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I have been a Deputy Probation Officer for a little over 9 years. The stories here are actual things that either myself or my co-workers heard, saw, or experienced. Enjoy... and be sure to check the archives! OR submit your story in a comment section below one of the entries.. it really does not matter which section. See the 'Got stories' directions on the right side of the blog.


It's not you... it's me.

A DPO friend reported that she had two very interesting Presentence Investigation report interviews today.

In the first interview the defendant told her that she was to blame for him failing on his previous grant of probation. Keep in mind, he was not blaming the Probation Department... he was blaming her in particular.

Apparently the defendant did not think that he failed on the previous grant of probation because he neglected to report to the Probation Department for about a year, he dropped out of his required drug treatment classes, and he got liquored up - drove- and got into an accident in which someone else was injured. That accident then resulted in a new DUI w/injury conviction. But of course... it was all the Deputy Probation Officer's fault and he decided to tell her this during his interview with her.

While heaping the blame upon her shoulders she was patiently sitting there taking notes... because after all... she is the one who will be writing a report recommending his sentence.

The second interview involved the defendant asking her out on a date... During an interview where she is gathering information as to whether she should recommend he go to prison or not. At first she just looked at him... she did not know what he was expecting. The defendant even knew it was weird... he said so... but then asked her out anyway since she won't be his DPO once he's on probation. "Can I please get to know you better?"
Ummmm.....hold on a minute, let me think.
"No. Not happening."

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