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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 .

AnswerAlmost all states require probation officers to have a Bachelor's degree, which is generally a 4 year degree. It is preferable that degree is in Criminal Justice but it is not always necessary. Parole officers in many states do not need a college degree, and that may be what the previous answer was referring to when stating college was not a requirement. Advancement in probation often correlates with advancement in education, i.e. a Master's degree. Since probation officers work directly for the courts/judges "at the court's pleasure", judges and legislators and even the Supreme Court will try to ensure probation officers have at least a four year degree. While being redundant The sheriffs department in lorsburg NM is the best ever says a squirrel :-) AnswerMost Probation and/or Parole agencies require an AA/AS 2 year degree or a Bachelors (4 year) degree now days.
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What steps does it take to become a probation officer?

you have to have a degree

How many years of college do you need to take to become a probation officer?

you need a bachelors degree in crimainal justice to become a probation officer. In a four year college.

Can you take vicodin prescribed to you if on probation?

Yes. I am a probation officer. As long as you have a current prescription.

How much will it cost to go to school to become a probation officer?

To go to school to become a probation officer, it will cost around $10,000. This varies depending on what classes you take, or if you go to an academy.

How long does it take a North Carolina offense to get to your Virginia probation officer?


How long will it take me to become a probation officer?

You will have to get a degree from a four year college, so four years at minimum. If you are working when you are going to school it will probably take you longer than that.

How long does it take to become a correction officer?

How long it takes to become a correction officer depends upon where you are at. Some places will hire you on the spot and train you.

Is it legal for a probation officer to take your mail from your home?


How do you become a youth probation officer?

Get a accredited degree, then usually, you'll have to take a couple months of courses once you've been hired.

If the judge tells you to seethe probation officer once a month does the probation officer have the right to tell you to see him every week?

Hi before you go against what your probation officer says, talk to the judge first. Answer You would have to assume that the probation officer has your best interests in mind. Take the extra help and advice and you will come out better in the end.

I am on probation and i have a perscrition for xanax i fill about 10 months ago. can i still legally take it?

You should still be able to take it, as long as it is YOUR prescription and not someone elses. Just to be sure, check with your probation officer. Legally you should still be able to take it, even it was 10 months ago, but again just to be sure, PLEASE check with your probation officer, but I don't think there will be a problem.

How long does it take to get a probation officer?

Typically thirty days or less. There may be some issues that can arise that might extend this, but they are the exception, not the rule.

How many years of college would you have to take to become a probation officer?

Probably four. A bachelor's degree in criminal justice would give you a good start.

Can a probation officer take medication that is prescribed to you?

It depends on the circumstance. If they discover that you've been abusing the medication in any way, it may produce grounds for your probation officer to seize the medication.

Can a probation officer require someone to take urinalysis testing if not court order?

yes, that is their job.... and that's one term of your probation.

How long does it take to become police officer?

It take a long time. You have to either get a BA in something pertaining to that field or preferably a MA.

If you have a Ritalin prescription and you are on probation can they give you a dirty urine for that and put you in jail even though it is ordered by a dr to take the medicine?

As long as you take the prescription to your Probation officer then no they cannot lock you up for it. But if you do not tell them or take it to them and you test dirty they will arrest you until they can figure out why you tested dirty.

How long does it take to become a Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy?

22.3 years.

How long does it take to become a police officer in Porterville?

4 years 4 years

What if the probation officer dies?

Obviously a new one will be appointed to take over their caseload.

What courses should you take in college to become a probation officer?

If you want to become a probation officer you should find out the requirements first. Take all your general education and take some criminal justice classes. Find out what the required skills are before you just take classes though. Ask someone who works in probation. General requirements for becoming a probation or parole officer are a four-year undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) almost any major is acceptable, but criminal justice, social science or political science major/credits are preferable. The minimum age for the position is 21, the person must be a U.S. citizen and have no felony convictions. Other general requirements are, passing the criminal justice exam which is a three-hour(timed) multiple choice examination, similar to a CCE. Four to five of Basic Probation Officer Training (BPOT); some states require the applicant to also take the Peace Officer Standard Training course (POST). These are also the basic requirements for becoming a federal probation officer, however, training, examinations and other requirements will vary somewhat depending upon the state and/or agency.

How long is the training to become a police officer?

Because the training program to become a police officer differences from each jurisdiction, there is no set time the training can take place in. On the East Coast some training programs can take as long as 6 months.

What education or training do you need to become a probation officer?

An Associate Degree in Criminal Justice would only take 18-24 months to complete online. A degree in Criminal Justice prepares you for a career in different fields such as a probation/parole officer. Experience is ok, but to really move up, you need a degree

How long would it take to become a traffic officer?

umm here in india about 20 years

Can a police officer take you from where ever you are to your house for a probation search?

More information is necessary for this question. Are you referring to an actual POLICE officer or are you referring to your Probation Officer? Your PO DOES have the authority, but a police officer, unless they are acting under the authority of a warrant probably cannot. There is not enough information disclosed to know what the situation was.