Carleen has served the department since July 2007. She started her career with the Sheriff's Office as a dispatcher serving Capt. Monica Reed as her assistant TAC Officer. Carleen now serves the department as the Probation and Sex Offender Officer.
Carleen works with people who have been convicted of crimes but were not sentenced to jail time. Instead, these offenders are given a probationary period where they must comply with all requirements set forth by the judge. These requirements may include seeking gainful employment, undergoing substance treatment, anger management, community service, and staying out of trouble.
As their Probation Officer, my duties include:
Regularly supervising, and reporting on these individuals to ensure they are complying with their probation.
Record offender restitution payments, cost of supervision, court costs, as well as other related payments.
Appearing in Court with the client to present reports, as needed.
Attending conferences to evaluate cases and methods, and remain up to date on recent trends and research in the field.
Field visits to home and employment.
I work to rehabilitate my offenders by promoting law-abiding behavior. I use a building block approach because change doesn't happen overnight. I instill accountability, and clear ground rules are established. My goal is to create the right change.