El Centro, California - Yesterday, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors announced the appointment of Ben Salorio as the new Chief Public Defender of the Imperial County Public Defender’s Office (ICPDO) to replace retiring Chief Public Defender Timothy Reilly who retires on October 13, 2016.  Mr. Salorio will begin serving as Chief Public Defender on October 14, 2016.

El Centro, California - Today, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors announced the appointment of Andrea Kuhlen as the new Director of the Imperial County Behavioral Health Services (ICBHS) to replace former director Michael Horn who retired last month.  Mrs. Kuhlen will begin serving as the director effective immediately.

Calexico, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia will host a public meeting to discuss the New River and the State of California’s plan to address this long standing environmental issue in Imperial County.  This is the second meeting this year that will provide an update to the community given allocated funding to address this public health and safety concern.

El Centro, California - Friday, October 7, the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the first national Coffee with a Cop Day at six locations throughout Imperial County.  The time varies for each location.

El Centro, California - Tomorrow as many of us are settled at our desks, contemplating the weekend ahead of us – two of our very own locals will be hundreds of guests gathered to recognize our Chapter’s honorees for this year’s REAL HEROES celebration.

El Centro, California - Last week, at the California Probation, Parole and Correctional Association (CPPCA) Annual Training Conference in Sacramento, California, two Imperial County Probation Department staff received recognition for their considerable contributions to the field of corrections and in exhibiting exemplary job performance.  Mr. Jose Duarte received Juvenile Institution Staff Member of the Year while Ms. Teresa Reyes received Deputy Probation Officer of the Year.