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Maryland Senate confirms Joseph Clocker as new director of Parole and Probation

Doe Clocker

TOWSON, MD —  From humble beginnings 40 years ago collecting child support for the Supreme Bench of Baltimore, Joe Clocker has gone on to do just about everything you can do in Parole and Probation.

Now, he’s in charge of it.

On Monday, Feb. 27, the Maryland Senate confirmed Clocker as Director of the Maryland Division of Parole and Probation.

Clocker started with the Division in May of 1977, working out of the old Courthouse Annex in downtown Baltimore. From there, he worked his way up the ladder in multiple offices in the Baltimore and Anne Arundel County area before being named Regional Administrator for the Central Region in 2010.

Along the way,  Clocker served as the first field supervisor for the Family Assault Supervision Team for domestic violence offenders; as a domestic violence training instructor for both Maryland and Rhode Island community supervision; and, he worked with the Public Safety Internal Investigative Unit.

Clocker has participated in countless focus groups, supervision policy work groups, and criminal justice agency collaborations in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and statewide, and he played a key role in the emerging Justice Reinvestment Act implementation.

He is a Towson University graduate and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Baltimore.

Committed to best practices and research-driven outcomes, Clocker is dedicated to creating a workplace culture that values the continued professional development of its employees.

An even-keeled leader and a strong family man, Clocker never forgot his humble roots.

Says the new Director:  “I am honored and proud to have been chosen for this leadership position. I look forward to working with Secretary Moyer and all DPSCS employees to continue our positive work and accomplishments in community corrections.”


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