Parole Officer Careers in North Platte, Nebraska

Parole supervision in North Platte, Nebraska, is provided by parole officers through the North Platte Regional Parole Office, one of 10 parole offices located throughout the state and all of which are under the direction of the Nebraska Adult Parole Administration and the Nebraska Parole Bureau. There are currently about 41 parole officers who provide supervision to about 1,100 parolees in the State of Nebraska.

Although the Adult Parole Administration is not a part of the Department of Corrections, it is accredited through the American Correctional Association, and both departments work alongside one another to ensure inmates successfully complete their parole sentence and become productive members of society.

North Platte is the county seat of Lincoln County and is the principal city of the North Platte micropolitan statistical area, which also includes the counties of McPherson, Lincoln and Logan.

Education and Experience Required to Become a Parole Officer in North Platte

Individuals who want to pursue parole office careers in North Platte must possess one of the following education/professional experience requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience working with offenders
  • A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a program in the behavioral or social sciences and at least 1 year of experience working with offenders
  • An associate’s degree in criminal justice or a program in the behavioral or social sciences and at least 3 years of experience working with offenders
  • College or professional development courses in criminal justice or the behavioral or social sciences totaling at least 1  year and at least 4 years of experience working with offenders

Training Requirements for Parole Officer Careers in North Platte, Nebraska

Individuals seeking North Platte parole officer jobs must complete specific, pre-service training through the Staff Training Academy in Lincoln. Pre-service training consists of 102 hours of coursework and training in such areas as:

  • First aid/life support
  • Legal issues
  • Stress management
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Correctional communications

Thereafter, all parole officers must complete annual, in-service training in such programs as:

  • Ethics
  • Discrimination/harassment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Professional boundaries
  • Life support/first aid
  • Use of force
  • Verbal de-escalation/communication

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