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James E. Donald
Albert R. Murray
Vice Chair
L. Gale Buckner
Robert E. Keller
Terry E. Barnard
News Release
For Immediate Release   Contact: Steve Hayes, Director
Public Affairs Office
Phone: (404) 657-9450
FAX: (404) 651-8502

Parole Board Promotes Bobo to Jesup Chief Parole Officer

October 6, 2011;

Atlanta, Ga - Michael Bobo has been selected for the position of Chief Parole Officer in the Jesup Parole Office. Bobo’s promotion was effective October 1, 2011.
In 1990, Bobo graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice. He began his career with the Board on September 1, 1998, as a Parole Officer in the Jesup Parole Office. Upon graduating from basic parole training, Bobo was awarded the Performance Award, Academic Award, and Steve Bower’s Award. 
Bobo later advanced to the position of Senior Parole Officer. His assignments with the Board include serving as a Field Training Officer, MRT Instructor, Health and Wellness Instructor, and POST-Certified Instructor specializing in firearms. He has additional duties assisting with the pre-basic course and with quarterly firearms requalification. Bobo completed the New Manager Training Program in 2001. He volunteered to serve during the G-8 Summit in 2004. He was recognized as the Board’s Southeast Region Employee of the Year in 2004. He served on the Parole Association of Georgia (PAOG) executive board from 2004 to 2006 as the Southeast Representative and from 2006 to 2008 as the Second Vice-President. 
“Throughout his career with the agency, Mike has distinguished himself with professionalism and dedication to public safety. He will be a true asset to the District #16 Jesup Parole Office,” stated Darryl McGhee, Southeast Region Director for the Parole Board. The Jesup Parole Office supervises more than 400 parolees. The average caseload per officer is 85.
Bobo and his family reside in Jesup.