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Hello to all,

I am retiring from the Marine Corps in a few months, and I’ve applied for a Deputy Sheriff position in Beaufort County, SC. I’ve completed all the pre-hiring phases, now I am just waiting on a position to open to get hired/swore-in. I am very excited about become a Deputy Sheriff. I just wish there were something I could be doing in the meantime until my number comes up e.g. studying 10-Codes, any basic laws I could start researching, what to except when I go the law enforcement academy etc. Are there any former/retired Marines here who could give me some advice about the transition from military to law enforcement? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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First off congratulation on being accepted to the BCSO. I am sure that there are more than a few other Deputies there that are former Marines that you can contact for help and support. I am sure that you will undergo a few months of working with an FTO before they send you off to Columbia to the SCCJA. Even though you probably held a fairly high rank in the USMC understand that you are really starting over again and the public could care less who you were and may even enjoy laughing at you. Hold your temper and remember that the pen truly IS mightier than the sword! Just keep writing and smiling. <VBG> Talk to the Sheriff and see if you can help in the dispatch room, even just watching, or in records or anywhere, even if it is just observing. Best of luck.

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Welcome to PL from the midwest, and hope you get hired soon.

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Welcome to PL from Soggy Kansas... Good luck! and thanks for your service.


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First and foremost, congratulatons. Secondly and even more important, THANK YOU for your service and dedication to our GREAT Country. Now to the point at hand...it sounds to me like you have a pretty good understanding of what you need to be studying. This web-site and many others like it are full of information to get you going. Your local library will help out also. You should also try speaking to Deputies with the department that you're trying to get into. They should be willing to help you out if you go about it the right way. Have you considerred a volunteer position with the department until your number is called? You can learn an awful lot that way.


Good luck to you, and keep us updated.


Stay safe!!!


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First and foremost, congratulatons. Secondly and even more important, THANK YOU for your service and dedication to our GREAT Country. Now to the point at hand...it sounds to me like you have a pretty good understanding of what you need to be studying. This web-site and many others like it are full of information to get you going. Your local library will help out also. You should also try speaking to Deputies with the department that you're trying to get into. They should be willing to help you out if you go about it the right way. Have you considerred a volunteer position with the department until your number is called? You can learn an awful lot that way.


Good luck to you, and keep us updated.


Stay safe!!!



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 Thanks to all that have replied


Glock,


Yes  i did inquire about volunteer positions but my timeline didnt meet theirs and yes i've talked to a few deputies.  And i like to get my info from multiple sources.  But I will continue to do research.  I have gone as far as researching the of sheriffs and the leinage (spelling, there is no spell check on this xoom) of the sheriffs in Beaufort County


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As a Marine I would say really dont worry about studying LE related stuff, the academy and you FTO will teach you everything you need to know about those topics. You were hired because of all the other things you bring to the table from your career in the military.


The main thing you need to do is mentally prepare yourself for the biggest change in your life. Remember how hard it was to go from being a civilian to learning how to be Marine?


Well it is 100X times harder to go in reverse!!!! These people do things COMPLETLEY backwards, and all the things that we hold important mean nothing to them, and yes, I am talking about in the workplace.


Good luck to you and stay safe.


Semper Fi.


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 Welcome to PL and thank you for your service. Good luck!


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Welcome to PL from NJ. Thank you for your service!


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Thanks for your service. Just let things fall into place. Best 2 U.

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Cornillus,


First and foremost, thank you for your service!  Once you are hired,  standdown and observe how LE who have never served react to you.and your disciplined approached to everything  LE agencies profess to be para-military organizations.  The only military in the phrase  is the rank structure and nothing else in my expierence.  So you must unlearn but not forget your military values they will get you through.  I retired in 2008 and was in the academy while on transition leave.  Talk about a culture shock get ready to bite your tongue quite often, over a decade later those values raise their lovely head and tend to create a problem or two or three for officers and supervisors who have no idea what it means.  Hopefully, you will be with an agency that has the same values as you do.  If not then fake it until you pass probation then be yourself, you in the end will excel above the rest!.Good luck!!!!

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Semper Fi,


I retired in 2009 and started the academy a week later.  My department has a large population of Marines, so the transition was pretty seamless.  I would just advise to turn it down a bit when you're on the street.  Communicating the way we did in the Corps doesn't always work.

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Thank you for your service. You have gotten some really good advice so far. I would suggest brushing up somewhat on your SC laws... basic stuff, and Google is a great place to do that. Good luck and welcome to the link from TN.



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ALCON,


    Thanks to all for the encouraging words, I see I am about to enter a very supportive community (brotherhood).  The more you guys post the more excited I am.  As I mention I am in the hiring pool for Beaufort County, SC (I have no idea when they will offer me employment).   Is there anyone here who could enlighten me on the sworning in process, or a day on the life of a BC Sheriff's Deputy.


  Also, what can I read up on to better prepare myself as a S.D.  Is there  a link somewhere that list Beaufort County 10-Codes or Basic Laws I could read up on.


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Cornillus


 


 


 


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Hello All,


    I am happy to say I am scheduled to be deputized on the 8th of August!!!! I looks like I will be working Animal Control for at least 2 years.  Thanks for all your kind comments.


 


 


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Welcome to Police Link from PA . BTW, there is no such thing as a former Marine. :-)


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Welcome to PL.  I retired from the military 2007.  LE on the outside is much different than inside, but you can and probably will excel because of your values.  Best wishes through your next career.


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Just a quick update I was hired back in August, and I graduated the academy this past January.  I would like to thank all you for your encouraging words.


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Congrats sir.  Go forth and do great things, but be safe...

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well congratulations on being deputized. no greater feeling than taking that oath. just remember it still stands for something and keep in mind cameras are always watching us. 


be safe out there...


 

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 Welcome to PL from PA.   Thank you for your service.


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Welcome to PL from TX. Thank you for your Service! Best of luck in your future!

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Good deal and congrats!