Albany County
Mercantile Building | 60 South Pearl Street | Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 487-5200 | Fax: (518) 487-5204
William Connors, Director

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Probation - FAQs

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  • What is Probation?

  • What is the difference between probation and parole?

  • Is probation just a “slap-on-the-wrist”?

  • What kinds of offenses can lead to a sentencing of probation?

  • What is restitution?

  • Are there sex offenders on probation?

  • What happens if a probationer violates the terms of probation?

  • What it ignition interlock?

  • Can you tell me if someone is on supervision; and, if so, may I speak with the supervising officer about violations of law or supervision conditions?

  • I have information about a probationer who is committing criminal activity. How should I report this information?

  • What qualifications are required to become a probation officer?

Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy