Adolfo Gonzales was appointed as the Chief Probation Officer of the San Diego County Probation Department in March 2016. He leads the Probation Department with over 1,250 sworn officers and professional staff combined.
Gonzales’s law enforcement career began in 1978, as a San Diego Police Department Reserve Officer and became a full-time officer in 1979.
He earned his doctorate degree in leadership science from the University of San Diego in 1996. In 1989, he earned his master’s in education from San Diego State University and in 1986 Adolfo earned his B.A. from National University in public administration.