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I have thought before if there has ever been a such thing as a police exchange program. Has anyone ever heard of such a thing? Or would you participate if there was one? I have thought about this more and more especially given our number of foreign police officers here.


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Interesting thought, I think I would be interested both in a domestic as well as international.


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it would be interesting! I would participate in it

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I have worked with the polizi (sp) German Police.  He road with me for a week. We both learned alot.  I don't think as a married w/ kid guy I could be w/o them.


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Some countries I'd be a little hesitant to try given their reputations for corruption. Canada would be good. Engand would be good except for the whole NO GUN thing. France could be interesting.


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I would love to have that opportunity.  Not only in another country, but even here in the US.


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I think it would be great to do, especially in the US.   Heck, I would love to police here in Maryland in the summer and work an exchange program in Florida during the winter.

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It really would be a great opportunity that I would jump on if given a chance.

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I think that would be amazing! You could learn so much from other departments. Dealing with different laws and SOPs would be rough though... Still, if one of you arranges this and wants to see the beautiful Montana mountains, let me know!


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I think it would be great to do, especially in the US.   Heck, I would love to police here in Maryland in the summer and work an exchange program in Florida during the winter.



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I would!


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I would do it!


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One of my favorite activities when I was actively serving was getting to liaise with police officers from around the world on a professional and personal level...whether it was a Danish Criminal Detective, a Ugandan Patrol Commander, or an English Constabulary Traffic Officer, I learned that the "brotherhood" of law enforcement was universal...we are all fighting the bad guys...


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Good idea. Someone should talk to the boss.


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I would love to do that.

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That would be cool......................except Kentucky, I couldn't work Kentucky, they like to make guys squeal like a pig and stuff.......yuck, gives me the creeps!

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That would be cool......................except Kentucky, I couldn't work Kentucky, they like to make guys squeal like a pig and stuff.......yuck, gives me the creeps!



umm I believe that was georgia


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I have been trying to figure out a way to do just that.


Done a little searching, but haven't found any actual existing exchange programs.


I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks it's a good idea :-)


If anybody's interested in actually setting it up, let me know, maybe a program can be worked out.


The boss needs to be presented a worked out program in order to be convinced :-)


and your point is....?

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simba, are you thinking of a ride along sort of idea, or in full officer capacity?


I wonder how you could get around having to go through a department's FTO program...


Isn't half the problem going to be how SOPs differ from department to department (and laws from state to state)? I think if it was similar to an FTO program (always riding with someone at least) then it could be worked out.


I can see learning a lot from another agency, especially a larger one...


 


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This would be a great tool for networking and learning how others operate.


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I'd participate, it sounds like a great learning experiences and it could be fun.

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I'm in!!

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Great idea. I wonder what the difference is with an exchange program and what we had after Katrina. We had officers, deputys, troopers from all over, they came and policed just like we do, made arrest, pursuits, drove there own cars from their agency.


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I actually just got back from Oban, Scotland.  I participated in a police exchange.  The officer that I stayed with during my time there will travel here in October and stay with me for two weeks.  This started off as a "sister city" project involving high school students several years ago.  They expanded the program last year to include police officers.  It was a great experience and don't know why more cities have not done this sort of thing.  I highly reccomend to anyone.

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I actually just got back from Oban, Scotland.  I participated in a police exchange.  The officer that I stayed with during my time there will travel here in October and stay with me for two weeks.  This started off as a "sister city" project involving high school students several years ago.  They expanded the program last year to include police officers.  It was a great experience and don't know why more cities have not done this sort of thing.  I highly reccomend to anyone.



 


What department are you with?


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simba, are you thinking of a ride along sort of idea, or in full officer capacity?


I wonder how you could get around having to go through a department's FTO program...


Isn't half the problem going to be how SOPs differ from department to department (and laws from state to state)? I think if it was similar to an FTO program (always riding with someone at least) then it could be worked out.


I can see learning a lot from another agency, especially a larger one...


 



No, a ride along is over too quickly.


I was thinking along the lines of a month. ( nah, I never ask for much...:-)


That way you can get a good feel of what goes on in eachother's department.


If the persons involved in the exchange could be provided with study material concerning laws and the like, before the exchange (a shortened course) it should be manageble.


Well, something along this line, anyway.


Most of us are pretty good at getting things done and/or organized.


So this can be tackled in an proficient manor too.


 


May I be excused for now?


It's late on this side of the pond (1.45 AM), I need my beautysleep......and tomorrow I'm flying over to Ireland for a vacation.


yeah, life's hard at the moment....LOL


 


 


Edited to say : yes, an FTO program sounds good. Took me a sec to realize that's Field Training O ....what the heck was the O for again? Officer?


and your point is....?

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simba, are you thinking of a ride along sort of idea, or in full officer capacity?


I wonder how you could get around having to go through a department's FTO program...


Isn't half the problem going to be how SOPs differ from department to department (and laws from state to state)? I think if it was similar to an FTO program (always riding with someone at least) then it could be worked out.


I can see learning a lot from another agency, especially a larger one...


 



No, a ride along is over too quickly.


I was thinking along the lines of a month. ( nah, I never ask for much...:-)


That way you can get a good feel of what goes on in eachother's department.


If the persons involved in the exchange could be provided with study material concerning laws and the like, before the exchange (a shortened course) it should be manageble.


Well, something along this line, anyway.


Most of us are pretty good at getting things done and/or organized.


So this can be tackled in an proficient manor too.


 


May I be excused for now?


It's late on this side of the pond (1.45 AM), I need my beautysleep......and tomorrow I'm flying over to Ireland for a vacation.


yeah, life's hard at the moment....LOL


 


 


Edited to say : yes, an FTO program sounds good. Took me a sec to realize that's Field Training O ....what the heck was the O for again? Officer?



 


Yeah, the O is for officer. Have a great trip!


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I would participate, especially if I could work with the Italian police.


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I would participate, especially if I could work with the Italian police.



I'm thinking switzerland


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wagoncop says ...



I would participate, especially if I could work with the Italian police.



I'm thinking switzerland


 


Another excellent choice!



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