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Interim probation chief named

Posted January 13, 2009

— State Correction Secretary Alvin Keller on Tuesday named Tim Moose acting director of the Division of Community Corrections.

Moose replaces Robert Guy, the embattled probation chief who left last week. He will oversee operations of the state’s probation and parole system while officials search for a permanent replacement.

Moose is a 25-year probation veteran who began his career in 1984 as a probation officer in Wake County. During his tenure, he has managed the division’s electronic house-arrest program, intensive supervision programs and special operations. He most recently served as a special assistant handling the division’s legislative and policy issues.

Keller and his staff plan to meet this week with officials from the National Institute of Corrections, a federal agency that reviewed North Carolina’s probation operations last summer, to discuss the institute's findings and recommendations.

The probation office has been under fire for months after men who were on probation were charged with killing a Duke University graduate student and the student body president of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.


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  • ladyinblue72 Jan 13, 2009

    It's better for the prisons to be overloaded than it is for probation officers to be overloaded.

    I agree. At least the offenders are locked up while in prison and someone knows where they are and what they are doing. I think that most offenders that re-offend on probation are absconders.

  • Sweetgrl3 Jan 13, 2009

    Great choice! Could not have asked for a better person. He has the experience and leadership skills and a great individual all around.

  • commonsenseisnotcommon Jan 13, 2009

    More money and staff will not fix this issue. They need to look at the entire process to identify issues and then put a plan in place to address the issues.

  • superman Jan 13, 2009

    He may be in over his head. You cant do but so much! Takes a big budget, lots of money and excellent staff. No matter how good he is-- he may not be good enough. With budget cuts he is going to have am impossible job.

  • twc Jan 13, 2009

    Tim is a good man. There is no doubt about that. I hope this does not affect him negatively down the road.

    What I really would like to see is something put in place that notifies the courts when the DCC is full or overbooked. That way the courts can make informed decisions about where to put offenders. Maybe have a little active time until an opening comes up in the probation area. It's better for the prisons to be overloaded than it is for probation officers to be overloaded.

  • 1911 Jan 13, 2009

    An excellent and needed choice.

  • tedwards4 Jan 13, 2009

    This is very good news for the Division of Community Corrections and the State of NC. Mr. Moose has the right combination of experience and good ideas, as well as, a genuine willingness to work with others (and other agencies)to get things done. From my knowledge of him, he is an excellent choice for this role...a true professional in every sense of the word.