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I was appointed as a United States Probation Officer for the District of Arizona in May 2003 as a presentence officer. In 2007, I transferred to supervision operations where I have been since under various roles, to include: Generalist; Intensive Supervision Specialist; Supervisor; and currently Assistant Deputy Chief for supervision operations in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Yuma, Arizona. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Human Development and Family Relationships, and earned my Master’s Degree in Education from Northern Arizona University. I have been part of the FPPOA board since 2015 as Western Regional President, which consists of 12 states and Guam.

Western Region

Region President:

Sharie Lutt


United States Probation Office
Sandra Day O'Connor United States Courthouse
401 West Washington Street, Suite 160
Phoenix, AZ 85003



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About the Region:

The Western Region of the FFPPOA consists of 26 districts covering 12 states and one territory. It is the largest of the regions of the FPPOA and also includes one of the largest judicial districts, C/CA Probation and one of the smallest, the 94th judicial District of Saipan. The Western Region extends westward from the states of Wyoming and Colorado to Alaska, Hawaii and the islands of Guam and Saipan. There are approx 1000 officers employed in the region which covers both the 8th and the 9th Circuits.


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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.