At a minimum, the probation officer in your state will likely be paid the same salary as the police officer.
If you are a probation officer who is paid the same as your co-workers, you are probably going to be more effective in working with them.
The only real difference between a probation officer and the police officer is that probation officers answer to a judge, while police officers answer to the state. So probation officers are accountable to the state as well, which may be why they have the added responsibility of keeping people safe, while police officers are accountable to the judge. Both are required to follow rules, but the probation officer is also at liberty to make mistakes and act unethically.
This is a real dilemma for a probation officer. We all know that the judge wants to use them more and more, and that they’re given fewer and fewer duties than a cop.
Well, it looks like the state is going to be the one to let them go, and the probation officer is not going to be the one to tell them. This is a good thing, because probation officers are often put in situations where they have to make difficult decisions. This includes whether to turn a bad situation into a good situation. We don’t yet know yet how the decision will be made, but some people are making the case that police officers are more likely to make bad decisions.
The law requires probation officers to follow a certain amount of “rules” (which include wearing a uniform, making decisions based on training, and following rules to the letter), but we don’t yet know who will decide what these rules are. That will be a decision for the courts.
The best example of this is the case of the probation officer who refused to follow a law that would have saved a kid’s life. When this officer was fired, a woman accused him of being “morally insensitive” and “not caring about the people he serves,” which got some people all riled up.
This kind of thing is one of the reasons I hate when people refer to probation officers as “law enforcement.” Law enforcement is a term that means cops, sheriffs, or any law enforcement official who is meant to be there to uphold the law, uphold the rights of the public, and uphold the peace. In the legal system, law enforcement officers are not supposed to be there to uphold the law, but to enforce the law.
Probation officers work for the state of California. That means that they are not supposed to be there to uphold the law, but to enforce the law.
This is a lot of power. There are a lot of laws in California that apply to probation officers but it’s not the same. This is a much more effective way of putting it. They aren’t supposed to be there to take away your probation officer salary, but to serve as an example to other probation officers to see if they can help them.