Any probation/parole officers here?
Hello all, most of you probably know I was a cop for almost 3 years, until I was hurt OTJ and then terminated last year.
Anyway, I have been offered a job with the state DOC as a "correctional field officer." Basically a PPO. If any of you have experience in this line of work, I'd appreciate hearing your advice, thoughts, etc., before I make the decision to accept the position. The money is comparable to what I'm making now (as a carpenter), and of course it carries excellent benefits. The only downside is that the open position is an hour away, and I'd have to drive my POV to and from work. (The state is broke so they can't aford to provide everyone cars.)
I've always been interested in doing probation/parole work, as I've learned in my LE experience that I seem to develop rapport among all different kinds of people--even the criminals. I'm also good about documenting activity, and I don't mind doing paperwork--I assume there will be a lot of that with this job.