Angie Gort, who supervises adults on probation, is one of 20 probation officers in Kandiyohi County. She says probation officers measure their success by whether they see repeat offenders going through the court system. This week is Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Work of county probation officers is challenging, time-consuming and oftentimes misunderstood
Their days typically start around 6 a.m. and can turn from mundane to madness in a matter of minutes.
But Kandiyohi County probation officers say the duty they have to provide public safety, and the desire they have to help people change their lives, keeps them on the job.
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