Placer County Probation Department recognized as Outstanding Probation Agency

Submitted to the Sun

TAHOE CITY, Calif. – Placer County Probation Department has received an award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, recognized as the 2023 MADD California Outstanding Probation Agency of the Year.

At an awards ceremony this month, the Probation Department received the award from MADD California, the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

The award recognizes the department’s contribution to ending drunk driving, helping fight drugged driving, supporting victims of these violent crimes and preventing underage drinking.

“We are proud of our Probation DUI team and grateful for our continued partnership with the Office of Traffic Safety and Mothers Against Drunk Driving,” said Placer County Probation Chief Probation Officer Marshall Hopper. “Together, we strive to reduce DUIs in our community, keeping our roadways safe and holding DUI offenders accountable to the terms and conditions of their supervision.”

Over the past year, the department conducted 53 after-hours operations, 809 preliminary alcohol screening tests, over 2,000 unannounced field contacts and searches, approximately 2,000 office contacts and collected nearly 1,200 drug tests.

“This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our team and the collaborative efforts of our partners in safeguarding our community from the tragic consequences of impaired driving,” said Hopper.

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