Probation Department

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Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Probation Department is to promote the safety of the citizens of Placer County by conducting investigations for the court, enforcing court orders, ensuring victim’s rights, engaging in crime prevention partnerships, and facilitating the re-socialization of offenders through the use of evidence-based supervision and best practices.

Placer County Probation Chief Marshall Hopper

Chief Marshall HopperIn April 2011, the Placer County Board of Supervisors appointed Marshall Hopper to Chief Probation Officer.  Marshall has worked in the probation field for over 30 years, 24 of those years in Placer County.  During his career in Placer County, he worked his way through the ranks, from a Deputy Probation Officer to Chief.  Throughout this time, Marshall worked in almost every division in the department and worked in various satellite offices within our local law enforcement entities. Additionally, he was responsible for developing our DUI specialized caseloads, our Pre-Trial program, and the Placer Re-Entry Program (PREP). Marshall has served as Chair of the Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) responsible for the implementation of the Placer County CCP plan, participated in the Placer County S.M.A.R.T. Policy Board, and is a member of the Chief Probation Officers of California where he served as chair of the Sacramento region.

Marshall is committed to making a difference in our community and the lives of our clients through accountability and evidence-based services.  Marshall is a long-time Roseville resident and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Executive Public Administration. 

About the Probation Department

Placer County serves approximately 400,000 residents, from the City of Roseville to the shores of Lake Tahoe. The Probation Department provides an array of services to our citizens through our 140-employee workforce, 114 sworn peace officers, as well as 26 support positions. Currently, we have Probation Offices in Roseville, Auburn, and Tahoe, as well as Officers integrated throughout the County with our local police agencies and sheriff’s office. Our integral justice system role is a critical part of our public safety structure, charged with supervising and providing services to over 3000 adults granted supervision, operating a 78-bed secure Juvenile Detention Facility (JDF), supervising both informal and formal juvenile cases and making appropriate risk-based recommendations to the Placer County Superior Court to assist with the sentencing process. 

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Social Media

Placer County Probation has launched a new social media program to help give you a behind-the-scenes look at the amazing work being done by the Placer Probation team. Follow us on all our social accounts to learn more!