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Posted about 4 years ago

 

Hey there guys and gals!!


 


not too sure if any of you in here may have seen/read/replied to my thread i started over in LE Careers, but i just received word today that i have passed the selection process and have been offered a FT CO position at a County level corrections facility!!!    *happy dance again*


 


I am super-psyched about this and i can not wait to start my new job. my tentative (for right now) start date is August 23rd...so i have a little more than a month to hopefully get to know some of the more frequent people that visit this forum and maybe learn from the vets here before i start. so if anyone has any pointers they would like to share....by all means, PLEASE share them if you will.


 


Just a little background about myself......


my name is Andy, and i am from the armpit of PA,  aka York. i just turned 34 a little over a month ago, and this will be my first job in the criminal justice field. I have spent the last few years as a MICU EMTand in that time have learned a TON of good stuff from the most excellent bunch of pre-hospital care providers on the planet!!  I have a degree in criminal justice, and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. i am a student of bujinkan budo taijutsu, with a little background in shotokan as well. and for those of you that know....yes...these are two TOTALLY different styles of martial arts!!    lol    but the bujinkan is definately a LOT more practical for this type of work, so i am hopefully going to stick with it as long as the finances allow for it.  uuuummmmmmmm........im 6'3" and 275 lbs.....so i am obviously not a little guy.   heheheh    and i have been worth the greatest girl anyone could ask for for 8 years now. thankfully, she is a cops daughter and basically her whole family is from the law enforcement field...so she understands the hours/sacrafices associated with the field.


 


well....thats about all i can think of for that for right now. if by some off chance that anybody would like to know anything else, please ask. id like to think im a pretty open-minded individual.


well..... i hope to meet a lot of good people here. and i will apologize now if i bombard this forum with a bunch of threads.  lol   like i said...its my first law enforcement career and i have been told i am a VERY curious person. so i might be asking a LOT of questions.   heheheh.   everybody be safe out there!!!

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Andy doing the happy dance....




Congrats and good luck


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 HOwdy Andy! Greetings from Hotlanta and welcome to Police LInk.


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Andy doing the happy dance....




Congrats and good luck



Doing the happy dance too! 



Congragtulations and good luck from Louisiana!!!


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Yeah, yeah, yeah....greetings.


Tell me about your Glock!

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Lol i have GOT to find out where you guys found that Snoopy GIF! that is awesome....because im pretty sure thats what i looked like when i got off the phone yesterday morning. lol

and GTS......which Glock would you like to hear about? the 19, 22C, 21, or the 36? i believe in giving people a choicem heheheheh ;o)

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OH LORD HAVE MERCY!!!! GTS is going to have a new friend to talk guns with !!!


heathcliff's version of the happy dance !!!


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Lol i have GOT to find out where you guys found that Snoopy GIF! that is awesome....because im pretty sure thats what i looked like when i got off the phone yesterday morning. lol and GTS......which Glock would you like to hear about? the 19, 22C, 21, or the 36? i believe in giving people a choicem heheheheh ;o)

I am not a big fan of the compensated glocks, have you ever shot your 22C at night?, and congratulations on the new job.

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OK Boys this is his happy dancing thread please refer to this thread for the gun questions. Oh and glockaholic, go take pictures of all your guns and post them in this thread or else GTS and Casscocop may show up at your house and confiscate them hahahahahaha


http://policelink.monster.com/topics/75382-gun-porn-4/posts


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Hello Andy, Welcome to PoliceLink from Long Island, New York

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Cassocop....i have not had the opportunity to shoot my 22C at night.  i have gotten a LOT of mixed emotions on them though. about half the people say the blast blinds the h3ll out of them....and the other half say that half is crazy and they dont know what theyre shooting cuz they dont ever have a problem with that. as far as the recoil goes....i love it.  it fells like youre shooting a 9mm. so its good in that sense.


 


and Cat_D, i will definately have to go check out that thread and post the "kids" for GTS and Casso to see. dont need anyone coming to my house to TRY and confiscate any of my boom-sticks.  lol


 


Irishgirl....thank you for the greeting. are you on Riker's in one of the prisons or are you further out on the island?

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Hi Andy and welcome to PL. If you call York the armpit of PA what do you call Glen Rock ??? Just wondering.


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Hmmmmmm.....well GLady.....since youre in the southern end......the crevice maybe? lol

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You better be nice or I'll come after you !!!!


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Congrats on the job! I'd join in the happy dancing, but I'm too tall, white, & uncoordinated. And I'm sober. =) Hope you love the CJ field!

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If I might offer a piece of advice being a big guy and very well trained in the martial arts are good, but the ability to use your mouth ismore important. Welcome to the family.


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I'm always going with the staff who can communicate before the one who claims he can fight. Welcome to the fam!


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If I might offer a piece of advice being a big guy and very well trained in the martial arts are good, but the ability to use your mouth ismore important. Welcome to the family.



The above comments are soley those of the poster and in no way reflect the position of the Department of Corrections.

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I couldnt help but notice that i was getting a lot of responses about the whole "tongue fu" and being able talk to an inmate to try and diffuse a situation first.


 


I didnt want to insinuate that with being a big guy and studying martial arts that my first option is always going to be to get physical first. I have been through the MOAB (Management of Agressive Behavior) certification and I am a big believer in it.....and I highly recommend the course for anyone who is thinking about taking it. And, I hope that when I go through the academy, that they teach us this again, or something better, if there IS a better class than that. I really am not a fighter, and I WILL TRY to talk anyone down before I even contemplate getting physical. My size and skills are just VERY nice advantages to fall back on when you DO get the inmate that just will not listen to reason.


For those who arent familiar with martial arts, bujinkan budo taijutsu is taught to be 95% defensive/reactionary tactics......at least in the dojo that i study in. I think in the year that I have been taking it, I have only learned 1...maybe 2 OFFENSIVE techniques. and even then, my Shihan ALWAYS preaches to us..."gain the advantage, create distance and diffuse...or just completely avoid the situation further." There are always some people out there that teach martial arts all for the wrong reasons. That, unfortunately, is always one of those things that can't be avoided. and I chose this school after checking out many different styles of the martial arts. And many did not appeal to me (Kenpo, Tae Kwan Do, Muay Thai, Aikido, etc...) because they are more offensive/competition-driven styles(minus Aikido). As well, my Shihan has taught countless LEOs, body guards, military, etc... in these same techniques, so he knows the situations that we encounter and teaches us to react accordingly.


 


I hope that cleared up any miscommunication that I may have put out there. Like I said, I'm a pretty open-minded person so i don't mind answering questions that are asked of me or anything like that.


Everybody be safe!!

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hey there guys and gals!!!


 


just thought i would share an update with yall that have been following my post here.


 


i started my new job on Monday, and minus already being an EMT and having to sit through CPR, fire extinguishers, and first aid and paperwork the last three days, we should be getting in to more interesting stuff tomorrow.   lol    so, for me, the first three days have been pretty monotenous.    heheheheh    but, its policy, and i have to get used to them anyway, so it was a good trial by fire.    lol


 


all the guys and gals that i have met so far have been really great people. they all seem like they are ready, willing, and eager for us to get on the blocks and start training us.  it just seems kind of scary just how EAGER they are to be training my class!!!     lol     so yeah, im definately thinking that this was a good career move on my part. the only thing that i have experienced that i HAVENT thought to highly of so far is the SMELL!!    lol    good thing that i pretty much have a cast iron stomach from my years as a street EMT, otherwise i think that would have been all she wrote right there.   lol


 


will keep up on the updates and let everybody know of my progression through training.    y'all stay safe out there!!!

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 Great.   


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Congrats on the new job and good luck in your career.


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How goes the gig? I've been a community supervision officer for about seven years now, but I was a correctional/detention officer for about five years prior to that. I liked it, it laid the foundation for my professional outlook and conduct (I consider myself a correctional officer that does social work), and I really miss it sometiimes. (Yup, call me a twisted puppy).

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Welcome to PL from Wisconsin. Congrats and good luck.

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Ogre........


 


the new gig is going REALLY REALLY well!!  im starting to "relax" a little bit more. i was pretty uptight and extremely apprehensive the first few weeks i was by myself. but i have since "come in to my own" and have my own routine now, and things have been going a LOT more smoothly.....which is GOOD!   lol 


i also had my little own little battle with what ive heard some guys call the "closed door syndrome".....  in other words, i had a lot of the "what if......" scenarios enter my head and had me a little psyched out for a few days. but with talking to some of the the other COs, that sort of thing is normal, and it wont be the last time it will happen, and that it happens to the best of them. so that made me feel better. and i gotta give kudos to my g/f too for helping me out with this too. she gave me her perspective on things that she has to worry about too and i think that helped tremendously too!! 


 


so yeah....things are going really good. i go to the academy in February....so im looking forward to that. everyone tells me that i will have a lot of fun in the academy, but that its a lot of info to take in all at the same time. so we shall see!    ;o)

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 Thanks for the update.  I was wondering how things were going for you.  


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