For all our uniformed (and armed) Law Enforcement counterparts: How do you view working in the field/street with unarmed Probation officers? Here in CT Probation Officer's are not armed, but we are issued batons, OC, handcuffs and a ballistic vest Probation in CT works under the Judicial System, but we make felony arrests. I attached the American Probation and Parole (APPA) 2006 Firearm Survey to give you some idea what states are arming Probation Officers.
For those Uniformed Officers who work with Armed Probation Officers: How do you view them with respect to their abilies and training with the firearm?
Please let me know your thoughts.