Wow, Rep. Tipton, we agree on something. Unfortunately it passed anyway. If probation officers have to go into dangerous areas let them be accompanied with backup. I am concerned by the high recidivism rate that supports for-profit prisons and their slave labor. Giving probation officers the right to arrest sets up and increased potential for conflict that gets people arrested rather than not. I'm not interested in living in the police state conservatives seem to want, nor in the filling up of prisons privatized for profit. It's unconscionable. Big business filling up the beds to make it profitable begets corruption in the injustice system. Leave probation officers free to make sure probationers can transition into the world and complete their sentences.