probation Academy graduates 28

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TOWSON, MD — Twenty-eight men and women joined the front lines of the community safety battle on Friday when the Parole and Probation Academy graduated its latest class.

The new agents will be working out of field offices in all three Parole and Probation regions, from one end of the state to the other.

Acting Parole and Probation Director Joe Clocker encouraged the group, as did Training Administrator Andrea King-Wessels. Public Safety Deputy Secretary of Operations J. Michael Zeigler administered the oath to the agents.

The special guest speaker was Christopher Shank, the Chief Legislative Officer for Governor Hogan and a longtime state senator and delegate. Mr. Shank, who until recently led the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, was a key player in Maryland’s recent passage of the Justice Reinvestment Act.

He reminded the agents that they are joining Parole and Probation at a most exciting time, when what may be a once-in-a-lifetime criminal justice reform is actually taking place.

Public Safety salutes these new agents. Welcome to the Division of Parole and Probation!


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