Founded in 1912, the Inyo County Probation Department is staffed by personnel committed to the safety of the community through the provision of evidence based supervision and case management strategies designed to enhance the rehabilitation of adult and youthful offenders. The Probation Department is a law enforcement agency, whose primary functions include the supervision of both adult and youthful offenders; service to the Superior Court; victim assistance including the enforcement of victim restitution orders; and the provision of early intervention programs for pre-delinquent youth. Those functions are summarized within the Probation Department motto, "Community, Pride and Progress!"
The Inyo County Probation Department offers unpaid internships to college students earning degrees or certificates in criminal justice, human services and related fields. We also offer student observation days for those desiring to simply observe what the Probation Department does on a day to day basis. For more information, please contact the Inyo County Probation Department.
Citizens have the right to make a complaint against any peace officer agency and/or agency personnel for any improper employee conduct. California law requires this agency to have a procedure to investigate citizen complaints. You have a right to a written description of this procedure. This agency may find after investigation that there is not enough evidence to warrant action on your complaint. Even if that is the case, you have the right to make the complaint and have it investigated if you believe an officer or employee behaved improperly. Citizen Complaints and any reports or findings relating to the complaint must be retained by this agency for at least five years.