By DAPO staff
Since 1976, the Exchange Club of Redding has honored peace officers for their exemplary service to the communities they protect. On March 28, Northern Region Parole Agent Kevin McClure, with the Redding Parole Unit, was recognized as Peace Officer of the Year.
During the group’s 46th annual awards ceremony, held at Win-River Resort & Casino in Redding, the club continued their long-standing tradition of honoring law enforcement agencies and their employees in Shasta County.
Law enforcement personnel from multiple agencies were recognized for the dedication and professionalism they exhibit while serving the citizens of Shasta County.
Agent McClure’s career in public service spans over thirty years. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army from 1982 through 1989 and was a Captain at the time he discharged from active military service. He worked as a Public Health Nurse from 1994 to 2000 at the Merced County Jail and Pleasant Valley State Prison.
In 2000, McClure became a Parole Agent I with the Division Adult Parole Operations and was assigned to the Redding Parole Unit. He spent the next 12 years supervising offenders in the community. From 2013 to 2016, Agent McClure worked as a Correctional Officer and Public Health Nurse at the California Correctional Center in Susanville.
In 2016, Agent McClure returned to the Redding Parole Unit as a Parole Agent I and since that time has supervised offenders on parole in Shasta, Trinity and Modoc counties.
Throughout his career, Agent McClure has been a strong advocate for victims in the community and has worked hard to assist offenders with their reintegration back into society.
Agent McClure was recognized for both his military service and his commitment to public safety.