Division of Parole and Probation to Graduate 47 New Agents Wednesday, August 31 at 1:30 p.m.

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What:   Maryland Division of Parole and Probation Agent Academy Graduation
When:  Wednesday, August 31 at 1:30 p.m.
Where:   Public Safety Education and Training Center, 6852 4th St. in Sykesville, on the grounds of the Springfield Hospital Center
Background: Throughout this difficult economic time, the O’Malley Administration and the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services have maintained a strong commitment to the Division of Parole and Probation (DPP), making sure its academies run year-round to keep the ranks filled.

This graduation features 47 new agents, who will be placed in DPP offices all over the State. Twenty of the agents are Distinguished Graduates, meaning they scored 95% or higher and had perfect attendance in the ten-week academy.

DPP agents supervise more than 66,000 offenders all over Maryland. DPP’s Violence Prevention Initiative has been credited with helping local jurisdictions reduce violent crime, and its commitment to technology has led to a Kiosk Reporting System for offenders and the Livescan ID system, among many other innovations.

DPP is led by Acting Director Patricia Vale, who has more than 35 years of agency experience.