Chief Probation Officer Lee Seale

sac_probation_leadership-081 (medium).jpg "Our ultimate goal is to keep the public safe. We accomplish this by keeping our clients accountable through supervision and providing them with treatment and services to help them turn away from a life of crime."                                   

- Chief Probation Officer Lee Seale


Lee Seale was appointed Sacramento County Chief Probation Officer in April 2013. He began his career as a criminal prosecutor in the California Department of Justice, during which time he also served as a consultant with P.O.S.T. in the areas of search and seizure law and interrogation law. He later worked as a special assistant in the Office of the Inspector General. On March 1, 2016, he was appointed to the Judicial Council's Criminal Law Advisory Committee by California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye. That same year, Seale received both the Youth Law Center's 2016 Unsung Hero Award and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee's 2017 MLK, Jr. Difference Maker Award for his leadership and innovative efforts to ensure the success of youth in and out of detention. In 2019 Seale was appointed to the Board of State and Community Corrections by Governor Newsom. Before joining Sacramento County, he served in the Schwarzenegger and Brown administrations as a Director in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Chief Seale holds a J.D. from UC Davis School of Law.

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