New Chief of Office of Correctional Safety has history of state service

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed a former California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) special agent to a leadership position.

Derrick Marion, 41, of Sacramento, has been appointed Chief of the Office of Correctional Safety at CDCR, where he has served as deputy chief since 2014 and was a correctional administrator from 2013 to 2014.

Marion has served as an adjunct instructor at American River College since 2001. He served in several positions at CDCR’s Office of Internal Affairs from 2007 to 2013, including special agent in charge, senior special agent and special agent.

He served in several positions at the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control from 1997 to 2007, including district administrator, supervising investigator and investigator.

Marion earned a Master of Science degree in criminal justice administration from San Jose State University.

This position does not require Senate confirmation.