2017 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEES
2017 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEE
Chief Calvin Remington
In 1970, Chief Remington began his career in public safety as a parole agent for the State of California. In 1974, he left state parole to become a probation officer for the County of Ventura. He held a number of positions during his time with the Ventura County Probation Agency, ultimately becoming the Chief Probation Officer (CPO) in 1997. In 2007, after 37 years in public safety, Chief Remington retired from the Ventura County Probation Agency.
After consulting privately for over a year, Chief Remington returned to the work that he has loved for over four decades. In 2008, he became the interim CPO for the San Mateo County Probation Department. In 2010, he found his way to the Los Angeles County Probation Department. Chief Remington has served as the acting/interim CPO for Los Angeles County on multiple occasions and continues to serve in this position.
Chief Remington has served on countless boards, associations, and committees. He has held multiple positions on the board of directors for the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC), including its president. He has held positions on the California State Board of Corrections, Judicial Council of California, National Association of Probation Executives, California Probation, Parole, and Correctional Association, National Juvenile Restitution Association, and the Governor’s State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, as well as many others.
In addition to his proven leadership in the parole and probation fields, Chief Remington is also an accomplished writer and instructor. He has written a number of publications in the area of victim restitution. Through his efforts, juvenile and family court judges now have a working knowledge of restitution, as it applies to juveniles within the juvenile justice system. He has been a certified instructor for the State’s Standards and Training for Corrections (STC), a faculty member for the Ventura Community College District, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and the Federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Chief Remington earned his Bachelor of Science Degree at San Jose State University and his Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the University of Southern California.