How long does it take to become a probation officer?
a friend of mine did not go to college for her position. She started out as a reserve officer,and they don't get paid for the work. its considered volunteer and when a position came open, she applied and used her reserve experience as a way to gain that probation position. the people knew her in law enforcement since she was in the reserves for so long. if you are in a big city , the requirements may be different. some probation officers that work with youth offenders use to be teachers. Adult probation officers have been hired after having experience being security officers or bouncers that once worked in bars. if you have no back ground that has to do with teaching, constructing, take some criminal justice courses and use it as a way to gain a job in the law enforcement field. try out for police reserve or sheriff auxilary .