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|January 11, 2008
Director of Communications
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER JOHN F. CREMENS RETIRES
First Deputy Commissioner John F.
Cremens Jr. officially retired on January 4, 2008
following a distinguished career with the Massachusetts
Probation Service which spanned more than three
Cremens first joined the Massachusetts
Probation Service in 1976 as a Probation Officer
in the Suffolk Division of the Superior Court Department.
He was then appointed Assistant Chief Probation
Officer in 1983. In 1990, Cremens was appointed
Chief Probation Officer at Suffolk Superior Court,
joining the Commissioner's Office as First Deputy
As First Deputy Commissioner, Cremens
was instrumental in the operation of the Massachusetts
Probation Service. In addition to his many assignments,
he played a pivotal role in the implementation
of MassCourts Lite . Cremens coordinated the efforts
in introducing the computer application to Trial
Court employees and was essential in the integration
of probation and court case information systems.
"John has served the Massachusetts
Probation Service with unwavering dedication and
commitment not only to the profession but to individual
Probation Officers," said Probation Commissioner
John J. O'Brien. "Given his lengthy career as an
officer, John always brought a practical and realistic
approach to discussions. We wish John and his family
a healthy and enjoyable retirement. He will be
greatly missed by all."