law enforcement

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by stoppingpower, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. stoppingpower

    stoppingpower New Member

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    Thinking about getting in law enforcement but not sure were to start or what I need to get started. If i get in do I choose if I wanna be a town cop, sheriff or highway patrolman? How do shifts work what's the pay start are their good perks? What about the academy is that rough( which I don't care if it is) but nice to know please help
     
  2. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    My son went to college, earned a BA in Law Enforcement. He started applying once finished and finally nailed a Police Officer job at the Mpls/St. Paul airport...a great job and he loves it.
     

  3. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Like a lot of other jobs, you can go to the head honcho (local police chief) and they will tell you pretty much all you need to know.
     
  4. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    Do I remember right, that you are pulling down 60k in wyoming. I believe you said that in a post about 3 weeks ago. If that's the case, I don't think you will match it. Maybe?
     
  5. stoppingpower

    stoppingpower New Member

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    Yeah your Right I said that. But I want something more outta life. Yeah I sit here and lick my self for 12 hrs and get paid good but still I want something more?? Do u no what I mean.. its gard to explain
     
  6. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    What, exactly, "more" out of life do you want? Do you think that law enforcement will provide it? That should provide your answer.

    In my experience it is hard to get much out of life when working for somebody else.
     
  7. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Wait, you lick yourself for a living?
     
  8. stoppingpower

    stoppingpower New Member

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    I think where I'm getting at is Id like to help people out
     
  9. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Many ways of doing that. Law enforcement is one.
     
  10. stoppingpower

    stoppingpower New Member

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    Yeah I'm going to ask some of the cops around here and see what they have to say
     
  11. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Good idea. Also talk to the Chief. If he won't talk to you I would surmise he wouldn't be a good guy to work for. Same goes for the Highway Patrol and the Sheriff. If the top boss won't talk to potential recruits in my opinion they are generally not good to work for. That is specific to public service agencies, not the private sector.
     
  12. stoppingpower

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    Good point! I didn't even think of that. Right now there are only 2 town cops and the are old so it wouldn't surprise me if they retired in the next five or so years. I want their job so I want to get my foot in the door in law so it makes me look good and it could be an easy snag
     
  13. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    ROFL! And get paid $60K for doing that. :eek:
     
  14. stoppingpower

    stoppingpower New Member

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    Lol pretty muxh I'm at work right now and I'm literally not doing jack ****.. and I still got 10 more hours
     
  15. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    I have only worked in the private sector so my opinions are slanted that way. In the public sector (especially in a small town) you should be able to walk in and talk to the Chief. Get a relationship going. See if you like him (or her). That should be easy enough to do. Do the same with the Sheriff and Highway Patrol (not as easy but still possible).

    My friend's son joined the local Sheriff's "junior deputy" program (whatever it is called) and found that he didn't like the people that he dealt with. He didn't meet the Sheriff through that program though. I think it would be mandatory that the Sheriff would go and mingle with the recruits just for good PR. In all fairness the Sheriff is a corrupt piece of crap and many of the people in the recruiting arm are more interested in finding bullies and thugs who can pass the background check. that's just the way the Sheriff rolls. There are some really good deputies in the department but the culture in that office is not one I care for.
     
  16. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    ....it's gard to explain.
     
  17. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I can't even follow this thread guys, all I keep thinking about is the MSU mascot.

    Bubba turned to billy bob and said "I wish I could do that"
    Billy bob said "man that dog would bite you"
     
  18. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    You have enough time to explain then, don't you?
     
  19. stoppingpower

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    Damn that sucks I hope its not that way here ill be really upset if it turns out that the cops are douches... I know for a fact there is one town cop that is here and he's a total d bag but I don't know the chief at all
     
  20. Vikingdad

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    The only way to know is to meet them. If one cop in a three cop town is a douchebag that does not bode well in my mind. Get to know them, let them know your intentions. Know what you are getting into. Walk in to the Police station and ask to see the Chief, tell them why. You may have to come back but you should be able to see him. Basically what I am suggesting is that you interview your potential future employer.

    My friend's son is now a welder. He totally abandoned the law enforcement idea after his experience with the Jr. deputy program.