“Rookie” Probation Officer of the Year

The “Rookie” Probation Officer of the Year Award was established to recognize probation officers who, while at the beginning of their career, show the attitude, aptitude, and the desire to improve themselves and to develop into leaders among their peers. Nominees shall be within their first two (2) years of certification as a probation officer in the state of Indiana. Past winners of this award are Melanie Strode and Rachael Jones.

Abigail O'Brien, Putnam County

Abigail O’Brien, Putnam County

On Thursday, September 21, 2023 at the Probation Officers Professional Association of Indiana (POPAI) annual fall conference, Abigail O’ Brien, of Putnam County Probation, was awarded the “Rookie Probation Officer of the Year Award”.

You’ll learn more about Abigail next week.

“Rookie” Probation Officer of the Year Award Recipients


2023 Abigail O’Brien
2022 Tabitha Davis 2021 Valerie Runyon 2020 Jessica Darr-Stall
2017 Brittany Stodghill 2015 Rachael Jones 2014 Melanie Strode

There were no qualified candidates submitted in 2016, 2018, and 2019.