By Don Chaddock, Inside CDCR editor
Photos by DAPO staff
Parole Agent Janet Miller was recognized as a 2017 Peace Officer of the Year in a ceremony on March 15. The Exchange Club of Redding selected the recipients which included officers from CDCR’s Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO), Anderson Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Redding Police Department, Shasta County District Attorney’s Office, Shasta County Marshal’s Office, Shasta County Probation Department and Sheriff’s Department.
Every year the Redding Exchange Club honors one peace officer from each agency operating within Shasta County.
Miller began her career in 1996 as a correctional officer at California Medical Facility in Vacaville. Three years later, she laterally transferred to what was then called the Parole and Community Services Division (now known as DAPO) as a parole agent for the Redding Parole Unit in Shasta County. In 2000, she was assigned to a High-Risk Sex Offender caseload and she continued to supervise sex offenders for the next 17 years. According to her supervisors, she has been an advocate for victims and has established positive relationships with community partners.
In September 2017, she was given a special assignment as a Court and Notice Agent with the Court Compliance Unit in the Sierra District, working with the Superior Courts in Shasta, Trinity, Siskiyou and Modoc Counties assisting them with successfully prosecuting parole violations.