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Thank you for taking time to learn about the role AP&P plays in Utah’s criminal justice system, law enforcement and the community. AP&P agents have complex and multifaceted responsibilities.


From the courts to probation and from prison to parole, an AP&P agent is committed to helping offenders become productive members of the community. Agents must occasionally protect the community as well when offenders make choices that jeopardize public safety.


An average work week for an AP&P agent can consist of acting in the role of a police officer, court adviser, mentor and social worker. Knowing when to assume each role can be very difficult, but our agents are up to the task.


Agents go through vigorous training both in specialized classroom study and situational scenarios. Agents must prepare themselves both mentally and physically for their jobs.


AP&P agents work hand-in-hand with other law-enforcement agencies, the courts, the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole and treatment providers. The supervision of offenders transcends beyond ensuring that they comply with conditions of probation or parole. Our officers often must assist offenders with obtaining the basic essentials to survive. This may include housing, employment, school, training, food, treatment, therapy and counseling. Among the various resources available to assist offenders are Community Correctional Centers, which are operated by AP&P.


AP&P understands that it takes a community to help an offender succeed. Our agents actively work with community partners to help increase offenders’ chances for success. This is a sophisticated law-enforcement job and, with your support, offenders can succeed and communities can be protected.


AP&P supervises two basic classifications of individuals: probationers and parolees. An individual on probation may have served some jail time, but it is generally someone who has committed a crime and been sentenced by the courts to be supervised in the community while held to a higher standard than the general public. A parolee is an individual who was sentenced to serve prison time, but who was subsequently released back into the community by the Board of Pardons and Parole before expiration of a sentence. Like probationers, parolees are supervised and held to a higher standard of rules than a general member of the public.


Utah’s Adult Probation & Parole system is divided into five regions that span the state. For more information or contact information about a particular region, see links to the right.



1480 North 8000 West
Salt Lake City
UT 84116

Phone: (801) 576-7000

Fugitive Tip Line: (801) 524-5693

Regional Contacts

Adult Probation and Parole Director

Alex Garcia

Alex Garcia was named Adult Probation and Parole Director in November 2023. Garcia brings 20 years of law enforcement experience to his role at AP&P.


He joins the Utah Department of Corrections from the Department of Public Safety where he most recently served as deputy director of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). He started his career as a state trooper with Utah Highway Patrol, and also spent time with the State Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Agency as a task force officer.


He is a Utah native, born and raised on the west side of Salt Lake County. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Utah.

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