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Important Qualities for Probation and Parole Officers

Just like any other career field within the criminal justice field, probation and parole departments want to ensure they get the most qualified candidates to carry the terms and conditions set forth by the parole board or court. In doing so, departments are able to hire the most qualified applicants. Of the basic qualities listed as desirable for probation and parole officers, which do you consider the top two most important qualities, and why?

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Just like any other career field within the criminal justice field, probation and parole departments want to ensure they get the most qualified candidates to carry the terms and conditions set forth by the parole board or court. In doing so, departments are able to hire the most qualified applicants that are able to deal with the high level of stress and understand policies and procedures of the department. Below we'll discuss the basic qualities listed as desirable for probation and parole officers as well as which top two I feel are the most important.

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