Advertisement

IN BRIEF Los Angeles County / LOS ANGELES

County Names Head of Probation Department

April 15, 2005|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has appointed an in-house 30-year veteran probation officer to take over as head of the county's $500-million Probation Department.

Paul Higa, who is currently the interim chief, joined the department as a probation officer in 1975 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in psychology from UCLA.

He will oversee 5,200 employees and succeed Richard Shumsky, who retired in November.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|