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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.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website, and feel free to reach out to any executive board member with questions.


Jordan Richards
SCOPO President

Pressroom Upates

Man arrested after weapons, drugs found during probation search

January 28, 2020

Legal Issues

New California Law Prohibits Workplace Discrimination for Off-Duty Marijuana Use

November 25, 2023


SCOPO Legislator of the Year

SCOPO honord Senator Anthony Portantino, as the 2021 Legislator of The Year. Senator Portantino was presented with this prestigous award and we thank him for all his hard work.

Last SCOPO Meeting

SCOPO Meeting

March 2022

Sacramento County

Next SCOPO Meeting


June 2022

Ventura County, TBD

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