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Chief Mack Jenkins, Ret.

Board Member

Mack Jenkins recently retired as Chief Probation Officer for the County of San Diego. Named “Law Enforcement Official of the Year” by the San Diego County Crime Commission in 2011, Chief Jenkins has more than 33 years of experience in the criminal justice field. Prior to joining San Diego County in December of 2007, Chief Jenkins served as Director for the Orange County Probation Department in Anaheim California.

While with the Orange County Probation Department, Chief Jenkins managed the Adult Field Services, Juvenile Field services and Adult Court Services Divisions for Orange County Probation. In those roles, he was responsible for the supervision of more than 6,000 adult offenders, 2,800 juvenile offenders, 3,500 felony substance abuse offenders, and almost 500 felony chronic drug offenders in Orange County Drug Courts.

During his career, Chief Jenkins has also been responsible for the design and implementation of an intensive supervision program for sex offenders, overseen the development of a special supervision program for domestic violence offenders, and has also worked with incarcerated juvenile offenders as the Assistant Director of a Juvenile Detention facility.

Chief Jenkins is a former adjunct instructor of criminal justice with the Rancho Santiago Community College District in Orange County and holds a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from the University of California at Irvine and a Master of Science degree in criminal justice from California State University at Long Beach. He joined REDF’s Board in 2012.