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I was bluntly told that i am a civilian, when actually i am a sworn Communications Officer...(dispatcher) . Is it true that some LEO's refer to their "thin blue line" this way?? I feel that i am just as much of a LE personell as an officer, why would anyone think different?

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Who told you bluntly you are civilian, and not a LEO?

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a certain someone on this site..last 4 of his ID are (HEAT)....but i will decide to keep the rest confident. i dont want to start another keyboard match with him!

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I dident know that dispatchers are sworn in.

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well, IDK about everywhere in the US. but we are in my dept. I was sworn in, took an oath of justice, got a spray certification, and a stick certification, and i am waiting to qualify with my weapon. I do all of the PT. that the deputies do...and guess what....i keep their a**es out of trouble ! LOL

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csmice0948 said:

well, IDK about everywhere in the US. but we are in my dept. I was sworn in, took an oath of justice, got a spray certification, and a stick certification, and i am waiting to qualify with my weapon. I do all of the PT. that the deputies do...and guess what....i keep their a**es out of trouble ! LOL

Yea...I'm sure every Dept. is different. Thats interesting that they are going to let you quailfiy with your weapon. Does that mean you can carry it off duty?

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i'm not sure about off duty?... i had to really pull somestrings for the sheriff to let me qualify b/c of my age, i need to be 21, and i just made it to 20. LOL.....I am the youngest person in the entire department.

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Wow...You should be proud of yourself. You cant let peoples opinions get to you. If your sworn in, they your a LEO. I actually just applied for 2 dispatcher jobs in my area. Ones a full time spot and the other a part timer. I'm really hoping to get a call back from one of them :) They make really good money. I'm only 21, so a job that pays 17-35 an hour is great.

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wow...i dunno where you live at but i would pass out if someone offered me 17 bucks an hour...i make 7.95 for third shift. ....go for the gold.....and i guess avoid my department. LOL

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I live just outside of chicago. The full time spot is....$47,000 a year. and the part time spot is $17-25 an hour, based on experience. (VALOR, CAD5, IWIN and LEADS ) I have no experience in any of those programs.

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For the one Dept. Dispatchers are responsible for Police, Fire, and Ambulances

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My heart goes out to you. Our agency dispatches for twelves entities. SO, three samll town PD's, and 8 fire and ambulance orgs. They are as much a part of our office as the deputies. Unfortunately, as with all walks of life, we have our own insensitive louts.

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Sorry, I hit the wrong button before I was done. The last voice heard before the gun salute at our last officer's memorial was a dispather sounding last call. I hope you never have to do that, know that you are our lifeline in the field.

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dang.... i operate 911 calls, CAD, NCIC, Locates ect. i am resposible for EMS, Fire, and deputies....and normally i am the only dispatcher on my shift....and on special occasions i get to escort females to the potty! YAY !! J/k

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In some departments even though you might have a "P" number like the field officers, they would concidered dispatchers as LEST (Law Enforcement Support Techs) and give them same respect, as to whomever, "bluntly" told you that you were a civilian...I hate to be on the receiving end if they call for help and their dispatcher didn't hear the call because they were "busy" handling another call.

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honestly in some departments..that would be the case...but i could never do that. I dont care if you are the worst in the world...i would not let you die, simply b/c you pissed me off. ....running a tag is one thing, saving a life is another.

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Hey cs. What the officer in question probalby meant is that you're not a certified peace officer. It's a pretty broad term. Certified LEO's, ie, cops, consider a civilian to be someone that isn't certified. True, you have been through certifications, baton, OC, and firearm, But you aren't certified through the government at either a state or federal level as a peace officer. I couldn't find the post you were referenceing, but don't take it to heart. Alot of LEO's consider corrections officers to be civilians. They cannot carry weapons outside of the correctional setting, and have no powers of arrest, at least that's how it is in Texas. Here it's the difference between yelling SHARK at the beach or yelliing PIRANAH. You yell POLICE everybody looks, you yell CORRECTIONS everybody thinks someone said something wrong. Don't sweat the small stuff little sister. Ya'll be safe.


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if you are trying to find the root of my troubles go to the video of the bull getting tasered...i left a comment, and then shortly after...i was targeted by a very rude person. well, long story short, i sent him a private message about how it hurt my feelings..ect. and he began calling me a "groupie" and a "wanna be"....i just thought..WOW, is this what the POST certified officers think of me...i am a "wanna be"...oh yeah. whatever.

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CS, i wouldn't worry too much about small minded people that have nothing better to do than make fun of someone that excells at their job, he or she is not worth the effort. just remember that without you your officers wouldn't be able to do their job

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All cops, including me. need to remember one thing. You may know where you are and what you are doing. And god may know where you are and what you are doing, but unless you have a close personal relationship with god, make damn sure your dispatcher knows where you are and what you are doing.....


All thats is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.

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CSMICE.....NO, I DON'T THINK WE ARE LOOKED AT AS "EQUALS". MOSTLY, WE ARE NOT CONSIDERED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S, WE ARE LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL AND WE ARE RESPECTED IN OUR OWN WAY FOR THE JOB THAT WE DO. YOU CAN NOT EXACTLY EXPECT TO BE TREATED AS ON OFFICER IF YOU ARE A DISPATCHER.
ALSO......WHY DO YOU QUALIFY WITH A WEAPON? AS A DISPATCHER I HAVE NOT YET ENCOUNTERED A TIME WHERE I MIGHT NEED TO USE ONE FOR DISPACTHING.......MIGHT HAVE WANTED TO THOUGH, LOL

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Our dispatchers...excuse me, communications coordinators, are sworn in, but are not considered "sworn personnel". They take an oath of office that is far different than ours. I learned one thing that has remained true for my enter 28+ year career: Never tick off you dispatcher unless you want to suffer their terrible wrath!


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thanks for reminding some of the new guys on the road that the voice that they hear coming out of their mic is just as an important partner as the one that is standing right next to them.

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You are a sworn part of the team!

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CSMICE.....NO, I DON'T THINK WE ARE LOOKED AT AS "EQUALS". MOSTLY, WE ARE NOT CONSIDERED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S, WE ARE LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL AND WE ARE RESPECTED IN OUR OWN WAY FOR THE JOB THAT WE DO. YOU CAN NOT EXACTLY EXPECT TO BE TREATED AS ON OFFICER IF YOU ARE A DISPATCHER.
ALSO......WHY DO YOU QUALIFY WITH A WEAPON? AS A DISPATCHER I HAVE NOT YET ENCOUNTERED A TIME WHERE I MIGHT NEED TO USE ONE FOR DISPACTHING.......MIGHT HAVE WANTED TO THOUGH, LOL

WELL SAID, you guys are respected in your field. cops are respected in there field. It is brought up on this site all the time, seems as if everyone that wears a badge should have the same respect as a certified law enforcement officer.
if all everyone wants is automatic respect as a cop, just become a cop.

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A dispatcher is not a police officer. It seems pretty cut and dry to me.

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csmice0948 said:

I was bluntly told that i am a civilian, when actually i am a sworn Communications Officer...(dispatcher) . Is it true that some LEO's refer to their "thin blue line" this way?? I feel that i am just as much of a LE personell as an officer, why would anyone think different?

Maybe he is a chauvanist pig.

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a certain someone on this site..last 4 of his ID are (HEAT)....but i will decide to keep the rest confident. i dont want to start another keyboard match with him!

This HEAT should be labled as 'innapropriate' Leave her alone!!!

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if you are trying to find the root of my troubles go to the video of the bull getting tasered...i left a comment, and then shortly after...i was targeted by a very rude person. well, long story short, i sent him a private message about how it hurt my feelings..ect. and he began calling me a "groupie" and a "wanna be"....i just thought..WOW, is this what the POST certified officers think of me...i am a "wanna be"...oh yeah. whatever.

You oughtta taze him!

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DetSgtDarryl said:

You are a sworn part of the team!

WOW! God Bless you and fire the idiots!

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