Montgomery County Chief JPO Retires

On July 5, 2019, Frank Snow retired from Montgomery County as the Chief Juvenile Probation Officer following 43 years of service to the department. Mr. Snow began his career in the Montgomery County Probation Department as a probation officer in 1976. He was appointed Chief Juvenile Probation Officer in January 2016. During his tenure in Montgomery County, Frank worked in various capacities within the department, including line probation officer, intake officer, office manager, Supervisor and Deputy Chief. Frank was actively involved in the Executive Committee of the Chief Juvenile Probation Officers Council for the past 13 years. He was responsible for the successful implementation of many of the JJSES initiatives. He developed the In-Home Detention Unit as well as the Sex Offender Unit. He was also responsible for the development of a Quality Assurance Unit in Montgomery County.

Mr. Snow received his Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement/Corrections from Penn State University in 1976. In 1979, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Penn State University.

Everyone who met Frank was a witness to his humor and good-natured fun. His motto in the department was “work hard and have fun doing it”. He lived this motto; regularly in the office before 6 am and often the last to leave. He was the “go-to” person when a question arose. He was always there for new probation officers and took part in the training of a majority of the probation staff. Frank often said he was only as good as the team that surrounded him. Frank attributes his success to a “supportive family, judges with faith in his vision, and a hard-working, knowledgeable staff”.

He is married to Mary, whom he met when she was interning at Juvenile Probation. He has 3 lovely daughters, 3 son-in-laws, and 7 grandchildren. He loves spending time with his family and always looks forward to the family trips to the beach. In his retirement, Frank is looking forward to spending as much time as he can with family and not being confined to a schedule.