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66 Officers on Leave: LA Probation Chief Overhauls Department Leadership, Removing 13 Bureau Chiefs

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Chief Guillermo Viera Rosa of the LA Probation Department implemented significant management changes.

Chief Viera Rosa Implements Sweeping Changes to Enhance Accountability and Transparency in LA Probation Department

Los Angeles County Probation Chief Guillermo Viera Rosa made a surprising announcement late Friday afternoon, June 28th by restructuring the top management of the department. Thirteen Bureau Chiefs were removed from their positions in an unprecedented shake-up, according to the report of Witness LA.

Chief Viera Rosa directly informed the department’s staff about the restructuring, thanking those affected and noting their transition to other county roles. One of the thirteen opted for retirement instead of moving laterally.

The chief emphasized that the restructuring was necessary to improve accountability and transparency within the department, aiming to streamline operations and regain public trust. This move is part of broader efforts to reform the agency amidst ongoing challenges.

Individuals familiar with the department’s internal dynamics welcomed the changes, citing longstanding issues that needed addressing. The restructuring is seen as a pivotal step towards realigning the department’s focus and effectiveness.

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Chief Viera Rosa Initiates Restructuring Amid Mixed Reactions

The announcement generated mixed reactions among the department’s staff. While some were surprised or concerned, others were optimistic, viewing the restructuring as a potential catalyst for positive change and improved efficiency.

Earlier this year, Chief Viera Rosa also placed 66 sworn officers on administrative leave due to misconduct allegations, demonstrating his commitment to address systemic issues within the nation’s largest probation agency.

Looking ahead, the chief’s actions are expected to play a crucial role in reshaping the department under the county’s ‘Care First, Jails Last’ initiative, focusing on rehabilitation and youth development over punitive measures.

Chief Viera Rosa clarified that the restructuring aims to align the department with evolving county priorities, including initiatives for youth development and justice reform. These changes signify proactive steps towards addressing long-standing challenges and enhancing the effectiveness of the probation system in Los Angeles County.

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