CMPAC is assigned to the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) for administrative purposes. CMPAC’s rules and regulations are administered by the staff director of the council, and the council is composed of eleven voting members. CMPAC’s charge is to:
- Promulgate the rules and regulations for the administration of the council.
- Review the uniform professional standards and uniform contract standards for probation officers and uniform contract standards for probation contracts and submit a report with its recommendations to the General Assembly.
- Promulgate rules and regulations to implement those uniform professional standards for probation officers employed by a governing authority of a county, municipality, or consolidated government that has established probation services and uniform agreement standards for the establishment of probation services by a county, municipality, or consolidated government;
- Establish 40 hours of orientation for new probation officers and 20 hours of annual continuing education, provided that the 40 hour initial orientation shall not be required of any person who has successfully completed a probation or parole officer basic course of training certified by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council or any probation officer who has been employed by a county, municipality, or consolidated government as of March 1, 2006;
- Promulgate rules and regulations relative to compliance and enforcement mechanisms that may include, but are not limited to, the imposition of sanctions and fines and the voiding of contracts or agreements;
- Promulgate rules and regulations for the registration of any private corporation, private enterprise, private agency, or county, municipality, or consolidated government providing misdemeanor probation services; Produce an annual summary report; and Promulgate rules and regulations requiring criminal records checks of all probation officers employed by a probation entity.