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Probation Training

The Committee on Probation Education (COPE)  is comprised of four chief probation officers and four directors of juvenile court services plus members from the Adult Probation Services and Juvenile Justice Services Divisions of the Administrative Office of the Courts, and members-at-large from the community and the judiciary. Committee members serve three-year terms.

The committee administrates the following programs:

  • Intensive Probation Institute
  • Probation Certification Academy
  • Detention Officer Academy
  • Defensive Tactics & Firearms Training
  • Faculty Skills Development

COPE is responsible for statewide certification of adult and juvenile probation officers. As of July 1, 1995, any person hired as a probation officer by any probation department in Arizona is required to attend the Certification Academy. The Certification Academy is designed to provide basic training to all probation officers. Officers who pass the certification test, satisfactorily complete a minimum of one year of employment as a probation officer, and receive a recommendation from their Chief Probation Officer or Director of Juvenile Court Services, are certified by the Arizona Supreme Court as probation officers. Persons hired prior to July 1, 1995 have the option of becoming certified by taking and passing the certification test, provided they have a minimum of one year satisfactory employment in Arizona.

If you have questions or would like more information regarding the Committee on Probation Education email us directly at cope@courts.az.gov

Mission Statement

The mission of the Committee on Probation Education is 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. Proving 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.

Probation Training Calendar Link

http://www.azcourts.gov/educationservices/ProbationTraining/ProbationTrainingCalendar.aspx


 

Excellence in Education Awards

 

 Excellence in Education flyer

The Committee on Probation Education (COPE), as a standing subcommittee of the Committee on Judicial Education and Training (COJET), recognizes outstanding probation and detention education trainers, subject matter experts and facilitators involved in the development and instruction of probation and detention programs statewide.  The Excellence in Education Awards  are awarded to recipients annually during the statewide Arizona Chief Probation Officers Association conference.  You can nominate individuals or teams who taught or worked on curriculum development. Consider nominating an individual or team in one of the following categories:

      • Firearms                     
      • Detention Training
      • Defensive Tactics       
      • Probation Training

 

COPE COMMITTEE MEETING

Location

Judicial Education Center
541 E, Van Buren Ste. B4
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 452-3060

Conference Call-in/WebEx

Phone Number: (602) 452-3288 or (520) 388-4330
Meeting ID:  0528# (February) and 3998# (May)

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Meeting Time  

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Meeting Dates

2/17/2015 - Click here to RSVP
5/27/2015 - Click here to RSVP

Committee Staff Chad Kewish (602) 452-3025
Committee Assistant Michelle Wessels (602) 452-3010

Materials
  Agenda
 Minutes for Approval