Law Appreciation Day, conducted by the Antelope Valley Fair Association, included a luncheon with more 400 law enforcement officers, family members and friends in attendance to recognize the recipients of the various awards. Two Parole Agents from CDCR’s Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) were honored at the event.

Representatives from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Kern County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles County Probation Department, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and other agencies were present.

CDCR Parole agents Thomas Foster, Antelope Valley GPS Parole Unit, and Steven Reinhart, DAPO Electronic Monitoring Unit, were recognized as officers-of-the-year from DAPO for their outstanding work.

Parole Supervisors Larry Dorsey, Antelope Valley GPS Parole Unit, and Adela Gonzales, DAPO Electronic Monitoring Unit, presented the awards to Agents Foster and Reinhart, respectively.

Those in attendance heard details of the excellent work conducted by both agents as the supervisors shared specific instances highlighting the Agents’ expertise, and their commitment to public safety and to the successful reintegration of parolees into the community.

The Parole agents received plaques, certificates of achievement and other accolades from the California Senate, California Assembly, area mayors and chiefs of police.

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DAPO staff in attendance, from left to right, Adela Gonzales, Parole Agent III; Steve Marshall, Parole Agent III: Jeff Green, Associate Director; Steve Reinhart, Parole Agent II, Thomas Foster Parole Agent I, Larry Dorsey, Parole Agent III; Kyle Smith, Parole Agent II, and Joe Martinez, District Administrator.