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Liddy_deputy_max50

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Posted about 7 years ago

 

I will be graduating with my BS degree in CJ. I am also going through the COPS Program to get my cleet cert. After all this do I apply at different agencies and hope to get hired.

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yes,next question

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What about having no work experience do agencies take the education and cleet for experience?

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Im wanting to get on with the county as an Investigator. Do you have to work your way up through the ranks or do they just hire for that position? Also is a Death Investigator associated with being a police officer?

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i was hired as an intern for a sheriffs department, i was slated to do 4 weeks in the jail 4 weeks in dectives and 4 weeks on patrol..after 2 weeks in the jail, the investagators pulled me into their departmentbecause they wanted a lackey to do their paper work, after get in there i turned some cases on my own earning me a spot with them. i got into law enforcement assbackwards, i was a det for approx 1 year and then into narcotics for about 2 years then patrol.. most of my patrol supervisors didnt like me because of all the training i had..i was also on swat before patrol.

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Do you think being a woman is a disadvantage? I dont think there is anything else I can do to better my chances.

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i can tell you this, so get ready to be pissed,if you are weak you are a liability to me as back up , i trained the smartest female i have ever seen, she was 5'4" and weighed approx95 lbs..she wanted to be an investigator. i hired her in narcotics because i had know her for years, she made a great undercover agent went to the academy and is still working dope today.she never worked a day in patrol. she told me before i hired her that she had no interest in being a patrol officer because she didnt feel like she could back up the men in the field. i know from expirence that she will use a maglite to take someones head off for a fellow officer.

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I agree with you there. Thats why I would be great like your lady friend. Im 5'11 and weigh 130 lbs. I probably wouldnt be great back up on the streets but I love solving puzzles and would do good in investigations. I wouldnt have a problem using a taser or a maglite to help a fellow officer. Do you know if there is such a thing as shadowing? That might help get my foot in the door.

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FOR ME IT TOOK HARD WORK, BUT SOME PEOPLE ARE JUCIED IN.

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Well Odin, with hard work and accomplishment come’s pride. Knowing that you did it with will and your heart! ;) For me I believe that makes you a stronger person. What dose not kill me will only make me stronger….


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

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Thanks for talking to me I have a million questions.

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bang away im waiting on my ride.if i dont respond now i will later

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Liddy I've worked 8 years in 2 different County jails and have 12 years of patrol experience. Although strength makes it easier it is technique and skills that make the difference. I train all the time in several different styles. Can't say all, but most criminals are not in the best shape and you better be able to stay in the fight and not get tired. I've had my share of fights, knock down drag out, ended in the hospital fights but I always win. It is attitude. If you don't think you can do it then you can't. If you don't train to win you won't. I know that many of my partners would rather have me as back-up then some of the other male officers that do nothing to stay in shape or train for the job. Our department you have to work patrol first before going to any speciality units like narcotics, detectives or SWAT. There are departments that do not have this requirement. If you want to bypass patrol then you better apply with those that work that way. Although you have an impressive educational background what life experience do you have? Our background investigators look at life experience as well as education...are you matrue enough for the job....have you experienced enough in life to prepare you for what you will see in this line of work. You are already saying you don't think you will be good back-up then you won't be. I don't mean to sound like a bitch or a hardass but find a profession in the criminal Justice field that will not require you to be on the streets if that is the attitude you will have. Don't jeapordize officers safety by forcing then to watch out for you because you don't think you can do the job. Attitude if everything.

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With the proper training I think I would have more confedence. As of right now I probably couldnt hold my own. I am also wondering about shadowing or ride alongs if that would help expose me to things that I would have to see and do in this line of work. I am 26 and very excited about starting a career in law enforcement.

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Shadow phase is part of the FTO process. Ride alongs will get you zero experience. Just start PTing and maybe take a martial arts class to improve your confidence. You don't have to be the toughest SOB on the street, just make sure you know who is. Try to apply what life experience you do have to situations that present themselves. Glad you are asking questions, that shows that you are thinking, and that is hard to find in a recruit. Good luck to you.

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I'm in the academy right now...just got done with Black Friday today. Let me tell you this: confidence is everything. The people who weren't confident in my class aren't in my class anymore.

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recruit... i miss those days now.. live these days well.

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I'm loving it Odin...it's hard work, and TONS of sweating out in this southern california heat, but that makes the payoff that much sweeter. I've meet some great people over the past week...only 27 more to go. :)

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nothing to it my brother, welcome to the jungle.. keep in mind during the hard times, right now there are people that wish they were you , and wish they could become a cop, they cant keep with you now and you are ahead of others.

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Im trying to get on board into law enforcement. My passion is forensics though. I want to be a forensic investigator but I am not too interested in starting out as a beat cop. Is there any way I can get around the patrol part of it?

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I don't know about other places but here you have to do your time. Walk the beat, bounce around as a fill in. We do have the occasional person who everyone can't stand that just skips the system and get their hand held all the way through their career....

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No problem. I can do my time for the experience but I don't want to get caught with a lifelong sentence in one thing when my passion and all of my hard work is for something else. I know I have to put in time during probation but I didn't want it to be like a ten year thing.

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For sure Odin, and thanks again. It's hot out on the grinder (cement slab in the middle of a field) mid-day here in CA; I think that someone told me that it was like 102 or something like that. Not super bad, but when you're doing a couple hundred push-ups for people not knowing the Code of Ethics or for having strings, or doing mountain climbers and burpies...it gets mighty hot. But I just keep thinking about the end-goal and that gets me through just about any pain. And now off to bed...1910 and i have to wake up at 0400. 'Nite all....

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Sorry, correct that...2110 and i have to wake at 0400.