Probation & Parole

The Otsego County Probation and Parole Office is located on the fourth floor of the Alpine Center in Gaylord. This office services the needs of the 46th Trial Court, Circuit Division by providing pre-sentence investigations and sentencing recommendations for felony criminal cases as well as the subsequent supervision of offenders sentenced to community supervision. In addition, the office provides supervision for citizens released to parole from the Michigan Department of Corrections prison system who reside in Otsego County.

Staff & Reporting Instructions

The office is staffed by three Field Agents, one Secretary, and the Field Supervisor who also oversees Alpena, Crawford, and Montmorency Counties. The office is governed by the Michigan Department of Corrections.

All offenders under current supervision are required to report in person to their assigned Field Agent at the time and dates specified unless directed otherwise by the Field Agent.

Reporting Requirements

Unless instructed otherwise by the supervising agent, the following must be provided, if available, when reporting to the probation/parole office:

  • Most recent employment check stubs
  • Supervision fee payment (money order)
  • Verification of Court or Parole Board ordered payments
  • Verification of education attendance
  • Verification of residence
  • Verification of treatment attendance

Victims Information

For information on victim's services and programs or offender location please refer to the Otsego County Prosecutor through the Crime Victims Rights Division or the Michigan Department of Corrections Website.

Michigan Department of Corrections Mission & Vision Statement

  1. Our mission is to create a safer Michigan through effective offender management and supervision in our facilities and communities while holding offenders accountable and promoting their rehabilitation.
  2. Our vision is based on the following principles:
  1. We will remain committed to the protection of the public, safety of our staff, and security of offenders.
  2. We will actively engage in the development of effective criminal justice policy.
  3. We will ensure sound management using proven fiscal practices and outcome-oriented strategies.
  4. We will hire, train, equip, support, and mentor a high-quality staff and hold them to the highest professional standards.
  5. We will provide humane and protective custodial care, rehabilitative opportunities, and reentry assistance for offenders under our supervision.
  6. We will establish meaningful partnerships with public and private entities to assist us in successfully accomplishing our mission.
  7. We will conduct all of our duties and responsibilities with the highest degree of integrity, expectations for excellence, and respect for the value and dignity of human life.

Visit the Michigan Department of Corrections Website for information regarding:

  • Victim Resources Publications and Information
  • Offender Search Programs and Services
  • Prisons and Camps Michigan State Industries
  • Probation, Parole, and CRP Prison Build Programs
  • Human Resources MDOC's Most Wanted
  • Current Openings FYI Newsletter

Freedom of Information Act

You can submit a completed FOIA Request Form to the FOIA Coordinator via email. You may also submit a completed form via fax to 989-731-7529.

FOIA Procedures and Guidelines (PDF)