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Darius Anthony Ms. Goode COOP 1100 28 April 2009
Probation Officers investigate and supervise defendants who have not yet been sentenced to a term of incarceration. They provide service that help the courts ensure the fair administration of justice. What is a Probation Officer?
Why did I choose this Career? I enjoy the fact that I’ll be helping others become productive citizens. To ensure that offenders released to the community obey the law rather than commit further crime. Personal satisfaction from counseling. I believe in second chances.
Duties and Responsibilities Work everyday with people who pose a threat to the community and to the officers. Access to sensitive information about the offenders. Carry firearms on duty to insure their safety. Provide the judge with pre-sentence assessment information. Managing offenders to ensure that they are complying to the conditions of their sentences. Addressing any needs that the offenders have
Work Environment Probation Officers usually work: In courts In the community From their homes Long hours In the offender’s place of residence.
Skills Probation Officers should attain the following: Good oral and written communication skills Dedication Toughness Problem-solving skills Judgement skills They should be able to relate to other cultures because offenders come in different ways.
Requirements A bachelor’s degree in social work, criminal justice, psychology, or a related field. Background investigations, periodically Workplace drug testing Medical standards
Training Training begins when the officer comes on board and continues throughout the career. New officer orientation Firearm Safety instructor training Self Defense
Goals Short Term GoalsLong Term Goals Bachelor of Art in Criminal Justice. Get an internship. Accumulate some experience. Start my career in the Atlanta area. Work my way up to Supervising Probation Officer position. Retire after 25 years.
Sources I collected my information from my informational interview with Mrs. Mary Davis, Supervising U.S. Probation Officer in Valdosta, Georgia