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LE or LM?

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Posted almost 5 years ago

 

Although I have been intent on being a police officer for as long as I can remember, I have been toying with the thought lately of becoming a Load Master in the Air Force vs Security Forces which has been the new Air Police for quite a while now. I'm going to have to let my recruiter know befor too long what tech school I want. I have heard from different sources that LM is an awsome job and they wouldn't want to do anything else. I have heard the same about SF and I believe it would be more geared towards LE when I get out. Any advise?

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If it is a career in Law Enforcement that you are looking at pursuing after your tour then I would stick with the Security Forces. As a load master you are responsible for loading and unloading of the aircraft. You travel alot and it is a very challenging and rewarding career but it has nothing to do with Law enforcement.


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 I am a current SF member. If you have any questions please write. Other than that just keep in mind that SF is Security Forces....you could get stuck at a nuke base and do little or no LE. Or you could be at a large personnel base... Never Know


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 Something else...SF does not have the same rules and respect as regular LEO. We don't have the same athourity as an LEO right out the gate. Unless a civilian does something criminal, there is really no punishment for them. Out Traffic tickets mean nothing to them. Its very frustrating.


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Not to mention that most law enforcement jobs like military, but don't particularly care if its military law enforcement or not, and a small minority or departments even dislike prior military law enforcement because then they have to try to break you of your military law enforcement training.


That being said, as an MP in the army I got to do L&O for 5 years, I wrote tickets, both for money and for points, I responded to assaults, domestics, suicides, D&D's, and more.  What some people will try to tell you is that the people you pull over or whos house you respond to are soldiers, and so will be more likely to co-operate or will somehow be LESS dangerous than the civilian populace, which I believe is utter bs, as every case I responded to involved at least 1 person who was TRAINED to kill people.  I'm not saying its more dangerous or less dangerous, but I am saying that it is still comparable.

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Yes i ahve heard the song and dance from my old recruiter about (and you pretty much quoted him to a T) that the people you will be dealing with are going to be cooprative buddies or "coworkers" just like yourself. people that are just like you. I being a police explorer can tell from experiance that that just isnt the case. If you are doing something that gets the police called on you, its a serious thing no matter how big or small. now you add into the fact that the people you are dealing with in alot of cases on base ARE properly trained in self defense and other fighting tactics, that changes things up. Going into situations, as an officer you do assume that people will fight or know how to fight and that keeps you alive. I have also heard about the cross training from MP to LE can be tough just because things are so different and i can see where that would be an issue.