Awards and Appreciation, Division of Adult Parole Operations

Parole Agent III Jennifer Cross named Peace Officer of the Year

Parole Agent III Jennifer Cross and five other parole officials stand together.
From left are Derrick Carraway, NR Chief Deputy Parole Administrator; Jeremiah Gonzales, Parole Agent III; Joe Eldridge, Parole Agent II Supervisor; Jaimee Lacey, Sierra District Parole Administrator; Jennifer Cross, Parole Agent III; and Julie Kaplan, Regional Parole Administrator.

The Exchange Club of Redding recently recognized Parole Agent III Jennifer Cross as the Redding Peace Officer of the Year.

A 25-year CDCR employee, Cross supervises the Redding Parole Unit. Her experience ranges from correctional officer to counselor and parole agent.

Each year, the club honors one member of each law enforcement agency in Shasta County.

She received the 2021 award due to her professionalism and positive outlook while continuously putting the needs of others first.

According to a leaders, she is respected by her coworkers and contributes to the success of the Division of Adult Parole Operations.

Cross began her law enforcement career at a youth correctional officer in 1997. The following year, she transferred to CDCR as a parole agent in the Redding Parole Unit. In 2013, she was promoted to Correctional Counselor II at California Medical Facility.

Two years later, she promoted again to Parole Agent II at the Woodland Parole Unit. In 2016, Cross promoted to Unit Supervisor as a Parole Agent III. In 2017, she returned to the Redding Parole Unit.

“Congratulations to Parole Agent III Jennifer Cross on this outstanding honor. We also wish her well in her upcoming retirement,” according to a statement issued by Northern Region Parole Headquarters.


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