The primary mission of probation officers working with adults is to protect the community by providing services to the courts, defendants, and the community. The basic concept of this mission is that probationers under probation supervision will be appropriately supervised and assisted to become law-abiding, productive individuals. The supervision may be intensive for offenders whose behavior poses a continuous threat to public safety or mid to low level for those whose offenses pose less of a risk to the public.
Supervision Probation Officers monitor probationers that have been convicted of felony or misdemeanor crimes including but not limited to property, drug, sex, and/or violent offenses. Officers conduct random home and employment visits to monitor compliance with court and probation orders. The offender may also be required to maintain regular compliance appointments with their probation officer at the Probation Department. Random drug and alcohol tests are administered when appropriate.