When someone is convicted of a crime, they can be ordered to serve time in jail or prison. In many instances, that jail sentence includes a period when the defendant can apply for parole. This would enable the defendant to be released from custody earlier than their full sentence. The Nevada legislature enacted a series of statutes describing the parole process and the authority vested in Nevada probation officers.
Pursuant to NRS 213.1092, the Chief Parole and Probation Officer are to be appointed by the Director of the Department of Public Safety. However, the selection of the officers should be based on training, experiences and the best interest of the correction service. Besides, the selected individual must have at least five years’ experience in correctional programs.
According to NRS 213.1094, it is expected that the Chief Parole and Probation Officer must not hold any other duties or office. The rule explains that they should be devoted to their appointed tasks.
Pursuant to NRS 213.1095, the following are the powers and duties of parole officers.
According to NRS 213.1096, they have the mandate to investigate all the cases referred to them by the Board or by the Chief Parole and Probation Office. The court can also refer cases to them for investigation. Assistant parole and probation officers also supervise those released on probation. They can do so by keeping records and data on those released and also encouraging them to adapt to positive behavior.
According to NRS 213.1096 assistant parole and probation officers, under the order of their direct senior, can collect and disburse funds per the law. They are also required to keep a record of the funds, including how they are spent.
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According to NRS 213.10983, all the seized, unclaimed or abandoned property must be delivered to the Division by the parole or probation officer. However, the instruments should be retrieved while the officer is pursuing their duties and not listed in NRS 202.350.
According to NRS 213.10983, the property in the custody of the division cannot return the item to the owner if there is evidence that it is contraband. Illegal substance or weapons shall be disposed of or destroyed per the law. If the property is not unlawful, it can be sold to the public if the owner cannot be determined after one year.
Pursuant to NRS 213.10985, all seized, abandoned or unclaimed instruments or weapons shall be delivered to the Division. The items must be listed in NRS 202.350, and when returned, it must be placed in secure lockers. Once the item is returned, the following are the duties for the Division:
According to NRS 213.10988, the chief probation officer has the mandate to either grant or revoke the parole or probation of a convicted person.
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