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Hello ! I have asked the PL Mentoring Team members to sign in here as they have time. We have two mentoring teams: One for LEO's and another for Non-Sworn. You can tell who is sworn or not sworn by the gold star near their avatar (profile image). If you have questions or inquiries, feel free to send a Private Message (PM) to any of them. Or, you can start your own discussion in The Lobby. If you want a Mentoring Member to answer, make sure your title says "For the Mentoring Team". Keep in mind that in the general discussion areas, anyone can answer up, too. That's it. Thanks


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Ladies and Gentleman, My name is Jim Bragg and TheSarge has kindly asked me to be part of his mentoring group.
I am retired on disability after approx 15 yrs of active duty as a LEO with assignments in Drug enforcement, Street Patrol, Traffic Enforcement and Investigations and finally as a Motorcycle Officer at which point I was injured in the line of duty and retired.
I have had additional training in fingerprinting, Radar, Accident Reconstruction, Explosives with the ATF and SWAT at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. as well as DUI and Breathalyzer.
I have various awards and commendations from both my Department, The State Academy and the APHoF Including Silver Star, Purple Heart, General Commendation, Lifesaving, and Police Service and JP Strom Award from South Carolina.
I am more than willing to help guide new Officers and those wishing to join the ranks of Law Enforcement. I am a firm believer in being a true Professional and believe that being a LEO is an honor and privilege that one should embrace and hold with honor.
Any advice I give may or may not be what you wish to hear, but it will be honest and true. I am from the Old School and believe in the Brotherhood but have no tolerance for anyone who tarnishes the Badge.

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Tim R; Northwest Ohio. I've been an Active LEO since 1993. Currently assigned to Patrol Division. Radar Certified, Laser Instructor, Field Training Officer (now called Police Training Officer) and member of the Department Honor Guard. In addition, I retired from the US Army in 1998 (after 10 years Active Duty and 10 years National Guard).
Any questions, feel free to PM me and I'll try my best to answer any questions.


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Kelly - PA I used to work in corrections - juvenile detention - as a psych assoc. I currently work for our Governor's Office - State Police, Corrections and Military - payments - audits - contracts - grants and yes unfortunately our fallen officer memorials, autopsies and victims of violent crime reports and payments - I'm on the other side - making sure there is enough in the budget for these programs. I might not see all the bad on the streets but I have to approve payment for it after the fact - once it's in print it doesn't make it any easier - just makes it more real.


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My Friends call me Tom or Rambo which is part of my street ministry name, I'm presently on retirement disability and ssd, I worked for The Cook County Sheriff's Dept in a few different capacities, 5 yrs in div 1 extraction detail, 3 yrs chief security, taking custody of felons detained in hospitals as a patient throughout the county until they could be transfered to the jail, the worst one for me was taking custody of, john w. gacey. I also worked 2 yrs cook county hospital emergancy room, along with The Chicago Police Dept.
I Always had something going while off duty, working part-time undercover security for Jewel Food Stores and CubFood Stores. I also worked west suburban hospital emergancy room detail along with other off duty cops from various departments of Chicago and the burbs.

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Non-sworn mentor here. Presently work for the ASAP office at Fort McCoy, WI doing counterdrug and drug prevention work for today's Army. Worked in various capacities for county Sheriffs Department from 1999 until 2009, and worked from 2003 until 2009 in a combination Juvenile Liaison/Juvenile Probation Ofcr. position. Along the way have attained my Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology as a minor and completed my Masters in Criminal Behavior in 2009. Presently my wife and I are both members on here and both have LE experience. Presently also serve as an pseudo instructor/guest speaker for a counterdrug unit as well as a Red Cross instructor.

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Retleo (Moderator #8)
30 years LE-Retired. 10 years with a small local PD then 20 years with a county agency.Retired with the rank of Captain of Detectives in 2007.I enjoyed a wide range of investigative and special units service during my career. These include the following, Sex Crimes/Child Abuse, Major Crimes (Homicide, Arson, Robbery, etc), White Collar Crimes (served in a supervisory capacity in each of them). In-Service police training instructor for 20 years. Served for 4 years as Recruit Training Administrator for our police academy.Also prepared and presented training programs for local business associations, hospitals and corporations. Served as Deputy Commander for our county SCERT (SWAT) Hostage Negotiations/Recovery Unit.17 years as a polygraph examiner. Served as supervisor of Polygraph Unit.


"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."
Steve Jobs

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Patrol Officer, FTO, Undercover SOD,  (Drugs, Gambling, infiltrating high crime areas) Agency size now approximately 1500 sworn. Early retirement.


"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of moral crisis, do nothing." Dante

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I am a civilian who has been on PL for 2 1/2; years. I am a RN working in-patient psychiatry with a background in ICU, trauma and cardiac. I am also a  ritual abuse survivor and have posted just a bit of my experience on PL.  I try and offer hope, encouragement and support to those who have been wounded through abuse and trauma.

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I am Nick. I worked in a small department in Bergen County, NJ (retired 12/1/12) but live in the hills of NW Jersey. Prior to becoming a police officer I started out just before my 16th birthday as an EMT with my hometown volunteer squad and worked in 2 cities and the Meadowlands Sports Complex in EMS. I've been with my department since 1987. Trained in DARE, breathalyzer, RADAR, Interview and Interrogation, and more. Been a field training officer and was my PBA's Delegate from 1993 -2001. I am somewhat of an expert in internal affairs and officer's rights (long story) and offer advice on just about any situation new officers find themselves involved in. I have an A.A.S. and B.A. in criminal justice and a Master's in H.R.T.D.L.E. from Seton Hall University.


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My name is Jon and I'll try to make this introduction brief. I have 15 years of experience in law enforcement. I started my LE career in the US Army, as an enlisted MP. After the Army I worked for a little over a year for a County Corrections Center, where I worked as a Corrections Officer, Transportation Officer, and Court Security Officer. I then went to work for my current agency, where I have been for almost 9 years. I have been working in Traffic Homicide Investigations for the last 5 1/2 years. The bulk of my LE experience is traffic enforcement, DUI enforcement, and crash investigation related. I am certified by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission as an Academy Instructor in Traffic Operations, so I teach Crash Investigations and several other subjects at a Regional Police Academy. I will be more than happy to assist anyone I can in chasing their dream of being a Police Officer. Feel free to PM me any questions that you have. If I don't respond immediately it is because things are crazy at work, but I will reply respectfully to all questions.


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30 years Law Enforcement, 20 as a Sergeant. Assigned to Patrol, Counter Terrorism, Gang Enforcement and Field Training Officer. I was Vice-President of my FOP Lodge, Sergeant-at-Arms and Lodge State Trustee. I also trained as an EMT and responded to numerous medical emergencies for my agency. I have attended training programs given by the NYPD, NYSP, NYDOC, NJSP,USMS, USSS, USDOT, FDNY, along with many other training programs in Officer Safety and Survival.


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My name is John; I have been a police officer for 12 years. I am the night shift supervisor, crime scene investigator, field training officer, primary instructor for my department and an emergency vehicle operations instructor. I work for a 6-man police department, covering a population of approximately 2,000. I also served 5 years active duty Army and 5 years Army National Guard. If you have any questions just send me a PM.


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My name is Terry. I have been a police officer in northeast Illinois for about 16 years full time and 2 years part time. I am currently the midnight shift road supervisor for my department. I have a military background of 4 years. I am an evidence tech, juvenile officer, FTO coordinator (former FTO), Force Science Analysis, DT and edged weapons defense instructor among other things. I work on the federal side of the house with the Department of Defense. I'm always here to help those who are in need and answer questions.


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My name is Tom and I have been an officer in N. Texas since 1981. I was an FTO for 24 years and was trained in just about everything you can be trained in, crime scene, first responder, SWAT, traffic, narcotics and was over police funerals. I have been sued, I have sued, I have been investigating by the Feds ( they proved I did nothing wrong ), I taught in the academy, I have had serious on duty injuries and I am still here. I worked for a mid-size agency and retired but gave up on that and I am now with a hospital police department.


"You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than with a kind word alone"- Al Capone

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Cat, or MamaCat, I am a POST certified Probation/Parole officer from the Deep South. 26 yrs in service, I left the street after 23 years and will have 3 yrs this July in the NCIC/Fugitive Extradition Unit at my Hq. P P questions can be sent to me.


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gudercop AKA Alan, I have been in Law Enforcement for 11 years full time and 2 years prior to that as a Reserve Deputy. I work for a small agency so I get to wear a lot of hats. I am a Use of Force and Defensive Tactics Instructor and had taught at  the Montana Law Enforcement Academy along with doing trainings for surrounding agencies. I am the Evidence Room Custodian and along with the Reserve Deputy Coordinator. I am active in finding and arresting DUI suspects and Underage drinkers. I am a graduate of the Regional FBI Command College along with Front line Supervisor school. I am the main trainer for new Officers and Reserve Deputies. I am a FRIM believer in sound Officer Survial Tactics and day to day mentoring of new and older Officers. (We all need a kick in the butt once in awhile). So BE SAFE and if you have any questions feel free to drop a PM. Thanks Alan 


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Only HE can control everything.

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Hey Everyone, Mark here. I've been involved in both the private and public sectors of law enforcement since 1984,  when I started my career in the U.S. Army Military Police.  I've worked Corrections as an officer and CERT member, 10 yrs in the Private Police industry, SWAT Team member, supervisor for Homeland Security, and now I'm back with a local PD working patrol, and FTO. I even did a bit working 911 / police dispatch back in the day. So, I have a varied background, and hope I can help out where needed.  I'm an easy going guy, well, until being nice no longer works.  I am a big officer survival / safety advocate as well. If you would like to know any more about me, visit my profile page or hit me up with a PM. Stay Safe! ~Mark


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Conduct every traffic stop extending the olive branch of peace; while having a tactical plan to kill everyone inside the vehicle.
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My name is Augie. I've been on the job since 1983 where I started as a reserve officer in northern NJ. Went full-time in 86 (a SW Florida sheriff's office w/ 900+ sworn) Still active today, currently a LT in the watch commander unit which is great as it keeps me in the street. Coming up I did all the usual stuff, patrol, field training officer. Made detective in 1990, worked undercover narc unit for 13 years and a former SWAT operator.  11 years now and still currently a search & recovery diver. Patrol tactics instructor for advanced classes at the academy and gun range for an active shooter course. General instructor and will have my firearms instructor cert by end of this month. And am a shooting survivor. Currently also on my agency's Deputy Advocate Team that responds to all OIS events to assist the involved deputy(s). I enjoy mentoring and am honored to be a part of the PL team. Stay safe / Watch your 6 ~ Augie


 


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My is Justin and I work for a  small agency in the mid-west. I have been in Law Enforcement for aruond 3 years and have (in my past agency) worked as a Patrol Cpl then Sgt. I spend 4 years in the Marine Corps before getting out (medical discharge) and becoming a LEO. I worked Private Securtiy for a year before going to the academy and did a second year of Private Secuirty (corporate security I also am a volunteer firefighter in my town.


When on serving serving my community I am either working on higher learning of some sort or enjoying time with my wife and kids.


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My name is Eleni and you know me as the Officer Down Group Administrator.  I've been with PL since 4-23-2007.


Am a true DC native; reside in Pentagon City, VA;  and my coffee sloshed out of my mug as our 13-level condo shook when the Pentagon was struck. I once worked there as a USAF Logistics Analyst contractor in the ring after the end of the plane impact. Am retired Federal Bureau of Prisons non-sworn LE.  Was Liaison Officer to Enforcement Ops at DOJ; Chief, Inmate Monitoring Section, which included Security Threat Groups, Witness Protection (relocation, new identities, etc) and Witness Security - incarcerated in Protective Custody Units which are prisons on the grounds of several of our prisons far from any eyes and fully self-sufficient.   


 


Director asked me for inmate popuation profile projectons for 10 years by age, race, gender, sentence length, which appeared in USA Today. The biggest future impact was age. The Sentence Reform Act of 1984 abolished Federal Parole, except for those arrested, charged, and convicted before it was enacted. SRA meant a 15 year sentence was 15 years minus statutory good time. Stats showed that we would have to start planing geriatric housing units separated from younger predatory population. These units would need hand rails, no bunks, wider door openings everywhere to accomodate walkers and wheelchairs, and the same for showers and toilet stalls.  


Employee of the Month; HQ Duty Officer > 75 times, often at request of our Director. PIO when Mariel Cubans took over FDC Oakdale, LA and USP Atlanta for 2 weeks. Oakdale was burned to the ground.. Atlanta was 50% burned to ground. Received many extra mile awards. Chosen by Director to go to Turkey on a Treaty Transfer with a Warden, to return a US citizen to serve his time in our custody. After 5 days there, we came back without him.  At the last minute, Turkey slapped a $10k fine on him and his family refused to pay it.  However, we had a great time.


I loved my work because no 2 days were ever the same. The hottest case today got put on the back burner because of a hotter case.  I retired as WitSec Designations Administrator, and I would go back in a heartbeat.. 


 


 


"The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are as bold as a lion." - Proverbs 28:1

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Hello everyone. My name is Dean Swan. I am currently a Deputy Sheriff. I have been a LEO since Aug of 1994. I worked in security for 3 yrs prior to that. I am currently assigned to patrol and am a Field Training Officer. Been through numerous trainings. I also was in the US Navy reserves for a while. My brother is a Lt. with a small City PD in my County. My Father was a New York State Trooper for 21yrs retiring in 1989. Any questions feel free to contact me.


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 Have about 22 years LE experience with military mixed in there. Thought this would be a good thing to do for our Brothers and Sisters. You can PM me for more info or post in the secure LE forums.


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hI ALL   names Dave  as my profile states  I've been  in the Law Enforcement game  for almost 25 years now.    Started out in a small village  with 10 officers (most part time) due to budget issues the admin layed myself and 9 others off ( kept the village Marshal)  left there as a Corporal duties included : record/stat managment,  FTO, bike officer, and assist.  investigator ( you'll understand this in a minute).   I also worked as a hospital investigator ( commisioned as a city officer ) for 11 years  duties included everything  from narcotics  to lost and found investigations , basically everything BUT workman comp. but was part of the interview/interrogation team,     access control, (middle management position).  I left the hospital when "merging" started with another hospital. I currently and for the last 10.5  years  I have worked for The Ohio Department of Natural Resources  and the citizens of the State of Ohio   as a State Watercraft Officer  primary function is to protect serve and educate the boating public by patrolling the waterways and property of the state , so in essence I am a State officer that enforces criminal codes and maritime law.  I'm  also an FTO , MARCS trainer , Marine Patrol instructor, and other certifications also have done new employee background investigations  for our division  


Synopsis  I have worked everything from private security(guard)  to enforcement on the state level  If I can help those folks with "the blue" running through there vains  ask .....   FTO motto : my job is to train you  so that someday you'll  replace me.....


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Hello all. On PL I'm usually known simply as AZ. I am also a Supervisory Border Patrol Agent and have spent the past 8 years of my career in Arizona. I am available to assist if you have any questions about the Border Patrol or are in the hiring processes.


"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." ~ George Orwell

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My name is Shane. I am from Northern Illinois, and I am a Sergeant in the Corrections Division of a County Sheriff's Office. I have been in Corrections for more than 10 years and have been a Sergeant since 2006. I have acted as an FTO, and I am a Certified NRA Range Safety Officer, Firearms Instructor, and a Certified Glock Armorer. I have been a member here on PoliceLink since mid 2008. If you have any questions at all about what it is that we do in local Corrections, feel free to send me a pm and I will be more than happy to respond to you. Please note though, that I will not respond to you if you have a blank profile or are not willing to share some basic information about yourself. I will also not respond to personal questions nor will I give out any information about my specific department.


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Howdy. My name is Steven. I served proudly for 23 years in the greatest ARMY in the world, retiring as a E-8/First Sergeant! I have 13 years as a sworn Police Officer and 10 years as a Police Detective. I have a very proactive and not reactive style of policing. To find out more about me please visit my profile.


“The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post “Thou shalt not steal,” “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” and “Thou shalt not lie” in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.”

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Bump!  We the PL Mentoring Team is  here for a reason.  When you have a question or issue you want answered in private a PM to one of us is the way to go!  We are here for you!!!!


“The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post “Thou shalt not steal,” “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” and “Thou shalt not lie” in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.”

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