The Secretary of Public Safety, or the Secretary's designee, shall direct the work
of the probation officers appointed under this Article. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Public Safety shall
have sole discretion to establish the minimum experience requirements to receive an
appointment as a probation officer. The Office of State Human Resources shall work with the Secretary to establish position
classifications for probation officers based on the experience requirements established
by the Secretary. The Secretary, or the Secretary's designee, shall consult and cooperate with the
courts and institutions in the development of methods and procedure in the administration
of probation, and shall arrange conferences of probation officers and judges. The Secretary shall make an annual written report with statistical and other information
to the Governor. The Secretary is authorized to present to the Governor written applications for
requisitions for the return of probationers who have broken the terms of their probation,
and are believed to be in another state, and the Secretary shall follow the procedure
outlined for requests for extradition as set forth in G.S. 15A-743.
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