Statement from PEF President Susan M. Kent in recognition of National Pretrial, Probation and Parole week July 21-27, 2013
PEF represents approximately 850 members in state parole services, and 80 members at the Albany County Probation Department.
We honor the courage, professionalism and skill of all the PEF members who provide these crucial services to protect the public’s safety.
These services require great skill and professionalism because they combine the duties of law enforcement with rehabilitation and guidance. In providing these services, our members risk their own lives and safety to supervise individuals charged with or convicted of very serious crimes and try to guide them into new lives as law-abiding and productive citizens. PEF is truly proud and grateful to count these dedicated and committed professionals among our members.