FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

United States Probation Office
Western District of Kentucky

question What is the telephone number for the State Probation Office?

Louisville: (502) 595-4035
Bowling Green: (270) 746-7420 or 7421
Hopkinsville: (270) 889-6530
Owensboro: (270) 687-7245
Paducah: (270) 575-7235

Can you tell me if someone is on supervision; and, if so, may I speak with the supervising officer about violations of law or supervision conditions?
We cannot aknowledge whether an individual is on supervision, but can listen to your complaint. If it involves violation of law, we will refer you to local law enforcement.
What are the requirements for becoming a U.S. Probation Officer?
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, human relations, business or public administration. Must be physically capable to do field work and possess a valid driver's license. First-time appointees must not have reached their 37th birthday at time of appointment. (For more information, see Employment Opportunities.)
How can I get off of supervision early?
After one year, a motion can be made to the Court for early release, for cause. The Probation Officer may also file a motion, once a person on supervision becomes statutorily eligible for early termination.
What is the difference between "probation", "parole", and "supervised release"?
Probation is a term of community supervision imposed by the court in lieu of a prison sentence. Parole is a period of community supervision imposed by the U.S. Parole Commission to be completed after release from a prison term. Supervised release is a period of community supervision imposed by the court to be completed after release from a jail or prison sentence.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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