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traumafz
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Is a Probation officer considered a public safety officer?

 
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PhillipB
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Is a Probation officer considered a public safety officer?

Per the statute ( linked below ) Probation officer is considered a public safety officer. 

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/3796b

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“law enforcement officer” means an individual involved in crime and juvenile delinquency control or reduction, or enforcement of the criminal laws (including juvenile delinquency).,[1]including, but not limited to, police, corrections, probation, parole, and judicial officers;

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PhillipB
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Is a Probation officer considered a public safety officer?

Per the statute ( linked below ) Probation officer is considered a public safety officer. 

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/3796b

(6)

“law enforcement officer” means an individual involved in crime and juvenile delinquency control or reduction, or enforcement of the criminal laws (including juvenile delinquency).,[1]including, but not limited to, police, corrections, probation, parole, and judicial officers;
BWhitman
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Is a Probation officer considered a public safety officer?

Other than the statute, there is little guidance on what actually qualifies.  The statute defines a "public safety officer" using the definition in 42 U.S.C. 3796b (9)(A).  There is no list in the statute of positions that qualify, you just need to determine if you meet the definition.  That definition is here:   http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/3796b .  It covers the obvious positions such as law enforcement officer, firefighter, member of a rescue or ambulance crew, corrections and parole officer, etc.  However, if your position is not obvious, you may need to actually read the statute to see if it is included. 

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