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 They are supervised by a team judges, a probation officer, Veterans Affairs coordinators, Bexar County prosecutors, defense attorneys, and two mentors. Elizabeth Zavala,, "Four San Antonio veterans first to complete new specialty court in Bexar County," 4 Oct. 2019 Angilly, who works as a probation officer by day, takes the place of Bruins legend Rene Rancourt, who started singing for the team in 1976 and retired at the end of the 2017-18 season, the NHL team said in a statement. Lauren M. Johnson, CNN, "Boston Bruins choose a probation officer and bartender as their new National Anthem singer," 3 Oct. 2019 The pre-sentencing interview, which goes over a defendant’s family history, work experience, mental health and prior criminal history, is used by a probation officer to recommend a sentence to a judge. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, "‘It was horrifying’: Ex-inmates describe fate that may await Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, other parents in college scandal," 12 Sep. 2019 That same morning, another deputy spoke with a Jennings County probation officer who had met with Childers. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Indiana woman stole dentures and wore them to meeting with probation officer, police say," 25 July 2019 Fillmore was jailed, Ayres adds, for failing to provide a change of address to a probation officer. Washington Post, "AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides," 18 June 2019 Gable was ordered to report directly to a federal probation officer after his release., "Frank Gable, convicted in 1989 Oregon corrections chief killing, released from prison: ‘I’m glad to be out’," 28 June 2019 Workers at the Ionia Correctional Facility blocked inmate access to five stories this year concerning criminal proceedings against a probation officer, prisoners’ parole and re-sentencing hearings, and a lawsuit filed by state prisoners. USA TODAY, "Cat burglar, prison bats, USS Arizona Memorial: News from around our 50 states," 4 Sep. 2019 Jason Van Dyke's attorneys resumed presenting their case Tuesday by calling probation officer Dina Randazzo to the stand. Fox News, "The Latest: Animation shown at Chicago officer's trial," 25 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of probation officer

1880, in the meaning defined above

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12 Nov 2019

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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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