Commissioner says Augusta should not have gotten into probation business

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AUGUSTA,Ga (WJBF)  After just a few weeks One August commissioners says the city needs to get out of the probation business.
The city  took over the probation office this year from Sentinel  due to the companies numerous lawsuits.

Tuesday commissioners voted    to do away with the requirement that  its  probation officers must  be post certified police  officers.

The city approved that standard for probation officers   after  going to Athens to see how their office was set up.
“In Athens we followed everything the same set up the same foot print being post certified when we start lowering our standards we might as well stop,” said Commissioner Wayne Guilfoyle.

“And bid it out again?”

Put it out for bids, said Guilfoyle.

Commissioners voted to meet with State and Municipal Court judges within ten days to notify them of the changes.

 

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