probation officer

noun

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 Bruzzese and a probation officer returned fire, killing Richmond, who had a matter in the judge’s court. Laura Hancock, cleveland, "The Ohio Supreme Court decided dozens of cases in 2020 -- on topics ranging from Amazon to Kanye West," 26 Dec. 2020 The public defender's office began using Uptrust about two weeks ago and has already seen benefits, Moriarty said, noting that one attorney connected a client with their probation officer and avoided a probation violation. Chao Xiong, Star Tribune, "Hennepin County public defender rolls out new eReminder program," 23 Dec. 2020 After returning to Chicago and spending a year in the trucking business and seven as a Cook County probation officer, Collins joined Henson’s staff in Champaign in 1983. Chris Boghossian, chicagotribune.com, "Jimmy Collins, the longtime Illinois assistant who later coached Illinois-Chicago to 3 NCAA Tournaments in 14 seasons, dies at 74," 13 Dec. 2020 Johnny Roman Garza, 21, expressed remorse before a federal judge in Seattle handed down the sentence, which was roughly half the length of the term recommended by prosecutors and a probation officer. Michael Kunzelman, USA TODAY, "Neo-Nazi group member gets prison in plot targeting journalists," 11 Dec. 2020 Johnny Roman Garza, 21, expressed remorse before a federal judge in Seattle handed down the sentence, which was roughly half the length of the term recommended by prosecutors and a probation officer. CBS News, "Neo-Nazi group member sentenced to 16 months in prison for threatening journalists," 10 Dec. 2020 Cobb also had to pay about $100 combined every month for court fees and to his probation officer. Ashley Remkus | Aremkus@al.com, al, "How court-ordered drug testing in Alabama poses impossible choices," 8 Dec. 2020 If someone who violated probation is not on that list, they are told to call their probation officer or risk going to jail. Amy Lavalley, chicagotribune.com, "COVID-19 safety measures in place at jail, juvenile center in Porter County reduce virus incidents: No positive cases reported since April," 26 Nov. 2020 Former Hennepin County probation officer Elsa Segura is charged with aiding and abetting kidnapping and second-degree murder. Star Tribune, "Minneapolis police investigator admits to using 'deception' to question, arrest alleged murder accomplice," 17 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of probation officer

1880, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2021

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“Probation officer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/probation%20officer. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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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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