Director Thomas Hoffman (Ret.)


Thomas G. Hoffman retired in August 2009 as director of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO). Prior to his appointment as DAPO director, Mr. Hoffman served over thirty years in California municipal law enforcement. From 1994 to 2004, he served as the deputy chief of police for West Sacramento, CA. Prior to joining the West Sacramento Police Department, Mr. Hoffman served with the Inglewood Police Department from 1974 to 1994, moving through the ranks from officer to captain.

Mr. Hoffman has a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Redlands. He is a graduate of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (CA POST) Command College, and has received all seven CA POST professional certificates.

Mr. Hoffman has served as a national assessor for the Commission on the Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Since August 2009, he has provided private consulting services focused on prisoner re-entry, risk assessment, safety analysis, and public safety leadership to state and local organizations.