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Norfolk Southern Special Agent

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Posted over 5 years ago

 

I just got called for an interview with Norfolk Southern, for Special Agent and wanted to know if anyone has any information about them. Is this a good company to work for, pay and work environment. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Most major railroads are a good place to work. I don't know exactly how my counterparts out East are, but I am going to assume, just based off of their website, that their job is the same as mine on the UP. You need to remember one important thing...you are a company man 1st and foremost. Realisticly speaking, railroad police officers are not government employees. Their pay, benefits, and retirements are all from the railroad. I really hate using this term, but think of yourself as a security guard with police powers. You first and foremost job is resource protection (ensuring cargo is not broken into and that employees and passengers are safe.)


Now, with that said, you will enjoy a variety of police work as a "yard bull". I'm sure your potenial job will be as varied as the area you are stationed in. If in a commuter area, you are going to have to deal with law enforcement in mass transit, a very high paced job. In the frieght area, you will most likely be checking inbound and outbound trains for theft. You will definitely be using your investigative skills no matter what. I don't have the quantity of calls that I had as a street officer, but I have most certainly seen much more vareity of calls, all the way from burglary, assaults, accidents to homicides and organized crime.


If you would like to check out the history of railroad police, go to www.therailroadpolice.com


 

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I am sure it is a little late at this point for the origianl poster.  I can not comment on the Law Enforcement side of the Norfolk Southern Railroad, but I know my father is going to be retiring in a couple more years as A Foreman, he has worked 32 years in the mechanical division for them and he is looking at a rather nice retirement to get him thru his rocking chair years. 

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Let us know what happens, andifyou get hired what kind of job it is and how they are to work for.


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