Missouri might expand a probation and parole arrest program. The program allows state probation and parole officers to arrest criminals who violate probation and parole rules. It is being used in St. Louis, Kansas City, Independence, Hannibal, and Springfield. Trevor Foley, with the Missouri Department of Corrections, says Governor Mike Parson’s state budget proposal requests to expand the program statewide.
The 122-thousand-dollar cost would cover training and equipment for 36 more probation and parole officers.