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Armed Probation Officers?

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Posted over 3 years ago

 

I have a question regarding county Probation Officers. Are any probation officers in Georgia armed? I know that State Parole Officers are sworn Peace Officers, but I can't find out anything about County Probation. In addition, is the training similar to becoming a LEO?


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Try a google search.

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Ga. is much like my state. The State PO's are POST certified, make arrest and carry weapons. If you are looking at a county job, they generally work for the court system itself and only supervise misdemeanors. They are not POST, don't carry and don't do field work. To find out for sure, call your locale court house and ask.


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 It is generally up to the individual county and almost always Probation Officers are only allowed to carry on duty.


The above comments are soley those of the poster and in no way reflect the position of the Department of Corrections.

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No, unless the employee has been certified through a legit police academy.


No guns and LEO powers to those who haven't been through the academy. And I am not talking about a 'class'. A real deal police academy which allows a graduate to seek out an fulltime LEO position. Anything less would lower the bar on LEO status.


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