Monday, 22 July 2019 14:40

Gov. Cooper proclaims Probation, Parole, and Community Supervision Officers’ Week

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RALEIGH — In recognition of the important public service provided by the state’s probation/parole officers, Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed July 21-27, 2019, as Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Officers’ Week in North Carolina.

“Every day, our probation and parole officers provide valuable services to the people of North Carolina,” said Gov. Cooper. “Helping those re-entering society to successfully complete their probation or parole requirements, keeping citizens safe and helping to build stronger communities are all in a day’s work for these dedicated public servants.”

“Our probation and parole officers are a critical part of North Carolina’s criminal justice community,” said Department of Public Safety Secretary Erik Hooks. “Sometimes their accomplishments go unseen, but they are always greatly appreciated. They play an important role in the overall public safety mission.”

More than 2,000 probation and parole officers supervise almost 90,000 individuals in North Carolina who are serving probation, parole or post-release supervision. They also work with community agencies and local reentry councils to provide services and support to formerly incarcerated individuals.

“The dedication displayed by our officers is second to none,” said Division of Community Corrections Director Tracy K. Lee. “They wear many hats and juggle many duties, all while providing supervision, case management and intervention services for those they supervise.”

For more information about the work of probation/parole officers visit