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Went on my first ride-along last night...

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Me_hoodup_max50

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Posted almost 6 years ago

 

 Amazing time! I had even more fun than I thought I would.


I went with a guy who was actually my 9th grade history teacher 5 years ago and so we were really comfortable with each other and all the other officers we were working with were great, too. This is JSO, by the way, Zone 3 for anyone in the area. (jacksonville sheriff's office)


It was actually a slow night for them, we had 1 arrest that we took downtown and 2 others that we assisted in, only one was because of an actual incident, the others were warrants being served.


Anyone in the area, I would strongly recommend going on a ride-along with these guys, they were a fun group of people, and I can't wait to head out on another one soon.

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Hey Bazllkajoe254,


 I have done a few ride-alongs for about two years now with JSO, and I can tell you that your right...its awesome doing the ride-alongs.  I am currenlty processing for the JSO police officer position.  I am about half way so far.  I'll just keep praying that i get in.  Are you planning to join? 


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Glad to here you had fun. Pay close attention to the officers and what they do for officer safety. Also pay attention to what goes on after the arrest or incident. These are the fun parts, its the reports and paperwork that aren't so fun but it is a huge part of the job.


 


 


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For the majority of the cops out there, they don't like ride-a-longs so much. Unless you are invited by them, they get 'stuck' with you.


Suggestions: Keep quiet, don't come off with war stories like you been there, do exactly what the officer/deputy tells you, and if you want to endear yourself to the cop, tell'em they don't need to let you ride for a whole shift. Let him/her determine how long the ride will be.


We have 11-hour shifts. I set a minimum two hour ride. If the rider is cool, the officer can decide to let them stay. If they are a smelly loser, they are gone after two hours. I think you get the picture.


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TheSarge says ...



For the majority of the cops out there, they don't like ride-a-longs so much. Unless you are invited by them, they get 'stuck' with you.


Suggestions: Keep quiet, don't come off with war stories like you been there, do exactly what the officer/deputy tells you, and if you want to endear yourself to the cop, tell'em they don't need to let you ride for a whole shift. Let him/her determine how long the ride will be.


We have 11-hour shifts. I set a minimum two hour ride. If the rider is cool, the officer can decide to let them stay. If they are a smelly loser, they are gone after two hours. I think you get the picture.



How right you are Sarge. Great idea of the two hours. I didn't have to wait for 2 if I wanted to dump them


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Me_hoodup_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

 Well, the officer I went with, we were all ready friends, so there wasn't any tension there or stuff like that, but I agree with all you said about not acting like you've got war stories and all.


 


Navy2006 - I applied for a CSO position (I just turned 19) but got the expected response from them - my first regretful encounter with drugs happened within the past 2 years, so I have to wait. I've written an appeal letter to them, mostly just to have it on my record to try and let them know it's something I really want. I'm also in my first semester of college at FCCJ, so if I due really decide to pursue becoming an officer, it'll be a while before I go for that position. Good luck with your application process though! All the guys I met that night were honestly some really fun people to be around.

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

I can see what sarge is saying, I was a intern with the PD and it almost seemed like none of them wanted me there LOL.

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I did a ride along with our sheriff's office back in college. I knew all the guys involved, my brother and father worked with them, so it was easy for me. Now i'm and FTO and we get ride alongs from time to time. I agree with the sarge sit back keep your mouth shut and listen! I try to show as much as possible to the person. If you are looking into a career in LE I would recommend finding a dept that you could do a ride along with to see if you will like it and can handle it.


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