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  • NeverReturnKid
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    I just got invited to take a test for a position in the Western District of Texas. Any idea what to expect? I'm guessing each district has their own process/test.

    Also, do the US Courts provide vehicles for doing field visits? As a Parole Officer and Probation Officer in Texas I always had to use my own vehicle.

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  • dsb05c
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    Think they also took out the driving portion. FLETC really should be only a few weeks anyway. Each district operates so differently from one another. Heck, each division on my district are different. Constantly getting called when a violation report is done this special way at this division and not the next. FLETC should focus on national policy and high liability stuff. Leave the basic stuff to FTO in district.

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  • jdg0044
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    I think they're gonna convert some of the classes into ELM modules, so there will probably be more "homework" for the 4 week classes.

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  • holycrikey
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    Originally posted by PSOSAC View Post
    +1 for shortening the classroom time. Especially considering the majority of officers have been in the job for a substantial time before they report to FLETC. I was given "in house" training the first three months at the office and had been performing all duties of my gig for nearly a year before a FLETC spot opened up.
    This is exactly the reason I think FLETC needs to be shortened. I've only been back from FLETC a matter of months and have already forgotten just about everything to do with pre-trial and pre-sentence. I'm supervision so that stuff won't stick. I really believe FLETC should be 90% firearms, ORT, computer skills, and safety. The rest is stuff you'll figure out in district anyway.

    A bit off topic, but the FLETC instructors for firearms were top notch. All of them were career military or law enforcement and were no-nonsense marksmen who knew how to teach. You'll transition from FLETC instructors to US Courts instructors when you move from basic pistol to tactical pistol. And honestly, I wish we would have kept the FLETC guys the whole way...
    Last edited by holycrikey; 12-22-2014, 03:25 PM.

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  • PSOSAC
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    +1 for shortening the classroom time. Especially considering the majority of officers have been in the job for a substantial time before they report to FLETC. I was given "in house" training the first three months at the office and had been performing all duties of my gig for nearly a year before a FLETC spot opened up.

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  • satxparoleofcr
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    I doubt they'll shorten the firearms and ORT portions of the training. If anything, I would think certain classroom modules would be cut. I'm not sure about 10 hour days but with the 6 week academy, I remember being done between 1600-1630 on a consistent basis.

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  • DaBulls
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    So, are they increasing the days to 10 hours? Are they shortening the amount of training? Such as, less rounds being fired on the range......

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  • SaceLA
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    I'm not sure as to why FLETC was shortened but it is true. I just received my dates this week for FLETC in April 2015 for 4 weeks! I heard it might be because they need to schedule more academies throughout the year so I'm sure it is due to the backlog.

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  • DaBulls
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    Someone on another forum claimed that the FLETC Academy for new U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services officers will be shortened in length due to the backlog of new officers needing to go through. Anyone have any info on this?

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  • dsb05c
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    Agree with the above. They mostly mean not just routine patrol. If you are on units that does investigations, that counts. So if you are able to articulate how you can do the job, you should be ok. We have some that were police in their previous job.

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  • c5rst
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    Originally posted by borninblue View Post
    I was reading one of the announcements and it states police officer experience does not meet the requirement, but investigative experience does. I am not a detective but have been assigned cases to work on my own. Any current PO's know if I would stand a chance? I have 12 years local LE experience and a Master's Degree.
    I think a lot of it has to do with your ability to articulate your experience. If you can relate your experience as a police officer to the duties carried out by USPO's it will go a long way. Your masters degree will also be a big benefit. You'll never know if you don't try. My district just hired a former police officer for a USPO position so it's certainly not unheard of.
    Last edited by c5rst; 12-11-2014, 10:44 PM.

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  • borninblue
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    I was reading one of the announcements and it states police officer experience does not meet the requirement, but investigative experience does. I am not a detective but have been assigned cases to work on my own. Any current PO's know if I would stand a chance? I have 12 years local LE experience and a Master's Degree.

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  • PSOSAC
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    I think there's only 17ish independent Pretrial offices across the country. I'm very fortunate to be in one of those offices.
    Last edited by PSOSAC; 12-09-2014, 12:36 AM.

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  • SamJ
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    Thanks for the info Sat, and yes, I'm going through the process with the SD in NY. I was under the impression that the majority of the info posted was relating to Probation and not Pretrial Services, so the clarification is much appreciated.

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  • satxparoleofcr
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    Originally posted by PSOSAC View Post
    Respectfully, go back to page one and read the entire thread. Myself and other officers have given some really good insight on the process and how it varies GREATLY from district to district.

    FLETC doesn't focus on any one thing. It focuses on all aspects of the gig. Pretrial/Probation supervision, using our computer programs, writing PSR's, firearms, defensive tactics, etc. good luck.
    +1. Great points! I went through IPPT a couple of years ago and felt that it was primarily geared for post-conviction supervision and PSI, at least in the classroom instruction. Working PTS is a different animal than post and PSI. Your primary duties are bail investigations and supervision of defendants. SamJ, I see you're from NY. Are you interviewing in the SD/NY? Where I'm at, we deal with the various NY districts quite often and they seem to be very busy. Southern and Eastern NY are not combined districts so probation and pretrial are separate agencies there. I think there is a big difference in the way PTS is done in districts that are not combined versus combined districts, which are the majority out there, but that's up for debate.
    Last edited by satxparoleofcr; 12-06-2014, 10:01 PM.

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