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Date: Sept. 10, 2008 Phone: 919 -716-3700


District 20B has new probation operations manager

 MONROE -- Rick Fields is the new manager of probation and parole operations in Union County. He succeeded the retired Libby Ruth.

Rick Fields

 As manager of the Division of Community Corrections’ District 20B, Fields oversees the work of 18 officers, two chief probation/parole officers, a community service coordinator and three administrative staff members. Together, they supervise nearly 1,300 offenders in the district.

Fields had been a chief probation/parole officer since 2005, having previously risen from a probation/parole officer I in 1997 and a probation/parole officer II in 1999.

 The Western Carolina University graduate has a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. Within Community Corrections, he has been a special operations officer for sex offenders, has served on several task forces and is a self-defense and firearms instructor.

He and his wife, Wendy, have two daughters and a son.

 Fields serves on the ITT-Tech Curriculum Board in Charlotte and coaches kids basketball and softball. He enjoys playing golf and softball and riding motorcycles.


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