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Any probation officers on board?

Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:46 pm
by kmagnuss
Looking through the state job listings, I saw there were a few openings for probations officers. I figure that's a pretty recession proof industry... do you enjoy it or does it really suck butt?

Re: Any probation officers on board?

Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:07 pm
by FLEMTP
lets see... you have to have a bachelors degree IIRC, the pay isnt the best, and 100% of your clientele are convicted criminals.... :-k


oh, and you go into their homes with no backup, typically solo to either do a home visit, or to make an arrest on someone who DOES NOT want to go back to jail.


I'll tell ya ... they have bigger balls than anyone I know !

Re: Any probation officers on board?

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:27 am
by kmagnuss
Well I have an interview on Thursday. We'll see how it goes. The academy starts in the end of July. At least if I hate being a PO (if I get the job) I can transition to a regular cop.

Re: Any probation officers on board?

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:26 pm
by gaterloco
I used to think it was a job that could ruin a person. Then I met a customer who is a parole officer. Just about the sweetest and most down to earth lady I've ever met. She enjoyed her work and did not denigrate her "clients". Knowing her has been real mind opener for me.

The person makes the job, not vice-versa.