—(1) The Minister may appoint a Chief Probation Officer and such number of probation officers as may be necessary for the purposes of this Act.
(2) The Minister may, on such terms and conditions as he thinks fit, appoint a person who is not employed as a police officer or prison officer to be a volunteer probation officer.
(3) The Chief Probation Officer shall have and shall be entitled to exercise, in addition to the powers vested in him by virtue of this Act or any rules made thereunder, all the powers of a probation officer.
(4) All persons appointed under this section shall be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of the Penal Code (Cap. 224).