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Every department should have a class on how to handle retirement.  The separation anxiety is unbelieveable.  Suddenly you are a civilian and I don't like it.  I'm looking for a job in private security but I feel embarrassed to do this.  I'm afraid to bump into a fellow officer with my security officer uniform on.  I personally always respected private security officers, beacuse most of them are retired LEOs, but most LEOs (usually the young ones) don't realize this.


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most sponsor something. trying to find work after retirement is a bitch. I have been retired for four years and havent found much. I teach part time at three colleges which helps but doesnt compare to full time work. good luck.

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You spent a very long time doing what you do.  The reality you already know, your department does not have a transition program. Seems a shame that a seasoned cop has to give up the badge when he is capable of more. So, if I may and I guess you need a hand here, the embarrassment you sense in your choice of security work is a product of your own beliefs. I hope you honor your own service the way you likly honor those combat vets from Iraq (am i right?). If you do, you'll be able to see you got a ton of great memories and better yet, qualities that will be an asset to any vocation you choose. Why limit yourself to security work?


Go see a career counselor and talk to that person. It is too bad your department can't help but, friend, you do have us in here!


 

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Been there done that.  Now I work for the campus police and I love it.


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I find being retired, divorced and living out of country life has gotten much easier then living the suffering economy of the U.S. my monthly has doubled and tripled at times depending on the dollar, all I have are fond memories and my friends here on police link and a few police sites which has helped my need not to put the uniform on once more!


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I have worked a few different jobs since being put out to pasture. I keep wanting to come back to what I loved to do. I am working on getting My Georgia POST. I have to do 200 hrs in there academy, 400 hrs is standard, I have a buddy who is a local Chief who will give me a part time gig. Small department, I am looking forward to it. I feel I have another 10 yrs left in me ( Maybe ). The medicial here is nothing compaired to NYPD. So I will keep you all posted on if I make it thru. I have to go thru the review board then take an entrence test. I hope to make it in the July class.


Beats working at walmart.....    LOL

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I am so depressed, my retirement was not of my choice, I do not know what to do or where to go, no one is going to hire a 52 year old female with my training, experience and knowledge (I have been searching since Feb 2009) all they want are the young ones they can mold into what they want.



 

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LadyBlueKnight50 says ...



I am so depressed, my retirement was not of my choice, I do not know what to do or where to go, no one is going to hire a 52 year old female with my training, experience and knowledge (I have been searching since Feb 2009) all they want are the young ones they can mold into what they want.



Joann it does get easier believe me I've been out of the loop over 17 years, go on line visit police department websites near or out of state, there you can enquire on employment much easier then physically going to each department, please let me know how it goes or just drop me a line friend!



 



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ladyblue, I know your pain. i retired in 2004, in a forced buyout, and havent found any full time work. I teach cj at a couple of colleges, and that is very cool,  but not like full time. Your right in your estimation but do you have enough education to teach? the other thing might be government. I have found private security doesnt like cops. Other than that I dont know. Keep checking around maybe some of your local depts might want to hire civilian positions like DARE etc. but with the economy ???????


Ps. dont rely on your law enforcement brothers to help you, its out of sight, out of mind.

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I'm happy doing very little, but would be a lot happier (and wealthier) if I didn't have to pay 10% of my retirement income to the IRS until age 60.


 


There's nothing our departments or local/state governments can do, this is an IRS rule that has to be changed.


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Annapolis has some programs available to retired or about to be retired employees.


When I retired, I was luck in one way.  I was able to get another civilian job with the PD and start another pension, since the Police and civilians were under differant retirement plans.

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I just wanted to take a moment to thank all the nice advise. Still unemployed , but looking... everyone stay safe.

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I think everyone has a unique situation. I was so fried after 25 yrs in law enforcement, 3 Army yrs, and 10 yrs. in paraprofessional social work while attending college, I was so glad to retire. I do have a hobby farm with 6 horses, free range chickens, dogs, cats and sheep, which is almost a full time job in itself......I miss the camaderie of the job, but soooo don't miss the stress. But it is an adjustment, like the Harrison Ford character  in "Bladerunner"  -"You're either cop or you're little people...."    Being in law enforcement becomes a huge part of your identity. I think it's important to keep in touch with your work friends, and to make new connections, and to build on your other interests. I sure don't want the responsibility of a job (otherwise why would I have retired?), but filling in the time in a useful way is a constant challenge.....but is a welcome and maturing goal. Like if something is lacking, one has to ask oneself-what?-and then explore how to meet that need. Just my opinion. Plus there is always the option of going back to school and getting that degree in.....engineering, or whatever! Best to all, RWA

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This is a sore subject and it is facing me. Will be 67 when this term is up in 17 months and being asked be the locals if I am going to retire or run for election again. If elected for another 4 yrs that will put me at 71 when the term ends, if I live that long.lol. There has to be a stoping point some where down the line. If my health hangs in I am going for another four unless someone beats me out. Getting to old for this but cant lay it down.

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Here in Tennessee allot of Security Companies hire retired of off duty officers to work security the retired officers I know here are working for a Company called Brantley security they work concerts, ball games and such all wear  there old uniform or they have a uniform just says Police no dept on it and this is allowed in Davidson County with the chief persimmon and there paid pretty good about 25 to 30 dollars hr


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Man, I can SOOOOO relate to whate everyone is saying here...  I've tried to hold several jobs after retiring (25 years), but due to an on the job injury (and all the "stuff" that goes with it afterward), I haven't been able to stay working.   I seem to last from 4 to 12 months and that's it.....I'm not working now at all..    I think if we keep doing what we're doing, it all helps.  Stay in touch with other cops, active duty,  retired or disabled/retired.  Join groups like policelink or policevets.org and keep busy if possible.  Volunteer.  Helping others is what we did through out our careers (OK, chasing bad guys was a blast,  but we can't do that anymore, right?).  I think we can get a lot of satisfaction from volunteering, unless you just need the money from a job to survive in this day and time.  And I can totally respect and understand that!!!  I guess what I'm trying to say is-  just stay busy!  Be involved in your church, hobby, family, or whatever else that floats your boat.... And most of all - HANG IN THERE........ You can do it.  We all can......

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Since I posted 4 months ago, I have joined an early retiree forum & found they do a lot of griping & no one wants to get involved in changing the system. Didn't go back. I then joined the FairTax movement, and got to know some good people. This led to my joining a Tea Party group in a nearby town. I was given the task of administering their website, which was a challenge since it was a different format than mine but I've learned how to do it.  I've gotten involved in another conservative voters group and now with all of this I'm doing stuff three days a week most weeks and meeting a lot of great people.


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Well all just an update, I got an interview !!


No road, just a booking clerk but it is a restart,


Still fighting , will Never give up, what was that that Tim Allen Said in that corny take off of Star Trek ? Never surrender, never give up.


I still believe in truth , and justice. besides paybacks are hell, and revenge is a dish best served cold.


Thanks all, stayy safe, cross your fingers for me


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LadyBlueKnight50 says ...



Well all just an update, I got an interview !!


No road, just a booking clerk but it is a restart,


Still fighting , will Never give up, what was that that Tim Allen Said in that corny take off of Star Trek ? Never surrender, never give up.


I still believe in truth , and justice. besides paybacks are hell, and revenge is a dish best served cold.


Thanks all, stayy safe, cross your fingers for me


Joann



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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

I had an instructor who was retired  Homicide and he said after  awhile he had to distance himself from the dept. cause he was calling it a few times a week  asking the guys what was up at the dept. Hard to do. 

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12-26-09 update, thought I had this one, and they said I would get a call back on wednesday, but that came and went adn no call, I am blessed, that out of teh hundreds of application at least I  made teh final 8 cut for a pre interview.  I since I no longer work at my old department have never been one to continue to call and check up on stuff, I do miss the few friends I did have there, but they are busy and have families to raise. Once in a while they call me, and it is good to hear from them.


Will take anything for a job now, even thought about turning to the "dark side" LOL just kiddding but I see so many peple who have this sign on there property, head saying I am a victim.... I want to shake them asnd say wake up ! you could be next !,


Yall stay safe


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BUMP Jonna, our best sister!!


 


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After 36 years as LEO, Intel, CMA & Co. I'm now semi retired and in Sun City AZ, the weather here is nice, no more -30 f, or snow & ice, but I still work part time in Safety & Security, can't stand to sit around and look at the 4 walls, there's plenty to do here, fishing, 18 to 1 ratio F to M, 8 golf courses, lots of craft activities, a few shooting clubs, but boreing after 36 years of adrenalin rushes from one call to the next, yep I'm one of the single over the hill gang, pushing 70 in July. Still having great memories, of all the Bar fights & crazy chicks and Pole Dancers, High speed chases, bank robberies, domestic violence calls, man w. gun calls, burglary in progress, shootouts, 5 years of riots. Sgt. MKO

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

Just joined the group. Some of you know me already. I did 27 years in the most densely populated city in the US. I was always a very active cop and loved working the streets. Even as I rose in rank, my true love was patrol. I left and thought I would miss it but discovered that you can only push the envelope for so long. I now enjoy life, family and friends. I get up when I want, go to bed when I want but do whatever my wife & daughter tell me to!


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Hank your one of the lucky ones brother, the job isn´t the same no matter where you work it´s become way too political and accountability are always over you and your department, maybe retirement isn´t so bad!!


Happy New Year...................


 


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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

I enter that "within 12 months" window in January. Truthfully, I'm looking forward to it. After 40+ years, it's time to move on. I did it after 23 years in military, now 22 years later it's time to move on. To me, it was my career, not my life. 


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I retired in 2005 at the age of 48. It wasn't something that deep down inside I wanted to do. I devoted nearly 23 years of my life to the police profession. For most part It was some of the greatest times in my life having worked with some of the most experienced officers and detectives of the Nassau County Police and the NYPD. We would all like to think that we learned from some of the best and I sincerely believe that I did. I guess the most bittersweet part of the job was that I felt confident that I could handle whatever the job threw at me out in the street. The one thing that I was never prepared for and made me pull the "Pin", was the bureaucracy of the job that was run by a bunch of test taking empty suits that would always throw obstacles in your way. Also the pettiness  of some of the do-nothings finally wore me down. It wasn't easy at first and at times its still difficult. They say that time heals everything and that's the rule that I have tried to follow.

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I guess now that the one year  off the job is fast approaching, I am getting used to it,  I am bitter about the way it was done, and that is teh hardest part of it all. I have a good life money is to tight but then where is money not tight. After reading so many of the coments, a lot make sence, and everyone's story helps some. Those of us who started years ago when going to work was really FUN, when you did not have the politics and back stabbers in the way is what I really miss.


I saw on the news this weekend that a dear friend and a mentor (even though we never served on the same department) Retired,  She was lucky, she choose when she would stop and was preparing by taking advantage of education her department offered her, so she will be a teacher now after 30 years on the job.

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

I had to retire due to injuries..OK, so I got a medical disability and the money and bennies aint have bad..It does notcomphensate for the seperation from something I loved..

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I retired two years ago, however I was able to stay as a Reserve Deputy.  That has helped but when your out of sight your out of mind.  The guys I worked with were a small group (Bomb Squad) and you would have thought that we were tight.  As I learned when I was retired in 1993 (A medical retirement, don't body block a pick up truck out for 11 months but was able to come back) you have the retirement disease, and they don't want to catch it.  No one really knows how they will handle retirement until they do it.  THE ONLY THING I DO KNOW IS YOU HAVE TO GET UP AND DO SOMETHING.  Whatever you want or can do but stay active and challenged.  If you don't you will eat and drink to much and than you won't be able to do anything when you want to.  Stay safe and get a partner you trust.

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