probation officer

noun

Definition of probation officer

: an officer appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation

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This includes social workers, counselors, religious workers, probation officers, therapists and community health workers. Shannon Rooney, Philly.com, "Hey, Amazon: Check out Philadelphia's growth in computer jobs," 20 Feb. 2018 A week later, a co-worker called the probation officer and broke the bad news that her new fish also died, the report says. Adam Ferrise, cleveland.com, "Cuyahoga County probation officer's pet goldfish died by poisoning," 27 Mar. 2018 Under his new sentence, Birdinground will be supervised by a probation officer for the next five years. Fox News, "Montana killer freed years after conviction determined not to be 'crime of violence'," 24 Aug. 2018 He had been arrested by police in front of the Chinatown MBTA station the year before — with an order to abide by the law and report regularly to a probation officer. Eric Moskowitz, BostonGlobe.com, "Suspect allegedly beat homeless man with rock after he told him he had no cash," 15 June 2018 But Yates told Pannell that the rapper already had submitted two diluted urine samples before his arrest and initially lied to a probation officer about the five pills of Ecstasy found in his pocket when he was arrested. Chelsea Prince, ajc, "Atlanta rapper T.I. arrested after arguing with security guard," 16 May 2018 Russo ordered Cimperman to report to a probation officer once every six months during his year of probation. Cory Shaffer, cleveland.com, "Ex-councilman Joe Cimperman on his corruption sentence: "This isn't who I wanted to be"," 15 May 2018 Ray, a Dallas County juvenile probation officer, had been found dead that evening by Grand Prairie firefighters responding to a house fire. Deanna Boyd, star-telegram, "He worked to steer troubled youths from crime, but Ray Hernandez died a murder victim," 2 July 2018 The new sentence was opposed by Philadelphia's district attorney at the time and Meek's probation officer. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "Meek Mill, Miguel debut powerful song 'Stay Woke' at 2018 BET Awards," 25 June 2018

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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probation officer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of probation officer

law : a person who is in charge of watching, working with, and helping people who have been placed on probation

probation officer

noun

Legal Definition of probation officer

: an officer appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation

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