I know a parole agent can authorize the police to search. It’s a condition of parole. Technically parolees are in custody.
Sorry don’t know about probation.
1) A person who doesn’t like the head of the militia is the “informant”.
2) The cops who don’t like the head of the militia made up an “informant”.
A young waiter last night said “All of these things are detractions to make people look the other way.” He goes to Texas A&M so I wasn’t surprised that he was astute.