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(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here.)

Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person (i.e., a person other than the probationer) without a warrant if there is probable cause to believe the person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer engaged in the performance of official duties.

Policy Area

Crime and Law Enforcement

Legislative Terms

  • assault and harassment offenses
  • criminal procedure and sentencing
  • law enforcement officers