Officer Safety for Probation Officers

Officer Safety for Probation Officers

November 19, 2024

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters Community Room

5200 Soquel Avenue

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

8am - 5pm

Hosted by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office


Being a probation officer is a tough job. You try to focus on compassion and rehabilitation, but you still must be concerned about ghost guns, fentanyl, gangs, and mental health issues. The COVID shut down only complicated matters.

As a probation officer, your field contacts and home visits can often involve dangerous individuals and compromising situations. We think you deserve modern and effective training that will help keep you safe. That's why we are thrilled to present an 8-hour, info-packed seminar just for probation officers like you. You will leave this seminar with a new confidence in how to make your field contacts safe and effective.

Curriculum Includes:

  • Pre-contact Assessments - Doing your homework before the contact
  • Locating contraband and how to decide when to exit the residence
  • Residence/vehicle searches and field arrests
  • Effective forms of communication – verbal and non-verbal
  • Using technology to your advantage
  • Off-duty personal safety principles

“My goal is to build your confidence in your decision-making and problem-solving skills in the field.”

– Guest Instructor Adam Noto

When it comes to officer safety, you may only get one chance to do it right. Register today for this seminar and learn the simple concepts you can use to stay safe in the field.

Adam Noto is a 26-year veteran of the Santa Clara County Probation Department, Adult Division in California with extensive experience in field supervision of probationers. His previous experiences include full time assignment to the San Jose Police Department’s Covert Response Unit, 4 years supervising sex offenders, 2 years of high risk intensive supervision and ultimately 8 years as an armed officer where he supervised gang members. He is the graduate of several specialized tactical training courses and now teaches the same officer-safety concepts to other probation officers.

Payment Methods

Once you enter the student information below and click "Register", you will be taken to a checkout page where you can pay using a credit card, or you may request that an invoice be sent to your department that can be paid online or by check and sent by mail. Please note that invoices incur a $15.00 non-refundable processing fee.

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