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MarlyB says ...



Disrespectful, boastful, sloppy, wrong-headed, poorly-spoken.  In public.  Undesireable traits at any age.


Wouldn't want you to take the stand as a fair witness on our society's behalf. 


NEXT!


 


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First the 30 credit is bull i granduated high school at the age of 15  and went straight toa private college and i just graduated from college witha B.A in Criminal justice ... my background is perfect so therefore all department should let u join i got every this that a 21 year old would have sum 18 year old are more stable to work as a police officer ..



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             21 for a hand gun . ha but we can buy a shot gun  at the age of 18


 



BUMP...I would not let you rake leaves in my yard with that attitude.

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AHAHAHAHA!!! You made my DAY!!!


 


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TheSarge says ...



(scrubbing my eyes with bare dirty knuckles...)


Again, I say ..... Whaaa ?


Someone is talking but I can't hear a word they're saying.


Let me see if I get this: You want to be a cop at 18...? Seems to me you'd make a better scout leader.



Ummm, as a scout leader I take offense to that.  With an attitude like that he wouldn't make a decent scout much less lead.


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TheSarge says ...



(scrubbing my eyes with bare dirty knuckles...)


Again, I say ..... Whaaa ?


Someone is talking but I can't hear a word they're saying.


Let me see if I get this: You want to be a cop at 18...? Seems to me you'd make a better scout leader.



Ummm, as a scout leader I take offense to that.  With an attitude like that he wouldn't make a decent scout much less lead.


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Frankly I think you should be 25 to become a LEO and maybe even older to hit the streets alone. It is called maturity. While in the military you are a lower enlisted man who is under the direct leadership of someone who is older. As a Police Officer you are all by yourself and in a much more complicated position with American Citizens very lives at your level of responsibility. Big difference. Trust me, I have all the respect of US Military personnel as I was one from the age of 18 to 25 and it was also during war-time. 21 years old is early enough at best and many do not really mature until at least 25 or even older.

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Maybe he could be a police explorer, but with his poor grasp of writing and attitude, they probably wouldn't take him.

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Could always use him to clear a drug corner.  Toss him out of the squad and yell "fresh meat!!"

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Could always use him to clear a drug corner.  Toss him out of the squad and yell "fresh meat!!"



NIce!


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 Several states allow you to be hired as a police officer at 18 or 19. (I can think of 3 off the top of my head- California, Montana, and Florida). However, that doesn't mean they WILL hire you. Unless your father was the chief or something, it's unlikely you'd be hired. Find a job as a Cadet (A paid one, not an explorer) or a CSO. That'll give you decent experience to apply later on. 

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 Several states allow you to be hired as a police officer at 18 or 19. (I can think of 3 off the top of my head- California, Montana, and Florida). However, that doesn't mean they WILL hire you. Unless your father was the chief or something, it's unlikely you'd be hired. Find a job as a Cadet (A paid one, not an explorer) or a CSO. That'll give you decent experience to apply later on. 


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That's a big NEGATIVE on the California hiring at 18-years old. N-E-G-A-T-I-V-E! You have to be 21 to be a fulltime, sworn officer/deputy. Whatever urban legend says, it is 21. Period. I cannot account for Explorers or Special Reserves hired or brought on for specific assignments.



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I remember 18 and I would not be very confortable with an 18 year old as a partner or backing me up, and in Mississippi you have to be 21 to purchase a handgun or handgun ammo.

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TheSarge says ...



Cali_Police_explorer says ...



 Several states allow you to be hired as a police officer at 18 or 19. (I can think of 3 off the top of my head- California, Montana, and Florida). However, that doesn't mean they WILL hire you. Unless your father was the chief or something, it's unlikely you'd be hired. Find a job as a Cadet (A paid one, not an explorer) or a CSO. That'll give you decent experience to apply later on. 


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That's a big NEGATIVE on the California hiring at 18-years old. N-E-G-A-T-I-V-E! You have to be 21 to be a fulltime, sworn officer/deputy. Whatever urban legend says, it is 21. Period. I cannot account for Explorers or Special Reserves hired or brought on for specific assignments.




I'll put this as a question.  Can you be hired as a corrections officer/corrections deputy in CA at 18.  In some states you can be a corrections deputy at 18, but cannot go to patrol until you are 21.

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TheSarge says ...



Nope. Wouldn't hire an 18 year old. Period.


Two reasons:


1. Most agencies in my area are requiring at least 30 units of college credit. You don't have that as an 18 year old.


2. You can't do a bar check with me. Can't go into establishments if the age limit is 21 years.


Sorry. 18 years old is ok for driving and enlisting. But not for LEO-Land.


Come to think of it, why don't you just enlist. You'd get good training, maybe a little more education, some maturity .... it'll get you squared away for law enforcement.


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I had the college credits required at 18.


Dont be so quick to judge young people.


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Nope. Wouldn't hire an 18 year old. Period.


Two reasons:


1. Most agencies in my area are requiring at least 30 units of college credit. You don't have that as an 18 year old.


2. You can't do a bar check with me. Can't go into establishments if the age limit is 21 years.


Sorry. 18 years old is ok for driving and enlisting. But not for LEO-Land.


Come to think of it, why don't you just enlist. You'd get good training, maybe a little more education, some maturity .... it'll get you squared away for law enforcement.


10-8...


 


I had the college credits required at 18.


Dont be so quick to judge young people.




Remember TheSarge is from CA, where you must be 21 to be a LEO, he couldn't hire an 18 yoa if he wanted to, I think in CA you can start the academy at 20.5 so long as you are 21 by the end of the academy.

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 IL you must be 21 also. 


Security works until then.

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Lot of Security companies won't hire anyone until they're 21 either, especially if driving, carrying cuffs or any sort of weapon is involved.


They may be an adult in the eyes of the State, but they lack the experience and wisdom that come with adulthood, along with general immaturity that lasts into the mid-twenties.

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I had the college credits required at 18.


Dont be so quick to judge young people.


Trust me, he wasn't being "So Quick" in his judging of young people. Having enough college credits at age 18 doesn't mean an 18 year old will be mature enough to handle the everyday stresses of the job; whether its LEO Land or any high stress job. That doesn't say ALL 18 year olds, but will include the majority of them. You have to remember, we were all 18 at one point in our lives. Additionally, some of us have raised children through their teens into adulthood. Law Enforcement isn't looking for "adults" as much as they are looking for "mature adults". Don't get me wrong, I'm not "coming down" on you. Just expressing another side of the story.


Personally, I was an immature 17 year old when I went on Active Duty, and was still pretty much an immature 18 year old when I married. I believe I reached a quick maturity when stationed in the DMZ of S. Korea before I was 19.


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I should have rephrased the one on California, TheSarge. You are absolutely correct in regards to when departments will actually hire you. I know LAPD will hire you at 18 as a reserve III, but that's about it (They don't let you carry either). I was basing California simply on the fact that it is legally acceptable to employ an 18 year old there, as per California Government Code Section 1031, and the California POST site (Specifically under "overview of peace officer selection standards"). If they'll actually employ you is a completely different matter, and probably extremely unlikely or impossible.


Good to see someone from the area I was an explorer from on here though! Have a good one Sarge. Stay safe out there. I wouldn't be all that surprised if we have crossed paths before. 

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I personally do not know of any dept. that would hire an under 21 as a sworn officer. All else aside the liabiltiy issues would be tremendous. Concerning the purchasing of a handgun, yes its 21. BUT, a dept. issued handgun could be used on duty and secured at the station off duty. It would not have been purchased by the officer. The same exception was granted after the Clinton Omnibus Crime Bill which made a domestic violence misdemeanor a firearm prohibitor. Many officers with DV convictions were granted exceptions to  keep them on the street. They could use dept. issued handguns/shotguns/rifles but had to secure them in the station off duty. If my old memory serves me.


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At 18 I dont think that some people are mature enough yet to go through some of the things we have to.

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 The attitude by future cop is disheartening. I have been on and off PL for years. Just recently joined again. I would highly recomend giving these sgts and officers the respect they deserve. This is not facebook. Respect will go a long way and you will receive help with any questions you have. If you keep up the attitude, you will only get your kind of attitude back. 

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futurecop1993 says ...



First the 30 credit is bull i granduated high school at the age of 15  and went straight toa private college and i just graduated from college witha B.A in Criminal justice ... my background is perfect so therefore all department should let u join i got every this that a 21 year old would have sum 18 year old are more stable to work as a police officer ..



This is why America is now ranked 17th in education in the world.


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Yes.  "Futurecop1993" - Looks like the dog ate your homework all the way to college.


Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success.

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   No one is hiring right now,because of the slow economic growth , and I am in college and I listen to my teacher and I do research before  I jump into something , in one class I got an A and the other class I have a B+  you should listen to these wonderful friends of mine and the Sarge , because he knows alot . The people on police link are not bad there great and nice folks.

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futurecop1993 says ...



First the 30 credit is bull i granduated high school at the age of 15  and went straight toa private college and i just graduated from college witha B.A in Criminal justice ... my background is perfect so therefore all department should let u join i got every this that a 21 year old would have sum 18 year old are more stable to work as a police officer ..



This is why America is now ranked 17th in education in the world.



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There are some sheriff departments who will hire at 18. I know sacramento sheriff does because I live there. My only issue is that  I wish they didn't judge you on age because anyone can be immature. I believe if you put them through the academy it will show how diciplined and prepared they are. I'm  18  and graduated high school  and I intend to join the la county sheriff.

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Generally speaking, 18 year-olds are not mature enough to handle the decisions and stressors that LEOs have to face.  Let's face it - many people under 25 aren't either.


Before you go off on the 18yo military enlistee angle, you should know a few things about the difference betwixt LE and military.  For example, whatever unit you're with, especially a forward unit, you're usually not separated from your squad leader by more than a few feet, and there aren't nearly as many ways to screw up.  In LE, you and your Sergeant may only see each other once throughout the entire shift.  You're effectively on your own, making decisions that impact people's lives for years to come.  The vast majority of people under 25 simply cannot responsibly handle that burden.


Now, there are exceptions to the rule, but they are few and far between.  In my experience, the young-uns that proclaim their maturity are the least "mature" of the bunch.  Kinda like the rule of experts:  if someone has to tell you they're an expert, you know they're not.


 


 

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I am unfamiliar with the Sacramento County hiring practices. My buddy's son graduated the LA Sheriff's academy 3 weeks before he turned 21. He did not receive his weapon until his 21st birthday.