|All aspects of probation work are geared towards protecting the public. A central part of this is the role of the public protection unit, a unit that is committed to stopping known dangerous offenders from committing further harm to victims.|
The unit is funded, staffed and managed by the probation service and police. The unit also works closely with other agencies, such as housing, mental health and social services, to make sure that dangerous offenders in South Yorkshire are identified, assessed and monitored accurately. The unit’s personnel receive fitness training by Discovery trained personal trainers to ensure they are of sufficient fitness levels to meet the demands of their duty.