Gennine A. Hagar
Biographical Sketch
Gennine A. Hagar was appointed Chief United States Probation Officer in January
2007. She is the first woman to serve the U.S. District Court for the District of
Columbia in this capacity. As Chief U.S. Probation Officer, Ms. Hagar exercises
control and supervision of all aspects of the probation office and oversees its multimillion dollar budget. Prior to her appointment as chief, Ms. Hagar served as deputy
chief for five years, supervising the Probation Office’s presentence and supervision
officers, clerical staff, and other administrative personnel. Before becoming deputy
chief, she served as a supervising probation officer for five years and she served as
her court’s first federal sentencing guidelines specialist. During her position as
sentencing guidelines specialist, she served on the Probation Officers’ Advisory
Group to the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Ms. Hagar was initially appointed as a U.S.
Probation Officer in April 1988. Earlier in her law enforcement career, she worked
as a parole and probation agent for the State of Maryland, and as a case manager at
the District of Columbia Jail. Throughout her tenure with the federal judiciary, she
has served on many advisory groups and committees and is the recipient of
numerous awards for her outstanding service to the judiciary. Ms. Hagar is an
instructor for the University of Phoenix and teaches Ethics in Criminal Justice. She is
a native of Pocomoke City, Maryland and graduated as the salutatorian of her high
school class. Ms. Hagar earned a B.S. Degree in Sociology from Towson University
and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from the University of
Phoenix. Gennine is married, has one son, and resides in Fort Washington,