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District Parole Officer

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Texas Department of Criminal Justice


What does a District Parole Officer (DPO) do:  Supervises offenders who have been released on parole or mandatory supervision to complete their sentences in communities.

Flexible hours: A DPO doesn’t spend a lot of time in the office.  You’ll frequently be out in the community, verifying employment and residential plans of offenders and conducting other types of field work for those on your caseload.

Job will never be routine: A typical day will involve parole investigations, supervision of offenders and liaison activities with criminal justice agencies, social services agencies, and other public and private entities.

You’ll receive safety and firearm training: You’ll be educated by supervisors and the agency in-service training program on safety practices and how to recognize safety violations and hazards. 

Your job will involve protecting the community and rehabilitating the offender: You’ll assist the offender through the use of community resource to become a productive and law-abiding citizen in the community.


Information concerning job openings and applications can be obtained by contacting Human Resources in the Midland Regional Parole Office,at

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