An adult surveillance officer shall:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 12-259.01

  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.

1. Have the authority of a peace officer in the performance of the officer’s duties.

2. Under the direction of the chief probation officer:

(a) Exercise supervision and observation over persons who are sentenced to probation, including:

(i) Visual contact with each probationer.

(ii) Contact with the probationer’s employer and family.

(b) Report to the court if the probationer engages in conduct constituting an offense.

(c) Monitor the payment of restitution and probation fees and bring before the court any probationer who fails to pay restitution or fees.

(d) Serve warrants, make arrests and bring before the court persons who are under suspended sentence or who have violated the terms of probation.

3. Obtain and assemble information concerning the conduct of persons who are sentenced to probation, including weekly arrest records, and report the information to the court.

4. Bring a defaulting probationer into court if, in the judgment of the adult probation officer, the probationer’s conduct justifies revoking probation.

5. Secure and keep a complete identification record of each supervised person and a written statement of the conditions of the person’s probation.

6. Perform any other responsibilities that are required by the terms and conditions imposed by the court.