Yolo County Administrator Patrick Blacklock today announced the appointment of Brent D. Cardall as Chief Probation Officer.  Cardall will be filling the position currently held by Interim Chief Probation Officer Marlon Yarber.  Cardall has served as San Benito County’s Chief Probation Officer for the past five years.

“Brent Cardall brings 27 years of experience to Yolo County in the criminal justice field, most recently as a guiding force in evidence-based practice in San Benito County,” said Yolo County Administrator Patrick Blacklock.

Prior to his tenure with San Benito County, Cardall served as an adjunct professor for Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, teaching courses in the areas of ethics, criminal justice, probation and parole.  At the same time, he was the director of the inmate placement program in Draper, Utah, overseeing 22 county jails.  He has also served as a regional administrator for adult probation and parole in both Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah. 

Cardall holds an associate of science degree in criminal justice from Salt Lake Community College, a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice from Columbia College and a master’s degree in human resource management from Webster University.

Three of the last five years, Cardall has received California State Association of Counties Challenge Awards which recognizes the creative spirit of California county governments as they find innovative, effective and cost-savings ways to provide programs and services.   The most recent award was for implementing the Grow Strong Program in San Benito County, otherwise known as “Booked in a Different Way”.  This program promotes the rehabilitation of probation offenders and supports the success of at-risk children by encouraging parents to read with their children.

“I look forward to this opportunity, and the related responsibility to protect the Yolo County community, provide services to the court and assist clients in changing their criminal behavior,” said Brent Cardall

Cardall will assume his new responsibilities on July 1, 2013.  The annual salary range for this position is $127,524-$155,004.