Jim Salio is the Chief Probation Officer for San Luis Obispo County. He was appointed Chief by the Board of Supervisors on June 2, 2009. He has worked for 28 years with San Luis Obispo County Probation. He has served as Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Superintendent of the Juvenile Hall and as Division Manager for juvenile probation operations. Chief Salio began his career in San Luis Obispo County as a Deputy Probation Officer assigned to the Juvenile Hall.
Chief Salio has worked on various committees both at the local and sate level to help solve issues within the juvenile and criminal justice system. In 2008, he was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the State Juvenile Justice Committee to help develop the State Juvenile Justice Master Plan, as required by Senate Bill 81. In 2013 he was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision.
Also in 2013, Chief Salio was appointed by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye to the Administrative Office of the Court’s Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Council