Heidi Collier

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Full Name: Heidi Collier

Title: Deputy Bureau Chief Probation & Parole

Commission Title: Commissioner / Compact Administrator

Role Group: Parole & Probation

Agency: Probation and Parole

Unit: Interstate Compact Office

Address: 314 Cherry Lane

New Castle, Delaware 19720

Region: East

Office Email: interstate@delaware.gov

Email: Heidi.collier@delaware.gov

Office Phone: 302-577-3443

Direct Phone: 302-739-5601

Cell/Mobile:

Fax 1: 302-577-7471

Fax 2:

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Deputy Chief Heidi Collier completed her Correctional Officer training in 2003 and was assigned as an Officer to multiple security posts at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.  In 2008 she completed Basic Officer Training Course and was assigned as a Probation Officer to the Domestic Violence Unit in the Hares Corner regional probation office.  In 2011 she was promoted to Senior Probation Officer and was assigned as reentry coordinator for Kent County where developed and implemented procedures to guide reentry services, supervision and referrals to community-based treatment and social services in collaboration with state and non-profit partners.  In 2017 she was promoted to Probation and Parole Supervisor with responsibility for intake, reentry, interstate compact and institutional release across Kent County.  In 2018 Collier was named the Department’s statewide Director of Classification and Special Programs.  In this leadership position she has engaged with leadership and staff across all DOC facilities and bureaus, the courts, and treatment and program providers to direct the DOC’s classification system which assesses offender risks and treatment needs, makes security classification and inmate housing assignments, makes training and treatment program recommendation based on individualized classification reviews, and directs and oversees inmate movement between DOC facilities and levels of community supervision.  Collier has completed numerous specialized training courses, including the FBI LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute and Supervisor Leadership Institute, and is a 2020 graduate of the Delaware State Police Civilian Leadership Development Program.  In April 2021 she was named DOC Employee of the Year for her leadership in returning to Delaware 300 inmates who were temporarily housed in Pennsylvania. Collier led that mission which was made more challenging by COVID pandemic by facilitating constant communication between the states, collaborating with Wardens and DOC healthcare staff, completing hundreds of classification reviews, and ensuring that complex transportation arrangements were developed and carried out.  She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Master of Science Degree in Public Administration from Wilmington University and a Project Management Professional Certificate from the University of Delaware.