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Posted almost 6 years ago

 

what advice can you give me as a new up and coming CO, who is African-american female and going to an under staffed facility in Texas.

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

Well I am a white male so I don't know if I can offer the answer you are looking for, but here is my thought. Like I was told by the Chief at the first department I worked for (who incidentally was an african american), "I don't see black, white or brown in my men, I see blue and if that's a problem I don't need you in my department. Second, show mre a facility that isn't understaffed and I want  to know their secret. Thrid,  being a female you may catch hell from inmates and officers who see you as weak... forget them. I have realized over the years that many inmate challenge you just to see if they run things of if you will stand up and hold your ground. You will earn respect from alot of inmates by just sticking to you guns, saying no when you should and showing them respect (atleast as much as the job allows). Don't be a push over to other officers or inmates. Take pride in  you badge, department and yourself. Since you have choosen the proffesion, you have already shown you have pride and honor so stick by it and push on. As a final note, I can tell you I know I would rather have most the female officers I have worked with back me up than half the men. Good Luck

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

I work in a county facility in NJ. We have a lot of female officers here, some black and some white. We have one in particular who tries to use the black female card often. It does not work well with most of the females and the males stay as far away from her as possible. If she would just do her job as it was designed and not try to start shift with other staff members she would be ok. I guess what I am trying to say it does not matter if you are black, white, spanish, oriental, middle eastern ECT...... As long as you do your job and give the respect where it is deserved you will recieve the same respect. Don't try to look for easy money in a law suit it may get you fired. I would hope you are in this job to do it to the best of your ability and not for an early out with added bonus. Stay safe and respect the badge. Don't do anything that could get you caught up. It happenes too often in corrections.

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

Black, White, Green, Purple....male, female, alien, other.....it doesn't matter we are all on the same team.  I will respond to your body alarm (even if I didn't like you personnally as an officer) and fight for you until it's over just like I hope you would respond to mine and fight for me (even if you didn't like me personally as an officer). 


 


By the way......congrats on the new hire and good luck with your new chosen profession......


Kyle313
Deputy Sheriff/Corrections Officer