an officer who investigates and reports on the conduct of offenders who are free on probation.
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How to use probation officer in a sentence
Because of covid restrictions, she could meet with her public defender, probation officer and advocate only by phone.Sex-trafficked kids are crime victims. In Las Vegas, they still go to jail. | Jessica Contrera | August 26, 2021 | Washington Post
A onetime probation officer, Primeau first made his name in 1979 by recovering audio for the FBI in a sting operation against Detroit judges.
Martin said he “wanted to do something with law enforcement,” perhaps become a probation officer or work in corrections.
He is now free to choose where and how he lives, without having to get approval from a probation officer.
Weigle agreed, saying he feared that if he sent a probation officer to Calhoun’s house the lawyer would consider it a salvo from the “deep state” and respond with violence.Prosecutors want defense attorney, ex-Sacramento GOP leader charged in Capitol siege to remain detained | Rachel Weiner, Spencer Hsu | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
She also reportedly told her probation officer that she was considering suicide.Saudi Beauty Says She Robbed Banks for Her Mafia Lover | Caitlin Dickson | May 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He also allegedly said he wanted to kill his probation officer.Far-Right Texas Terrorist Planned Murder And Robbery Spree in the Name of ‘Liberty’ | Caitlin Dickson | April 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The five-time convicted felon has been on the lam since failing to check in with his probation officer in January.Fugitives Who Love Facebook: The Next Big Crime Wave | Winston Ross | April 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
I hugged my mother goodbye and made my way into New York, in order to meet my probation officer.
The probation officer may be a police official; not necessarily a police officer, but under the control of the police.The Criminal & the Community | James Devon
The probation officer has his hands full, having quite a number of people to visit and report upon daily.The Criminal & the Community | James Devon
The probation officer, her hands filled with papers, bustled forward and whispered.Once Upon A Time | Richard Harding Davis
So it was that in the midst of the confusion we did not hear the approach of the probation officer and her charge.Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed | Edna Ferber
In Europe the minister is often made a probation officer by the state, to see that the boy or youth keeps straight.Society | Henry Kalloch Rowe
British Dictionary definitions for probation officer
an officer of a court who supervises offenders placed on probation and assists and befriends them
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