Definition of probationer in US English:



  • 1A person who is serving a probationary or trial period in a job or position to which they are newly appointed.

    • ‘‘I had already been awarded probationer for the year for Wiltshire, but it I was completely surprised to get this nomination,’ he said.’
    • ‘After joining York and North-East Yorkshire police force in 1969 as a 20-year-old probationer he served in Bridlington and Withernsea before returning to his native York.’
    • ‘Bexley police have a regular flow of probationer police officers arriving straight from the police training college at Hendon.’
    • ‘Training thrust and needs for Indian Forest Service probationers and performance evaluation of officers at field level was also discussed.’
    • ‘The authority had agreed to take part in the Scottish Executive's scheme to guarantee each new trainee teacher a probationer place at a school in Scotland.’
    • ‘There are 533 students and probationer gardaí in Templemore, of which 353 are males and 180 female.’
    • ‘He was very polite about this but, as a probationer, anxious to do the right thing and unsure what this might be when it involved dealing with the public.’
    • ‘The move follows a drop in demand for student places and a reduction in the stage II probationer training from 15 to 12 weeks.’
    • ‘Police probationers with less than one year's experience are unable to respond to emergency calls at high speed with the blue lights flashing on patrol cars.’
    • ‘He will graduate in April 2006, but he has already worked as a probationer in an auditing company for more than a year.’
    • ‘New probationers are being seen as a priority, so temporary teachers we have employed in this session are going to be the casualties.’
    • ‘The latest band of probationers have begun singing in the Minster after the start of the new academic year.’
    • ‘I am just going to look at Denise, but I am going to say, yes, first of all, we do accept part-time probationers; I am positive of that.’
    • ‘The Headteachers' Association of Scotland said it had grave doubts there would be enough posts in local authority schools for the 2,400 probationers promised employment by the Executive.’
    • ‘A Scottish Executive spokesman said probationers would receive a one-year training contract, even though it might not be in a single school.’
    • ‘He said: ‘There are some temporary posts in our own authority we may not renew and we may fill them with probationers.’’
    • ‘Shaheen also says she was forced to go on night duty, something probationers are not supposed to do.’
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    1. 1.1 An offender on probation.
      • ‘Finally, probationers with less extensive histories of legal involvement for drug-related offenses are potentially at higher risk for psychiatric symptoms.’
      • ‘State governments would be required to collect DNA samples from state probationers and provide them to the federal government.’
      • ‘Archival records consisted of a total of 76 biographical and case history profiles of juvenile probationers, referred to the agency by a county juvenile probation department within a large metropolitan area.’
      • ‘The results suggest that probation officers frequently refer probationers to treatment without coercion.’
      • ‘Illicit prescription drug use is at a high level among the high-risk felony probationers who volunteered for this study.’
      • ‘Probation departments are arming their officers as the number of probationers increases and the officers' duties become more dangerous due to increased home and neighbourhood visits.’
      • ‘About 60 probationers sentenced to do community service under correctional supervision embarked on a campaign to clean the city yesterday.’
      • ‘Second, the results clearly indicated a significantly different pattern of motivation level/change readiness in the young adult probationers as compared with the older adults.’
      • ‘To determine the current recidivism status of probationers, official records were obtained from the county juvenile probation department.’
      • ‘We believe, therefore, that this study provides valuable information on a prevalent and growing domain of adolescent substance abuse treatment, the residential treatment of juvenile probationers.’
      • ‘Future research needs to replicate these findings with arrestees in other cities and with other criminal justice populations, such as parolees and probationers.’
      • ‘In conducting this analysis, the sample of probationers was divided into three categories according to their self report drug involvement.’
      • ‘Now the Ohio Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of the judge's decision to curtail the right of procreation for parolees and probationers.’
      • ‘The Department of Corrections uses ‘active’ GPS for about 400 probationers, mostly sex offenders and people who've committed violent crimes.’
      • ‘This bill, drafted by opponents of Prop 36, would lock up probationers for minor violations such as a missed appointment or a positive drug test.’
      • ‘It is claimed that probationers had also been left unsupervised because of a shortage of experienced officers and a backlog of unsolved crimes had built up.’
      • ‘To be included in the study, officers needed to be adult probation officers and carry an active caseload of probationers whom they monitored.’
      • ‘That's a ratio of about 80 probationers to one officer.’
      • ‘Reliable statewide estimates of the specific offense distribution of California's probationers are not available.’
      • ‘Wisconsin upheld a regulation that allowed probation officers to search probationers based on ‘reasonable grounds’ to believe contraband is present.’