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Hope this helps!




  1. When did you first want to become a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? I had tossed it around since I was really young and then when I became 11 that's when it was etched into stone that I was going to be a cop.  An Oregon trooper gave me one of his patches for helping him out with an investigation and then I was just hooked. 


  2. Where all have you been a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? I have spent my entire career in the great state of Idaho and that's where I plan on keeping it.  I have served since 2001 with Payette County SO.


  3. What do you like most about being a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? The least? The diversity of the job and getting to interact with my community is the best part.  And yet the worst part is interacting with certain members of the community tied with the politics of the job. 


  4. Did any anyone tell you, you wouldn't or couldn't make it? Absolutely and I've proven them wrong.  One supervisor made the remark he didn't want me on nights because of my size.  I've proved him wrong so far.  I had an instructor at the academy say I wasn't going to pass for not shooting a Glock yet I scored a 94% with my Sig.  I proved him wrong.  I had an FTO tell me I had no officer safety for eating at Subway as someone could shoot me through the glass window and I wouldn't make it in this job.  7 years later I have proven him wrong over and over.  So far I've proved the challengers wrong and will continue to do so. 


  5. (FOR FEMALES) Have you ever experienced any sexism or discrimination as a police officer/fire fighter/soldier, because you're female? N/A


  6. How do you feel about females being police officers/fire fighters/soldiers? I find them often times a lot easier to work with.  There doesn't seem to be as much arrogance or competing with each other.  The female officers I work with are professionals and definitely a credit to our law enforcement community.  Gender doesn't matter, it comes down to can you do the job. 


  7. How does your family feel about your career?  They hate the fact I'm in it.  I have had two cousins in law enforcement which both have been shot and had to take disability retirement.  So the family has had a lot of negative experiences. 


  8. Have you read the book "Love My Rifle More Than You" by Kayla Williams? If yes, what'd you think about it? (If you want to research the author, go to Wikipedia. My class made her Wiki.)  I haven't read the book but will have to look into reading it. 


  9. What shift are you on? Do you like it? We rotate shifts.  I like swing and graveyard the best but dread days and mid-days.  Primarily wtih the shift rotation I have been on days and mid-days mostly but once in a while I get on swings and that's where the fun exists.  With days the court people are around, commissioners are around, admin. is around, and it's always crap calls like animals at large. 

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1. I always wanted to be in the Military as long I can remember.  Always played the soldier as a kid.


2.   I started in TX. Then went to NJ, spent some time in Italy and the Middle East.


3. I loved meeting people and the feeling I got from serving my country as my father and his father did.  It really made me proud to know that I was doing something that made the country great.  I liked the least about being a soldier, being a soldier and doing what I was told even when I did not like it or if I thought of doing something easier than how I was told to do it.


4.  That was the greatest challenge all the way through boot camp.  Learning new things, no I never was told I could not do it. 


5. Na


6. Some females are great soldiers and some not so much, many jobs are not given to females for a reason, they can't handle the task for physical reasons.  I have found that having females around makes it more civil within the ranks.


7.  My family supported me 100%.  It was a given that I would become a soldier.


8.no.


9. I worked all shifts and that encluded holidays, made it difficult at times but for the most part it was just another day on the job.  When you are in that line of work you expect to work odd hours with no one patting you on the back for it.

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When did you first want to become a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?
I became interested in Law Enforcement as a job in 1975. I applied and tested. Passed all tests and was hired in 1976.
I joined the Navy, Seabee (Reserves) in 1982,, I had been interested in joining for several years and was able to work the 2 commitments together.

Where all have you been a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?
In New Orleans La., NOPD. The Navy duty stations I was assigned varied, with a trip to the Aleutian ISlands, Hawaii, east and west coast bases.

What do you like most about being a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?
The satisfaction of job well done and the feeling that, I have no words to describe it, I get when I know I have made a difference, and the dedicated people I have met and worked with.
The least?
The PC bullshit that has replaced job knowledge, the lack of leadership at the top positions, the way departments have turned policing over to the "citizen groups, etc." who now give the policy on crime fighting decisions. The brain dead, non-committed recruits that have no more desire to be a Law Enforcement professional and are here because they don't want to cook french fries at the FF joint.

Did any anyone tell you, you wouldn't or couldn't make it?
No I had support from friends family although I do suspect that some where shocked at the career choice.

(FOR FEMALES) Have you ever experienced any sexism or discrimination as a police officer/fire fighter/soldier, because you're female?

How do you feel about females being police officers/fire fighters/soldiers?
I have no problem with anyone who can and does the job. I have throught the years seen both male and female officers that could not hack it but have also seen an extreme reluctance on the department part at terminating them. I have seen and worked in the same assignment with both. I can say from my observations that the problem, locally, is strongly biased towards ignoring the problems with female officers. I will state that I have witnessed females attending and graduating the academy while pregnant, completed the entire working test period assigned as a clerk. These have not been isolated incidents I know personally of more than a dozen.

How does your family feel about your career?
My family is proud and supportive of me, I am sure that they do have the fear that all police familys share. Of course my brother is with NOPD, his wife is a Fed, and mine was with NOPD also until her death, we met in the police academy, lol.

Have you read the book "Love My Rifle More Than You" by Kayla Williams? If yes, what'd you think about it? (If you want to research the author, go to Wikipedia. My class made her Wiki.)
No I didn't but I would suspect that it probally explains that partners, people that depend on each other in life and death situations, can be closer than family or a wife/husband.

What shift are you on? Do you like it? I have worked the night shift most, yes I do like it. Contrary to what many think it gives you more family time than most assignments.

Good luck on your paper and hope this helps.

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Rated +1 | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

In high school, didn't achieve my goal until age 26 (went to college and worked in juvenile corrections in the meantime)


Massachusetts


The satisfaction of doing the right thing and trying to make my community a better place.   I don't like the way I see society going, the lack of respect, the lack of ethics, etc...I think because of my job I see more of this firsthand.


No


N/A


I have no issue with people who do their jobs, act ethically, try their hardest and meet the standards that are set for their role.  Gender makes no difference.


My family is proud of what I do.  I am married to a police officer (different agency), we were actually married before either of us was hired. 


No, will take a look at it.


I work an adminisrative schedule M-F, 8-4, because of my assignment.  I like the hours, but I miss working on the street.


 


If you have any other questions or need more information, just message me.  Good luck on your project.

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1. Back in 97, I was only 16yrs old.


2.Texas Baby!!!


3.Most- being able to help others. Least- that's a tough one,


4. No, I had respect and support from everyone


5. Yea!! from my fellow peers who treated me as a "precious" doll, wouldn't let me do my job because they were afraid I would get hurt! Plus my boyfriend, always told me I was to small and females shouldn't be officers. Ha! I showed him!


6.I think it's wonderful and I wish more ladies would do it!


7. My mom prays and worries alot, only because I have been in some sticky situations, but she knows I'm a bad girl with a heart of gold!


8.never read it, but will look into it one day soon :)


9.Just moved to the 3-11, was on the third watch for over a year, I miss it.

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  1. When did you first want to become a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?  in college

     

  2. Where all have you been a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?  Jefferson Co SO , Alabama dept of mental health police, trafford police, warrior police, bessemer police , irondale police 

     

  3. What do you like most about being a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? The least?

     

  4. Did any anyone tell you, you wouldn't or couldn't make it? no

     

  5. (FOR FEMALES) Have you ever experienced any sexism or discrimination as a police officer/fire fighter/soldier, because you're female?

     

  6. How do you feel about females being police officers/fire fighters/soldiers? i judge them only by there actions and i think that everyone should only be judged by there actions not gender or anything else

     

  7. How does your family feel about your career? my dad tried to talk me out of it because i would be poor all my life but other than that very supportive

     

  8. Have you read the book "Love My Rifle More Than You" by Kayla Williams? If yes, what'd you think about it? (If you want to research the author, go to Wikipedia. My class made her Wiki.)  no

     

  9. What shift are you on? Do you like it? 7p to 7a its okay but the last 9 months or so i worked investigation and i loved it

     

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1. while in the fire department


2. San Juan County, Washington & Cattaraugus County, New York


3. Serving the public/making a difference (most), supervision by threat/resistance to change (least)


4. no


5. n/a


6. they make better officers, usually...can defuse instead of escalate


7. don't


8. no


9. R shift...retired, but I've worked them all

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logana1 says ...




  1. When did you first want to become a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?

  2. Where all have you been a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?

  3. What do you like most about being a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? The least?

  4. Did any anyone tell you, you wouldn't or couldn't make it?

  5. (FOR FEMALES) Have you ever experienced any sexism or discrimination as a police officer/fire fighter/soldier, because you're female?

  6. How do you feel about females being police officers/fire fighters/soldiers?

  7. How does your family feel about your career?

  8. Have you read the book "Love My Rifle More Than You" by Kayla Williams? If yes, what'd you think about it? (If you want to research the author, go to Wikipedia. My class made her Wiki.)

  9. What shift are you on? Do you like it?



1) When I was a kid


2) Villages PD's in NY


3) serving the public, locking up scumbags (most), Politics (least)


4) Yes


5) N/A


6) Don't have a problem with it


7) Supportive


8) No


9) Day's

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  1. When did you first want to become a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? 1989(Police), 1985 Soldier

     

  2. Where all have you been a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? Police, AZ, GA, TX.  Soldier, WA,GA, Europe

     

  3. What do you like most about being a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? The least? Polce everything, hate politics.  Soldier loved it all but I hate war!

     

  4. Did any anyone tell you, you wouldn't or couldn't make it? Nope

     

  5. (FOR FEMALES) Have you ever experienced any sexism or discrimination as a police officer/fire fighter/soldier, because you're female? N/A

     

  6. How do you feel about females being police officers/fire fighters/soldiers? Go for it just maintain the same standards for both.

     

  7. How does your family feel about your career? They think I'm nuts, but they support me.

     

  8. Have you read the book "Love My Rifle More Than You" by Kayla Williams? If yes, what'd you think about it? (If you want to research the author, go to Wikipedia. My class made her Wiki.) No

     

  9. What shift are you on? Do you like it? day right now (hate it) like evening shift.

     

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1) I knew since I was a young child (maybe 6 or 7 years old) that my purpose in life was to be a law enforcement officer.


2)As an active duty US Army soldier, I have served in El Paso Tx,San Antonio Tx, 5 1/2 years in Korea.While in El Paso, I served as a counselo r with the El Paso County juvenile detention department.I have been serving as a Bexar County Sheriff Deputy for almost 4 years.


3)I LOVE EVERYTHING about  being a US Army soldier and law enforcement officer!!What I like least about being a law enforcement officer  is that people who have NEVER served as a law enforcement officer are very quick to post stories on the news about police abuse in an attempt to get us in trouble and let the criminals get away with their crimes.


4)My ex-wife tried everything to try to prevent me from working in law enforcement.


5)


6)We need a lot of good female officers in our profession.


7)My wife gets nervous sometimes,but she knows that God will protect me.She has been supportive of me completing my bachelor's degree and serving as a law enforcement officer.


8)No.I have never heard of the book or the author.


9)I am back on the 3-11 shift and I LOVE IT!!


God bless you and have a nice day.
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I began riding with police officers, in 1966 as a teenager citizen on patrol, and rode with many police officers, City, County and mostly State Troopers, in Arkansas, and it was my dream to become an LEO, and after my return from Vietnam as a US Marine, I accepted employment with the Arkansas Department of Correction, worked in this capacity for two years, then moved back to Alabama, accepted employment with the Chambers County Sheriff Department, then accepted a Chief of Police Position with Waverly Police Department, and after two years, left the agency and went to work for Lanett Police Department, left there and went to work with the Auburn Police Department in Lee County, in Alabama, after a 7 and 1/2 year tenure...then went to work for the Lee County Sheriff Deparment, worked in that capacity for two years, then accepted employment with the State of Arkansas, as A Training Coordinator/Instructor, teaching LEO's, on the City, County and State Levels, and served as a State Police Officer as well. I spent a total of 23 years in that capacity until I developed spinal cord injuries and had to retire.


I served in both the U.S. Navy for 3 years and 8 months, then in the U.S. Marine Corp. for another tenure of 4 years, and I spent time in the Middle East, Persian Gulf, Puerto Rico, Norfolk Virginia, and Vietnam. I left the Military to pursue a career in Law Enforcement.


I loved being one of God chosen servants willed to the preservation of lives and property, and wouldn't trade any of my career for anything!


I spent most of my career as a single man, and only had one marriage that ended with a divorce and one lovely child, a daughter that still is my heartbeat of America. I was married three times for short amount of time, and only had one wife that didn't support my career. My Daughter gave me new life with new meaning, and I wouldn't trade any of it, as she used to sit in many of my training classes as a child and was spoiled rotten by all the participants in Correctional Services, and in Law Enforcement. She is twenty and married to her childhood sweetheart, and that all took place this past August 26, 2011.


Some of the best LEO's that I worked with in my tenures were females, and the need is there more and more for women behing the badge!


I am divorced/single and have been for the past 19 plus years, and raised a daughter without much help from anyone, but wives of LEO's and that was the best ninteen years of my life, raising her and spending quality time with her. I am proud of the young lady she is today!


My Family idolized my career, and even in 1977 when I was almost killed in a pursuit and had my right front tires shot out, and wrecked and spent three months in the hospital in Rehab learning to walk all over again, they stood behind me and it was that support that kept me motivated and brought me back to the most brilliant career that I ever worked in in my life!


Sorry, never read the Book Love my rifle more than you...but you have inspired me to purchase it and check out the read! Thanks!


I am retired now, and have been since June of 2007, but I always preferred the night shift over days as the real career criminals loved at that time to pull off their crimes and I loved the collar for them! Miss the field badly!