Areas of Expertise
probation, parole, community supervision, evidenced based interventions, juvenile justice, leadership
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
B.A., M.A, University of South Florida
Dr. Chris Hansen was selected as Solano County’s Chief Probation Officer by the Judges of the Solano County Superior Court on March 19, 2012. Prior to joining Solano County, he spent 23 years working for the Federal Probation System, the last eight as the Chief Probation Officer for the District of Nevada. Previous to his federal employment, he worked for the State of Florida as a probation officer and a police officer. Dr. Hansen has traveled internationally promoting the use of evidence based practices in the probation arena. He has also produced two videos dealing with critical incidents and resiliency. He has been an adjunct professor at several colleges for the past 18 years. He has a Doctorate of Education (with conceration in criminal justice) and a master’s degree in criminology.