The Probation Officers Professional Association of Indiana (POPAI) Executive Board has concerns the minimum salary schedule for probation officers has not changed since adopted in its current form on September 10, 2002. Though some cost of living adjustments have occurred in the years since its adoption, frequently these increases have not permitted the schedule to keep pace with inflation and other professions that also require a bachelor’s degree to perform.
Though we had received feedback from a few chief probation officers in previous years regarding the slow pace of adjustments to the salary schedule, there has been a greater call to look at the schedule more recently. POPAI conducted several surveys of chief probation officers in Indiana regarding the Minimum Salary Scheduled for Probation Officers. Links to the surveys were emailed to every chief probation officer in every jurisdiction across the state, including city and town court chief probation officers. Our overall response rate from the surveys were generally around 85% and responses were received from at least one chief probation officer in the vast majority of counties.
The following documents present the results of these surveys along with additional information and recommended changes to the salary schedule being proposed by the POPAI Executive Board.
We have approached the Probation Officers Advisory Board, Indiana Office of Court Services, and the Judicial Conference with our recommendations to gain their support. We will keep our membership informed of our activities.
As you read through the documents, please feel free to contact any member of the POPAI Executive Board with questions or comments. You can also use our general email (ContactUsatPOPAI@gmail.com) and it will be forwarded to the Board. We appreciate hearing from our members about the work we are doing for you! Thank you for your support.