Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about the Adult Probation Program? You may be able to find answers to your questions in the following Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have further questions, please contact our office:

Phone: 717.240.6255

Q. Do probation officers have authority to make arrests?
A. Yes. Probation/parole officers obtain their authority from PA Act 277, August 6, 1963 and amended by PA Act 1992-117, December 4, 1992, which states that probation/parole officers shall have the power of peace officers in the performance of their duties and shall have police powers and authority throughout the Commonwealth to arrest with or without warrant any person on probation, intermediate punishment or parole for any violation of probation, intermediate punishment or parole.