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In January of 1995, I was appointed as a U.S. Probation Officer in the Northern District of New York; promoted to Senior U.S. Probation Officer/Team Leader & Sentencing Guideline Specialist in April of 1999; and promoted to Supervising U.S. Probation Officer in August of 2003. As a supervisor, I have had oversight of a combined presentence and pretrial investigation unit in the Albany office. During my career in Northern New York I have served as assistant firearms instructor and a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management team. Since 2001, I have been the POAG representative for Northern New York and am currently a member of the district search team. I obtained a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany in 1990. Prior to federal service I was employed at an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility, as well as an adjunct professor in criminal justice at an upstate New York community college. I have been a member of FPPOA since first begin sworn-in as an officer in 1995 and for the past two years have been the Secretary/Treasurer of the FPPOA Northeast Region. I am also a career long member of FLEOA. For the past few years I have returned to teach criminal justice at a local community college in the Albany area. In September of 2008, I was awarded the Manager of the Year in the Northern District of New York.

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Thomas Gahl Video

On September 22nd, 1986 Tom Gahl became the first United States Probation Officer to be killed in the line of duty. This video commemorates the 25th anniversary of his death.