The Tulare County Probation Department employs peace officers pursuant to 830.5 of the Penal Code.
To investigate adult and juvenile cases referred by the courts; to handle a case load of adult or juvenile clients; to assist in the supervision and care of juvenile court wards; and to assist in department program units such as work furlough, community schools, juvenile institutions, and home supervision.
To direct the activities and ensure the security of youth; to enforce established policies; and to supervise participants in the various rehabilitation and counseling programs at the Juvenile Detention Facility.
To supervise a unit of Probation Officers and/or Probation Correctional Officers in various units such as Juvenile and Adult Field Services, Juvenile Institutional Services, or specialized programs; and to manage one or more program areas and supervise all levels of staff within those areas.
To plan and coordinate the work of the juvenile and/or adult divisions, or a detention facility of the Probation Department, and to supervise and direct special projects or major programs.