Section 30-4-64Probation officers - Appointment; duties generally; service of process, etc.
The judge of the juvenile court may call upon the sheriff or any deputy sheriff in the county, any constable in said county, any police or other peace officer in any town or city in said county or any humane or probation officer in said county to serve as probation officer, under the terms of this article, and he may appoint in any particular case, any other discreet person willing to serve in such case as such probation officer. Said officers, when so requested or appointed by said judge, if it will not interfere with the performance of the duties of their respective offices, shall faithfully perform the duties which may be prescribed for them by the court or judge above mentioned and shall promptly make all reports which may be required of him by said court or judge. The sheriff of the county shall serve all writs, processes and papers directed by the court to be served by him, and a suitable allowance shall be made to him by the county commission of such county for his actual disbursements in effecting such service; but all writs or other processes issued from said court in such proceedings may be served by any person designated by the juvenile court, for such purpose, and while such other person is engaged in serving such writs or processes, said person shall have all the power and authority of a sheriff. There shall be no costs of any kind whatever taxed in cases arising under this article.
(Acts 1919, No. 181, p. 176; Code 1923, §4492; Code 1940, T. 34, §102.)