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Published On 1/13/2024
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Looking for a retired U.S. Probation Officer identification, please see the information below.
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Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow federal law enforcement officers, customs and border protection officers, and firefighters to make penalty-free withdrawals from their tax-exempt employee benefit and pension plans after they reach age 50.
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By the Numbers is a recurring column by the Judiciary Data and Analysis Office (JDAO) discussing data on the workload of the Judiciary. The focus of this column alternates among trends in filings in the appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts. Sometimes a court-by-court analysis is provided.
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Canton police detective Bryan Allen watched a video on his computer that disturbed him so much that he left work and went home to process what he saw.
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Sometimes, bad things happen to good federal officers. Are you emotionally, financially and legally prepared to defend yourself if you are the subject of an allegation in the performance of your job duties? FEDS Protection can help.
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Bad things happen to good, conscientious, hardworking federal employees. Far too many of you still think you are immune to allegations of wrongdoing, regardless of how many times we reinforce the need to have professional liability insurance. Unfortunately, ignorance is expensive.
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FPPOA encourages members to determine if their federal income tax withholding may need adjustment.
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Saturday, September 22, 2018 marks the thirty-second anniversary of Thomas Gahl's line-of-duty death in the Southern District of Indiana. USPO Gahl died performing a home contact during which the offender ambushed Tom while armed with a shotgun.
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CDC Alert: Rising Numbers of Deaths Involving Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogs, Including Carfentanil, and Increased Usage and Mixing with Non-opioids
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Recently, FEDS conducted a Professional Liability Insurance Webinar designed specifically for FPPOA members. In this webinar, FEDS explained the liability exposures of Federal Probation and Pretrial Services Officers, the coverage provided by FEDS professional liability insurance, and general reimbursement guidelines. Below is a link to that recent webinar, in the event you were unable to attend.
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On any given day, 7 percent of the estimated 2.3 million people incarcerated in U.S. jails are men and woman who served in our armed forces
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On February 15, 2018, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017. It has a long way to go to become law, but would have significant effects on federal sentencing, imprisonment (judicial parole), a number of sentencing reductions with retroactivity, new requirements for PSIRs, and reporting requirements on our system.
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The Federal Court Clerks Association is pleased to announce that we have opened registration for our 3rd annual Antietam Training opportunity for all Court Unit Executives and Chief Deputies entitled “Leadership Lessons of Antietam, A Leadership Workshop for Court Teams.” The FCCA is sponsoring a two-and-a-half-day leadership workshop that will be held June 4th through June 7th in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Please open the attachments for more information, including information on how to register.
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NIC and CCCN are creating a DVD based training program designed to highlight effective community reintegration practices that will promote behavior change and recidivism reduction, enhance public safety, and save taxpayer dollars.
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Probation and parole officers must balance the needs of sex offenders with community safety
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For the second time in three days, law enforcement officers in Cincinnati had to be rushed to the hospital.
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Police officers exposed to a deadly synthetic opioid tell their story in a warning issued by the DEA on June 6, 2017 by Acting administrator Chuck Rosenberg.
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Join FEDS President Anthony Vergnetti in an educational webinar on professional liability insurance for Federal Probation & Pretrial Officers.
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Great new benefit announced for FPPOA members! FPPOA has partnered with Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York who offers a Master Degree in Public Administration. As you will see by the attached document and link, this program has been utilized by many law enforcement agencies and many U.S. Probation Officers in the northeast.
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Myths & Facts - Using Risk and Need Assessments to Enhance Outcomes and Reduce Disparities in the Criminal Justice System
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On March 22, 2017, the “Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2017” passed the House Judiciary Committee. This closed a statutory "loophole" which previously did not include an authorization under 18 U.S.C. §§ 3154 and 3603 for probation officers to supervise civilly committed sexually dangerous persons who had been granted conditional release. The following was posted on the JNET.
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Did you know that FEDS LEOSA coverage was created in response to concerns initially brought about by probation and pretrial officers? In 2011, FEDS received calls from officers concerned that agency authority would not extend to actions after hours if the need arose to protect themselves or their family.
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Washington, D.C.—Today, Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017—a bill that will protect probation officers and enhance their ability to do their job by giving them authority to arrest a third party who forcibly interferes with an officer’s performance of his or her official duties.
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Smart Supervision: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities (Competitive Grant Announcement)
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N-DEx is an unclassified national information sharing system that enables criminal justice agencies to search, link, analyze, and share local, state, tribal, and federal records.
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The FPPOA has received a response from the OPM regarding the security breach.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced the results of the interagency forensics investigation into a recent cyber incident involving Federal background investigation data and the steps it is taking to protect those impacted. Throughout this investigation, OPM has been committed to providing information in a timely, transparent and accurate manner. As information has become available and verifiable, the agency has updated Congress, the Inspector General, Federal employee representatives, and - most importantly - those that are affected. Today’s announcement is the latest in this series of updates, and OPM will continue to provide additional information going forward.
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Newly Released - Behavior Management of Justice-Involved Individuals: Contemporary Research and State-of-the-Art Policy and Practice
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Good intentions are only the starting place for good legislation.
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A felon desperate to be thrown back in prison got two knives into Detroitï's federal courthouse as part of a plan to kill his probation officer and a judge before changing his mind, according to a criminal complaint filed today.
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The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the Center for Effective Public Policy are pleased to announce the release of NICs publication, Dosage Probation: Rethinking the Structure of Probation Sentences
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Healthcare Not Handcuffs, Putting the Affordable Care Act to Work for Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Reform
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In November 2010, Steven Vargas, a federal probation officer in New York, received a call from a detective in Minnesota. Police in St. Paul had arrested 24-year-old Douglas Luke Robinette, who had confessed to producing child pornography and distributing it via email.
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The United States is the world's leader in incarceration with 2.2 million people currently in the nation's prisons or jails - a 500% increase over the last forty years. Changes in sentencing law and policy, not changes in crime rates, explain most of this increase. These trends have resulted in prison overcrowding and fiscal burdens on states to accommodate a rapidly expanding penal system, despite increasing evidence that large-scale incarceration is not an effective means of achieving public safety.
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MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -- Police say an Oklahoma probation officer was beaten and then shot dead on a neighborhood street Friday in Midwest City.
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Published On 8/31/2011
On August 31, 2011, Tiffany Danielle Bishop, the 24 year-old daughter of Northern District of Georgia Chief Probation Officer Tom Bishop, passed away while attending training as a State of Georgia probation officer. In memory of this remarkable young woman, an endowment fund has been established in Tiffany Bishop's name at her alma mater, Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia.
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On September 22, 1986, United States Probation Officer Thomas E. Gahl was killed in the line of duty in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was a Monday morning, not unlike any other Monday morning Tom had experienced in his previous 11 years as a probation officer.
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CANTON - A man was shot and killed during a roadside fight with a state probation officer when he tried to grab the officer's gun, police said.
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New findings on how offenders train with, carry and deploy the weapons they use to attack police officers have emerged in a just-published, 5-year study by the FBI.
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The Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association expresses its deepest condolences to the recent losses suffered by the United States Marshals Service in the Northern District of West Virginia and the Eastern District of Missouri.
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From time to time supervision officers ask me about gaming consoles and sex offenders. There were some recent incidents that compelled me to write about it today. The first involved a law enforcement request seeking assistance in analyzing a gaming console taken by a parole officer from a sex offender.
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From Fedsmith.com: Congress has been considering a number of changes in the federal government's human resources program that would benefit a number of readers. As often happens, these changes are in a bill that, on the surface, has little to do with the changes that will impact many federal employees.
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WASHINGTON - The number of adults under correctional supervision in the United States declined by less than one percent during 2009, dropping to 7,225,800 (or 48,800 fewer offenders than at yearend 2008), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. This was the first measured decline in the total number of adults under correctional supervision since BJS began reporting these populations in 1980.
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