Frequently Asked Adult Probation Questions

How many offenders are on probation?

The Hancock County Adult Probation Department supervises approximately 600 offenders in various programs in a variety of stages in the criminal justice system.

What is the difference between probation and parole?

The main difference between the two is that probation (or Community Control) is a court sanction of community supervision in lieu of a prison sentence. Parole (or Post-Release Control) is granted after an offender has served a set prison term, and is then released under certain guidelines.

How does one find out which Probation Officer supervises a particular offender?

In order to determine an offender’s Probation Officer, you must call the Probation Department at 419-424-7085 during regular business hours. It is necessary that you know the complete and proper spelling of the offender’s name.

What are the Probation Department’s hours of operation?

The Hancock County Adult Probation Department’s normal business hours are Monday through Friday,8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

The department is closed for business on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans’ Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Where is the Probation Department located?

The Hancock County Adult Probation Department is located at 514 South Main Street Findlay, Ohio. For a map, please click here.

Do I qualify to get my criminal records sealed? If so, how do I file?

For instructions please click here.

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