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Director Representing the Probation Sworn Unit – Shareena Haniff

Shareena HaniffI believe that all voices should be heard, and those in the position to make their voices heard should do so. I began my career with the Alameda County Probation Department in 2004 as an intern. Since that time, I have promoted into several peace officer positions including Juvenile Institution Officer (2007), Deputy Probation Officer (2009), and my current position as a Unit Supervisor (2014). Through my tenure, I have gained valuable experience by working in the field with partnering agencies and by serving as a Shop Steward.

During my tenure at the Juvenile Hall, my assignments included boy’s control, mental health unit, maximum security unit, Weekend Training Academy, intake and releasing. I have worked in every unit within the Adult division and have spent most of the time serving the AB109 population. I have been a department instructor since 2007. As an instructor, I created a new curriculum and continue to maintain course materials to make sure they are updated and relevant. I have also facilitated courses at the Supervisor Leadership Academy for the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC), an association of law enforcement leaders represented by all 58 counties in California.

In addition to my daily duties, I have chaired several committees, including strategic planning, and have coordinated public events and staff appreciation functions. I have served as a shop steward since 2017. I am a strong union advocate and represent AMCEA interests at our labor-management meetings with the county. In September 2019, I attended a union steward training to build upon my skills as a leader.

I possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Corrections and minor in Sociology, and a Master’s in Public Administration. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.