New York City Department of Probation

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The New York City Department of Probation is a department of the government of New York City responsible for providing supervision for adults and juveniles placed on probation by judges in the Supreme, Criminal, and Family courts.[1] In addition, Probation officers are responsible for preparing background reports that assist judges in determining appropriate sentences for adult offenders and juvenile delinquents.

Probation Officers are New York State peace officers authorized to make warrantless arrests, carry handcuffs, OC spray, and a firearm on and off duty. Probation officers have peace officer status on and off duty.

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