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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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 Federal probation officers, in conflict with prosecutors, concluded in a report this week that there was no victim of Huffman’s crime. Time, "Felicity Huffman Sentenced to 14 Days in Jail for Her Role in College Admissions Cheating Scandal," 13 Sep. 2019 Maxwell Hayden Miller, 28, was arrested at about 6:30 p.m. when Huntington Beach police helped probation officers search an apartment in a complex in the 16700 block of Viewpoint Lane, police spokeswoman Angela Bennett said Tuesday. Julia Sclafani, Daily Pilot, "H.B. man is arrested after probation search reveals bags of fentanyl, police say," 10 Sep. 2019 Though in the days leading up to Custer’s disappearance, probation officers began to receive notifications that Camou’s ankle-monitor battery life was running low. Jonah Valdez, The Mercury News, "California man who rapped about killing his missing girlfriend charged with murder," 5 Sep. 2019 The corrections department and a workgroup of parole and probation officers, county directors and members of the legislative fiscal office participated in the study. oregonlive, "Multnomah County commissioners approve $2.6 million in public safety cuts due to reduced state funding," 30 Aug. 2019 In Judge Alm’s experiment, the probationer, prosecutor, public offender, and probation officer pre-committed to a system of frequent urinalysis, for which a positive or missed test would result in an immediate but brief stay in jail. Gabriel Rossman, National Review, "Mark Kleiman Was the Nation’s Greatest Thinker on Drug Policy," 23 July 2019 His probation officer says Epstein has permission to get some exercise. Fox News, "Jeffrey Epstein dead: Timeline of sexual abuse allegations and related legal cases," 18 July 2019

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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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