probation officer


Definition of probation officer 

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

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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 Judges and probation officers weren’t supposed to use unlicensed rehabs such as Recovery Connections for treatment. Amy Julia Harris And Shoshana Walter, charlotteobserver, "Drug users got exploited. Disabled patients got hurt. One woman benefited from it all. | Charlotte Observer," 21 May 2018 Baumbach, the probation officer, said Pacheco had struggled with drug use — Percocet, Xanax, marijuana. Samantha Melamed,, "Meek Mill's not alone. Study finds 'indefensible' overuse of probation, parole in Pennsylvania," 24 Apr. 2018 Mason was informed that her vote didn’t count, but didn’t find out why until she was arrested after a meeting with her probation officer in February. Gabriella Paiella, The Cut, "Texas Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Voting Illegally," 30 Mar. 2018 The probation officer took photos and reported the incident to supervisors and investigators with the sheriff's department. Adam Ferrise,, "Cuyahoga County probation officer's pet goldfish died by poisoning," 27 Mar. 2018 That Ray was a probation officer — part of the law enforcement world — affects Frizzell. Deanna Boyd, star-telegram, "He worked to steer troubled youths from crime, but Ray Hernandez died a murder victim," 2 July 2018 The state Department of Corrections waived $960 in supervision costs, but a probation officer recommended that Thompson go to jail for failing to pay the other amounts, according to Thursday’s ruling., "Single mom jailed for failing to pay $947 in court costs loses legal fight," 17 May 2018 The remains were found after a probation officer supervising Charles Patrick became concerned about the woman’s whereabouts and notified authorities. Tyler Estep, ajc, "Sex offender charged in ex-wife’s death found hanging in Georgia cell," 29 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of probation officer

1880, in the meaning defined above

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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

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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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