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From the President
Founded in 1983 to create a voice in Sacramento for the issues and concerns of probation peace officers, SCOPO has grown into the number one resource for labor issues for the probation profession in the State of California. Current organization membership includes the voices of members from over 36 counties, made up of probation officers and juvenile corrections officers from throughout the state.
SCOPO is unique and is the leading organization when it comes to probation matters statewide pertaining to line staff. It is the only statewide organization representing probation line staff, and whose primary purpose is to advocate for their interests on legislative issues. SCOPO actively sponsors and supports legislation that is beneficial to probation peace officers. SCOPO screens criminal justice and labor related bills. SCOPO also serves as a statewide communication network to assist local members and organizations in compiling supporting research for contractual negotiations and labor related issues.
SCOPO’s Board of Directors is made up of two representatives from each member unit, with meetings four times a year at different locations throughout the state. The Board votes on legislative matters and political endorsements, and shares information on relevant issues affecting the individual units. Through this process each member organization gains an advantage when dealing with their local labor issues, and concerns. Speakers are also scheduled who may be politicians, leaders in the field of probation or representatives of organizations, whose influence can benefit probation peace officers.
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Robert Bloe is SCOPO's 2019 Officer of the Year
The State Coalition of Probation Organizations is proud to recognize Robert Bloe, Deputy Probation Officer from San Bernardino Probation Department as our 2018 Officer of the Year recipient. Officer Bloe is a long time San Bernardino Probation Department employee who has worked in their institutions and field services divisions.
Shelby Featherston is Our 2019 SCOPO Jim Frayne Scholarship Winner!
SJCPOA would like to congratulate Shelby Featherston on her selection for the State Coalition of Probation Organizations Jim Frayne Academic Scholarship. Shelby was selected as the winner of this scholarship given by SCOPO every year. Shelby is the daughter of member Kristen Featherston and Phil Featherston. Congratulations Shelby on receiving the SCOPO Jim Frayne Scholarship!!
Honoring President Brian Ronan
The State Coalition of Probation Organizations is proud to recognize President Brian Ronan for his many years of service, leadership, and integrity. President Ronan has been a moving force as SCOPO's President for the past four years. President Ronan will be deeply missed as he has made the decision to step down and not seek another term on the Executive Board. His constant guidance and leadership is much respected and will be truly missed. On behalf of SCOPO we wish him all the best in his future endeavors, and our grateful for his dedication to this great organization.
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