Kentucky Department of Corrections Director of Probation & Parole Roberto Rodriguez today announced the promotion of Gary Compton to supervisor of District 11 in Prestonsburg. District 11 covers six counties including Floyd, Knott, Letcher, Magoffin, Perry and Pike with satellite offices in Hazard, Pikeville and Whitesburg. Compton assumed his new duties on Oct. 16.


“I am thrilled that Gary will be the new supervisor of District 11,” said Rodriguez. “He understands the vision of the department and will continue to be a valuable member of our leadership team.”


Compton began his career with the Division of Probation and Parole in October 2000 in the District 11 Floyd County office. He worked for two years as a pre-sentence investigator and supervision officer serving both the district and circuit courts in Floyd County.


In May 2002, he transferred to the Pikeville office and served as a pre-sentence investigator and supervision officer for the Pike County Circuit Court. After one year in this position, Compton’s duties changed to supervision and working with the district’s in-house treatment provider.


In August 2008, Compton was promoted to District 11 assistant supervisor. In this role he served as the district’s American Correctional Association (ACA) compliance officer, safety officer, workman’s compensation administrator, public information officer, ICOTS and vehicle administrator. As a member of the eastern reentry team, he is also an active participant in the district’s reentry efforts.


Compton is a 2000 graduate of Pikeville College where he earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice.



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