Arizona Judicial Branch

Probation Training Awards

COJET Excellence in Education
Probation Training 

The Committee on Probation Education (COPE), a standing committee of the Committee on Judicial Education and Training (COJET), exists to enhance the ability of Probation Officers, Surveillance Officers and Detention Officers to protect the public by:

1.   Maintaining a statewide approach to training and education which assures competency, consistency and continuity of knowledge and practice

2. Providing training and education which promotes professional growth, enhances necessary skills, and prepares officers to develop in their role.

3.    Continually assessing the educational needs of officers, the rehabilitative needs of the offenders, and the public’s need for safety.

Excellence Means:

Ø      Has extensive knowledge of subject matter and goes above and beyond to ensure participants understand and can apply what they have learned.

Ø      Dynamic training skills utilizing innovation and creativity.

Ø      Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills and treats others with dignity and respect.

Ø      Has a supportive, energetic, and positive attitude about learning and education.

Ø      Displays initiative and does what it takes to be an effective trainer.

The trainers must have presented training to probation, detention, or surveillance officers.  Anyone in the Arizona courts can nominate a trainer.  Nominations are accepted online.