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Fundamentals of Probation Officer Safety

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This is a probation training seminar sponsored by CSRA Probation and focused on PO functions in completing their casework and in serving their courts. Probation Officers are normally not as endangered as some members of the Public Safety community but that also lulls many into a false sense of security. We will start with some basic suggestions for Officer Safety and then move into specific areas - the office, the field, and when transporting. We will also cover angry probationers and the harm they can do, those who fixate romantically on their PO, and special problems. Career victimization is something we will also introduce you to so you don't become a part of a "critical incident". This is a training seminar based on Earlene Festervan's work entitled "Survival Guide for New Probation Officers" published by the American Correctional Association in 2000. This is a great field guide to working probation and more about the "How To's" and "Why's" of the PO process than statistics. Please come join us! Be advised, in advance, that anything said can be used for the training process without remuneration. 

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