Billy Rogers, the former head of Gulf County’s probation office, has assumed the role of administering the Franklin County probation office, effective Aug. 15.
Richard Stewart, the president and CEO of Florida Probation Service, which has a contract to run the office, confirmed Friday that the previous supervisor of the office, Jennifer Brown, had been terminated for cause.
“The hours and services are unchanged,” said Stewart. “There was never a drop in service.”
Stewart said the office has a case load of about 70 to 80 probationers per month, and handles a range of services that include supervision of offenders, monitoring of court-ordered payments and programs, bond supervision, electronic monitoring, community service programs, and employment assistance.
Florida Probation Service LLC, based in Panama City and founded by Stewart, a former Bay County commissioner, and Harold Bazzel provides local misdemeanor probation services to Bay, Franklin and Gulf counties.