probation officer


Definition of probation officer

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

Examples of probation officer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to the caseload, the judge oversees a $2.3 million annual budget and eight direct employees: three magistrates, four bailiffs, a probation officer and administrative staff. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 3 Nov. 2021 Fellows was locked up this summer for missing a mental health evaluation appointment and harassing a probation officer., 18 Oct. 2021 Beck's lawyers argue that the presentencing report prepared by a federal probation officer seeks to add too much time to Beck's sentence, saying the correct recommendation should be between 5 years, 10 months and 7 years, 3 months. Jeff Amy, ajc, 12 Oct. 2021 O’Reilly is a probation officer assigned to Brookline District Court and an umpire and umpire coordinator for Parkway Little League, based in West Roxbury, the statement said., 16 Oct. 2021 Wright will undertake therapy as recommended by a probation officer, who is also a military veteran, for around two years and check in monthly with the judge. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 4 Nov. 2021 But Hirosue, who works as a probation officer at the Justice Ministry, said the changes have led to a rise in other criminal networks outside the yakuza. Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2021 Frank Cuoco, the lead Eastern District Major Crime Squad investigator on the case, and adult probation officer Melissa Chin-Hing about their decisions and actions to seize the Correa’s car that day in December 2017. Zach Murdock,, 6 Oct. 2021 Azaria plays the role of Jock, the no-nonsense probation officer who tries to keep Connor from making any mistakes that could jeopardize his future. Brent Lang, Variety, 23 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of probation officer

1880, in the meaning defined above

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12 Dec 2021

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“Probation officer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of probation officer

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

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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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