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Brotherhood_badge_with_black_ribbon_max160_max160_max50

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Posted almost 7 years ago

 

IM TRYING TO GET INTO THE LAPD RIGHT NOW, IS THERE ANY LEO'S HERE WHO CAN HELP ME OUT IN INFORMATION ON HOW TO GET RECRUITED? ANY INFORMATION WOULD HELP ME OUT. THANKS...

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

LAPD has a recruitment officer. Just call and ask for them, they should give you all the information you need to know in regards to qualifications, testing and everything else. You can reach them at 866) 444-LAPD Good Luck

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Paging BCPS...

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Is someone taking my name in vain? socaltrash, send me a PM if your interested in getting on with LAPD. I can help you out in that department. I am also willing to set up ride alongs if you want.

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

navydennis- It aint hot out there!!!! Come to Texas! Now its plrnty hot here! (Not in Dallas-Fort worth area ALOT OF DANG RAIN!!!!!!!!!)

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I hear ya gh6912, it ain't no where near as hot in LA as in Texas or Louisiana.

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You guys have that right. I grew up in Phoenix and have no desire to go back to that heat. That is the best thing about LA is the weather.

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"That is the best thing about LA is the weather."

dont forget the smog too.....

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thanks everybody for that info and help, BCPS i would really apreciate if you can set up some ride alongs for me.

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We do still have some smog but it is not as bad as it used to be. Or maybe I am just so used to it that I don't even notice it any longer. socaltrash, I have sent you a PM regarding ride alongs, they should not be a problem.

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Help the dude out BCPS. I am out here in the West Texas desert people. Average temp in the summer is like 98. It'll cool down to 92 when it is cloudy. Once had to work in 117 heat with 45mph wind. That is fun...like being in a microwave without the spinning...lol!

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you know ive thought about going to vegas to be a LEO but, i just cant let go of california, i took a road trip not to long ago, stayed in vegas, went to arizona, then to provo utah, honestly i saw maybe 3 police officers the whole road trip, but here in cali atleast i know i would have back up minutes away.california is where i was born and raised, plus how many places can you go to the beach the mountains and the desert all in the same day.

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Back up is not always that close just because your in California. it usually is in LA but you get out to some of the remote areas of San Bernardino or Riverside counties and you may as well be on the moon when the fight starts. I have a lot of respect for the deputies who work the county by themselves. They really have to have the attitude of "one riot, one ranger."

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Navydennis, the military is a good place to get a good foundation and start a career in law enforcement. When I came on the job, I had four years in the military and no college. I thought that college would be a waste of time simply because I was going to be a street cop forever. However, goals change and you don't ever want your lack of an education to hold you back. I went back to school when I made Sergeant and now here I am at 41 years of age and attending college. It is extemely important. The best thing that you can do for yourself is take advantage of the educational benefits while your in the military so you have your bachlors degree, at least, when you get out. That way you will not be faced with the desire to promote, or get into a specialized job within the department but not have the degree that you need. Just my advice, that and a quarter will get you a cup of coffee, as they say.

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when i joined the marine corps i hoped to help my carrer in law enforcement. but my carreer in the corps was well short lived. i dont believe it will even put a ding in the department. ive always said if we do go to a major war again, i will be the first to reenlist well do my best to reenlist. but i my life has always revolved around the police department, my dad my dads dad. so of coarse my dream has alwasy been to become and LEO. Now if become LAPD BCPS what would that do if we did go to a major war again, would i not be able to re up with the corps?

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Navy, there is nothing wrong with being a field officer your entire career. Many officers do that. That was my plan and my goal. I obtained that goal and had the best time of my life. However, as you grow and mature, goals change and your focus changes. An education is important. There are several Southern California Departments that will not hire you without an associates degree and a I have even seen a few that require a bachlors if your not a lateral hire from another department. You don't want the lack of a degree to be the thing that keeps you from getting the job you want. socal, I don't know what your situation with the military is but I have several officers who are in the military reserve and have done multiple tours in Iraq.

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WELL FIRST OFF SIR, MY MAIN FOCUS IS GETTING ON THE FORCE.

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Police Agencies just like to see a degree. The criminal justice degree is a good one to get for this job but I know guys who have degree's in all kinds of things. You probably won't need a degree to get on the job, but many departments start you at a higher pay rate if you have one. I also would not put all my hopes into one particular department. I have a great deal of respect for the NYPD but something better could present itself as an opportunity. The NYPD has a reputation of not paying their officers what their worth. Truthfully, I don't know that for a fact but it is a consideration. Also, they may not be hiring when you are ready to go to work. The LAPD has hiring freezes every few years which really sucks for candidates who want to come to work for us. Also, I am not originally from LA. I wanted to work for Phoenix PD at first but had problems getting on there at the time, I came to LA because they were hiring like crazy at the time. Two weeks after I started the academy, Phoenix called me for a job but it was too late, I was in and I was not going to roll the dice that something might go wrong and I would not get the job in Phoenix. Long story short, always keep your options open.

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

Just remember Dennis, if you lets say choose to work for NYPD and then decide you want to change and work for another dept. in another state, you may have to go through the academy all over again. I have seen that happen to officers in the past. Just something to keep in mind.

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Yes its true and in CALI you whould have to do that...


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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Well, like I said. You may have to, some states take transfers, or you would just have to go through some classes at the academy and not the whole thing. Switching deptartments in state does not require any additional academy training though.

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

I work in NJ and know some guys that went to Florida to work. They just had to attend some classes to learn the different statutes and laws. It only took about a week they said.

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Depends upon the state and the department. When I went through the academy we had some officers from other departments who were from inside the state that went through our academy as well. Dosen't happen quite as much now, we are more acepting of laterals currently.

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WELL I KNOW AT THIS POINT THE LAPD IS HIRING LIKE CRAZY SO THATS A PLUS FOR ME. I JUST HOPE EVERYTHING WORKS OUT THE WAY I WANT IT TO. GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU WHO ARE PLANNIND ON A CAREER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, AS I AM. A BE SAFE TO ALL OF YOU ARE ALREADY LEO'S AROUND THE COUNTRY

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We have our moments

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i heard it was 7 months, when i was going throught he san bernardino sheriffs academy it was 58 weeks which was the extended academy

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I believe for LA it's six months...same as the academy I'm going through. BCPS might be able to clear that one up, though....

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It keeps going back and forth from six to seven. I think it is at seven months now. It has to be longer than Military boot camp because you don't live there like you do in Boot camp. You also have a huge amouont to learn in that time. It seems like a lot when your looking at it at the front end but when your getting ready to graduate, you might be surprised at how much your realize that you don't know. That is when your training officers take over in the field.

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

Our academy start date is 16JUL07, and the graduation date is 23JAN08. I believe that it's a 24-week academy with 26 written tests, 12 or 13 scenarios, etc. Good stuff. Had orientation yesterday where we got all our benefits info and all that stuff...six days to go.

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navydennis, don't forget about the COLA for NYPD and the article posted a few weeks back about the pay they recieve. It's unfortunate that the POST certificate MP's recieve don't transfer to most civilian LE agencies, but maybe try a small dept in Colorado before going to a larger metro PD. As far as school goes, I waited until I got out of the Corps and am finishing up this summer with 3 AA's. Trying to schedule time to take regular classes is becoming harder since online classes are usually for undergrad level requirements. Stay safe, fair winds and following seas

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