The Exchange Club of Redding presented the 41st annual Peace Officer of the Year awards, naming Parole Agent William “Billy” Harrison as one of the recipients last month.

Agent Harrison started his law enforcement career with the Nevada Department of Prisons later joining CDCR as a Correctional Officer in 1998 at High Desert State Prison.

Agent Williams became an Assistant Institutional Gang Investigator later promoting to Correctional Sergeant and Correctional Counselor.

In April of 2010 he promoted to Parole Agent I and was assigned various duties including the Global Positioning Satellite caseload for High Risk Sex Offenders,  assignments with the Shasta Anti-gang task force and the Shasta inter-agency drug task force to name a few.

Agent Harrison was not only recognized for his exemplary performance, but also his outstanding attitude, leadership and professionalism.

The awards ceremony was attended by more than 100 law enforcement personnel representing more than 10 agencies in the Shasta County area.

Regional Parole Administrator Robert Ambroselli said, “Agent Harrison embodies the perfect balance of public safety and rehabilitative prospective we strive to achieve in this division every day. I am extremely proud of Billy and thank him for his dedication and service.”

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From left, Ken Dow, Chief Deputy Regional Administrator of Region I; Agent William “Billy” Harrison; and Robert Ambroselli, Regional Parole Administrator of the Northern Region.

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From left, Dave Nichols, District Administrator of the Sierra District; Agent William “Billy” Harrison; Robert Ambroselli, Regional Parole Administrator of the Northern Region; and Ken Dow, Chief Deputy Regional Administrator of Region I.