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Associate Probation Officer (APO)

Associate Probation Officers assist the Probation Department directly in its functions with investigative assignments, enforcing court orders, and providing specialized treatment services in the community. This experience may serve as the window of opportunity leading to a rewarding career by providing an overview of the Criminal Justice System, working under the supervision of Probation Officers in the investigation of adult and juvenile cases, monitoring caseloads, performing telephonic compliance checks, contacting victims and gathering collateral information. They may also assist by verifying residences, school and employment information, providing translation services for non-English speakers, and working with adults and juveniles in drug treatment programs.

Requirements for APO:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not be on probation or parole
  • Must have a valid California ID or Driver’s License
  • Must complete a screening interview
  • Must meet the documentation requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
  • Must pass a background investigation, a polygraph examination, and a psychological evaluation.
  • Complete Live Scan fingerprinting and have photo ID taken by Probation
  • Must have no felony convictions or criminal history or behavior which would disqualify you as a peace officer candidate.
  • Must commit to a minimum of 20 hours per month for at least one year.

This is a lengthy application and not available on-line. To request an application, please contact the Volunteer Unit.

Image of note stating:We are not currently accepting applications for Associate Probation Officer (APO). Please consider applying for Volunteer In Probation (VIP) instead. Thank you.