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It is easy to lateral transfer across state lines?

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Posted over 7 years ago

 

Has anyone lateral transferred across state lines? What was your experience with pay and retirement?


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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

I have...

In my case the pay increased, because it was agency specific. However, the retirement goes out the window... unless you have an active IRA or 401K that you can transfer and/or convert.

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I transferred from SC to AL. APOSTC has a ten point scale to obtain lateral status. I earned 6 points for 5 yrs experience, 2 pts for a Bachelor's Degree and 2 pts for a Basic Police Academy with 360 Hours of Training. Some Departments in AL went before APOSTC and got some officers points waived due to hardships suffered during Katrina. AL got several officers from MS and LA after Katrina. The pay in Montgomery, AL is better than what it was in Simpsonville, SC. I was vested in SC retirement after 5 years, so I rolled that $ into a 457B plan without any penalties.

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

I transfered from SC to Texas, Had to take the TCLEOSE exam you have 3 chances to pass. As for retirement well I was vested in SC and actually froze it. Texas will not let me invest my SC retierment in Texas retierment system. I can leave retiremnet money in SC system or roll it in to a IRA / 401k .

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I've looked into transferring to TX but depends on the departments to whether or not they will require you to do the academy. (even if you obtain TCLEOSE prior to applying)..

I know Fairfax County VA will only take laterals from Virgina similar jobs. They require you to do the academy if you are out of state. Least that's what I've been told.


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I have not, but deal with other officers that do all the time. As far as our academy goes, we make it very easy for the laterals. They have to go through at least a 10-week academy with us, but we give them all of the mandated training they need in that 10 weeks, and give them the TCLEOSE exam towards the end. I'm not sure on the retirement aspect...but I think it's the same as what Rob said. And one thing we do that most other departments around here don't, is that we pay our laterals for their experience no matter where they are from. If someone has 5 years (full-time, certified as a Peace Officer) experience in VA, we pay them what a 5-year Garland officer is making.

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

It is pretty easy to lateral to Oklahoma. We just got an officer from Kansas, and all he had to do was go to the legal block and challenge the state cert test. We have in house instructors for everything else, so he got qualified, completed FTO, and now he is out on his own again. Fairly simple process. I know there are states that are difficult to lateral to, such as California.

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I know that Louisiana requires a partial academy for transfers from out of state----legal updates, firearms, etc. We had an officer do this a few years ago from Texas. Took a couple of evenings a week for a 4-5 weeks if I remember correctly.

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Does anyone know if Texas takes Idaho certifcations?

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anybody know florida to north carolina?

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My experience was from Alabama to Florida I had to send $100.00 to a private sector called P.A.S.S. Police Aplicant screening service you send them you Police Academy course outline If you meet there requirements which if you have more than 600 hours training time and 1year of recent on the job experience . you are exempt from the Academy but are required to take 92 hours of Florida Law and High Liability I think that was $350.00 but the good thing is you can do the first part online the Law portion once completed you go to florida  to an Academy of your choice to engage in the High Liabilities portion ie , defensive driving ,firing range ,handcuffing etc when you done at the end of the week they will give you a certificate and you have one year to sign up take and pass the Florida certification test another $100.00 unless these prices have went up since 2002 in about 2-3 weeks you receive your results in the mail if you've passed you can now go out and apply to agencies now heres the kicker your certification isn't valid until you are hired somewhere if you aren't hired within one year of passing you have to start all over again. Sounds like a lot to go through for a job but I give you my word you make it it's well worth it the pay the people the benefits you cannot beat.