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Why Do LEO??????

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Posted almost 6 years ago

 

So can I ask a question. I've been in Security for almost 3 years and There's been many cases where cops look down on us. Not al of them there are many that are very respectful but there has been cases. I know im not a COP and not claiming to be. But why do some LEO's feel they have to be bigger and badder then me. I want to be a cop so bad and it kind of sucks to see some security officers getting treated as a target. I mean seriouslly as a Patrol officer riding in a Patrol car myself I am allready a target to criminals.  Please respond I want to get some knowledge on this who COPS are better then everyone type thing..... No Disrespect for the LEO that are acturally doing there job.

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I have known several security officers that have gone on and made fine police officers.  That having been said and to answer your question (I myself am a dispatcher an often get treated by the community as not sworn not born), traditionally the security field has been filled with disgraced cops, cops that are retired by their agencies, or "wanna be cops" that couldn't make the grade but still wanted to wear a uniform.  It is not a nice practice to disrespect anyone and don't condone this but hope it answers your question.

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Choirboy - you're dead wrong. The field has never been customarily filled with disgraced cops. I would like to know where you get your stats from. I was a superintendent for a major security company prior to becoming a police officer - in NYC - and I never came across any of the hundreds of guards under me that was a disgraced police officer. Now yours is an opinion and not an answer nor is it a view from a law enforcement officer - correct?


Focus - I have heard this story thousands of times, and the latter of your inquiry brings me to think that it may not be the officers you are having a problem with, it may be you. The perception of a cop being better than everyone else usually stems from envy. You may perceive that the officer is thinking that, but in all actuality he is just doing his job and acting professional as he would to any other civilian. You being a civilian, we must portray to civilians a feeling of professionalism and surety in the responding officer’s profile.


You operate in a private security vehicle, you are a different type of target than a police officer - you are a deterrent - and a omini-presence of a pair of eyes and a pair of ears in order to notify law enforcement of any wrongdoings. Now, you chose this field and I commend anyone for working within a field that is a contribution to any society. But is it you who feels that when an officer shows up that you distinguish the officers attitude before he or she exits the cruiser?


I have had on many junctures given reasons to get angry with security guards simply on the way they acted, and their comprehension or the lack thereof of the law. But when dealing with any security I always treated them as I would of any delegate of a company that they work for or any complainant/witness I came in contact with.


I cannot articulate for the officers in your situation, because of course I wasn't there and secondarily there are two sides to a story, the right side and the wrong side. Some may call that supercilious, but in actually it's just reality.


 



 


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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

I served 17 years, but before that I was a security guard. I never found the problem myself. When i became a cop I always treatedthem with respect. But I did noticethat some were not exactly right for the job. A few of them probably wouldn't have passed a test or screening. Also  aloty of guys go back into security or investiogations after they retire because they get paid very well for it.


I worked a second job for the Power Authority as a security specialist, not uniformed, But as their investigative team while i was on the job as well. Checking on the nuclear reactor's security force etc. While I was working one time I found someone trying to steal items from one of the plants. I contacted the dispatcher for us and they contacted the State police. When the SP arrived we apprehended the suspects but they didn't have the goods and denied being inside the fenced area. Only when I identiofied myself as an off duty police officer were they arrested. The Sp didn't think I was credable as security until he knew I was an LEO i guess.


It again depends on theindividual, nothing is universal.


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My two cents or pesos!

                                    I worked at Wells Fargo Armored Service, New York City prior to becoming a cop, not a security guard but yes guarding currency from point A too B we had to be Leary of every one from the street cop to a old man etc. every one was out for you're pay load, crap I carried a 38 cal. a back up short, and a 12 gage shotgun and one of the first vest sold for use back in 1976-77 very heavy!

I was happy to be hired in a safer job,  the N.Y.C.P.D.


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Not for nothing, but hasn't this been discussed to death already, the line between cops and security??? In fact, there's a whole thread on this that is about a week old, called "Sound Off" and a whole group for these matters. Why does this topic keep coming up? Seriously, reading the same topic over and over again in different forums is getting old. Oh, and I do work as an armed guard on the side as well as police.


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Well some people are just assholes what can I say

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