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should part time police supervisors be in charge of fulltime police officers

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Should part time police supervisors be in charge of full time police officers? And is there any case law suporting yes or no?

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No. I mean no disrespect but the reality is I work for bosses on my line who do this job every day. They did it as patrolman and earned there stripes (Everyday). Some guy I don't know and who does not know me comes in and does this occasionally..... Put the shoe on the other foot the part time supervisor comes in PART TIME... Let me go to his full time job, one that I'm sure he's good at, on a part time basis and tell him what to do.

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I don't get it. Does this really happen? Hard to believe. Hope the boss doesn't run out of ink from writing me up for tellling homey where to go. That is terrible!!!

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I think hawk69 has a valid point. We respect each others rank, but when it comes down to it, a full time office always has the final say in my dept. I don't think there is any laws in LA about that, but it's in our policy. But again, if one officer has more knowledge of an area then the other, the part time officer may be afforded the authority by the fulltime officer. I'm in Special Operations where we have special knowledge in certain areas. Most of the criminal patrol deputies respect our knowledge and stand down in those areas if they feel comfortable with that particular officer. A lot of that depends on past working history and decision making.

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Im looking for case law so we can stop this from happening any longer. I just started working for this dept about a year ago but have 10 years exp. I cant beleave they let a part timer supervis.!

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There is no case law concerning this to my knowledge. I have never heard of this being done by policy. Now some departments have reserve officers and to the public they may give the impression of following the reserve 'supervisors' orders but it is not really the case. I was a reserve Sgt in San Diego years ago and many times the suspect approached me wanting me to take charge. I always agreed with the arresting officer or was able to determine what he really wanted before I exerted my 'authority'. It was nothing more than a game for PR reasons. Also, unless an officer really screws up, we never repremanded him in public and seldom changed what he was doing. Even then, the officer was allowed to make the decision look like his. A smart supervisor takes care of his men at all times.