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Date: Sept. 9, 2009 Phone: 919 -716-3700


Community Corrections names new Division 2 administrator

 SMITHFIELD -- Terry Gootee, a 30-year corrections veteran, has been named Division 2 administrator in the Division of Community Corrections.Terry Gootee

He will be responsible for the probation and parole operations of an area that covers 21 central and southeastern North Carolina counties and has 680 employees and more than 31,000 offenders under community supervision.

 Gootee was previously assistant administrator for Division 1, which covers 32 eastern counties.

 His career began as a probation/parole officer in Charlotte, advancing through the ranks in New Hanover and Pender counties. Gootee was named Division 1 assistant administrator in 2006.

 He has a masters and a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice management from UNC-Charlotte. Gootee is also a graduate of the Department of Correction’s Correctional Leadership Development Program and the state’s Certified Public Managers school.

 Gootee is married and has three sons. He enjoys surf fishing and gardening.


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