Legally, there is nothing prohibiting a probation officer from telling someone another person is on probation.
The fact that a person is on probation is a matter of public record, so the probation officer is not disclosing private or non-public information.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX felt weird for the employee to come to work and ask me (her boss) if I was on probation. I have had my job for 8 yrs and got a dwi and didn't want anyone at my work to know.
Whether the person should be talking about probationers is another issue. It may be a violation of internal policy.
I understand. As I'm sure you are aware, the fact that a person has been convicted of a crime is public record. It is never against the law to talk about matters of public record.
I really can't believe that another officer not my officer would ask about me? Just seems kinda strange to me.
It is definitely strange.
I wanted to hire an attorney on this just because i feel that is outta hand..the employee told her (the officer) I'm not sure if she is on probabtion and if she is she would never discuss this at work. I was just floored about the approach from an employee and never thought past the question really. Public records is a good point.
You should consider reporting it to the officer's supervisor.
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