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1asteriskshield_max50

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Posted about 3 years ago

 

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White_shirt_max50

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Axe a supervisor.

Clouds_max50

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It is every person's right to carry a firearm with in thier state's laws.  No matter what your job is or how your friends feel.  I myself would never work for a Law Enforcement Agency that was unarmed.  LEO's are targets, there are people out there that will kill us just becuase we were the uniform.  My life is more important then any job.  I also feel that an LEO who does not carry off duty is a fool.  If s bad guy decides he wants to kill you he is more likely to ambush you off duty then on duty.   Why attack a target that is well armed, has good comms, and is wearing armor when you can just wait till he is off duty?


 

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The OP stated that he recently started and is probably on probation for the next 6 months to a year. I stand by my advice on contacting a supervisor. Don't put yourself in the trick bag.

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I have to agree with Uncledennis about walking the straight and narrow if you want to keep your job BUT! I definately agree with JackWagon as well, no way in hell would I work for any agency that wears a uniform and calls themselves the police and does not allow you to carry a firearm! That to me is basically just a security job, no matter how much training they want you to have and you will not be able to carry under HR218 either. You could only carry if you have a concealed weapons permit issued by the State of Ohio.


I gotta say it anyway. Even though times are tough I would not work for them, period.

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A problem you may run into is being able to qualify with the firearm you plan on carrying off duty, normally the off duty firearm, if different from the duty firearm ( for all agenices that carry one) also requires a qualification before carrying, you might be able to qualify with the local police assuming you are allowed to carry off duty.

Gpd_max50

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abjones531 says ...



Thanks for the suggestions thus far...though I have been told by other officers not to bring the topic up to a supervisor



Probably because they know the supervisor is going to tell you no.  How can the department be state certified as a police department (maybe a security agency) and not be armed...?  Ohio must do it a lot different than we do in Florida.

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I normally don't make multiple comments on forums. You are receiving bad advice not to communicate this matter with a supervisor. This should be written and sent up the chain. It appears you are attempting to circumvent this matter by not involving a supervisor. With a tenure of only two months you should be asking for permission to breath. I can assure you if this blows up in your face the officers giving you the do not speak with a supervisor speech will deny any association with you. You are standing very close to the fire.

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When you went to the academy were you trained in firearms and did you qualify with one? If you are qualified with a firearm then you would have a more legitimate reason for discussing this with a supervisor. I agree with Robocop that I would not work for a police department in uniform without a sidearm. The department you work for should have a policy regarding the use of firearms (on and off duty), especially if you are attending an academy that includes firearms training.


If you have not received firearms training you should still discuss this with your supervisor. That's why God made them.


 


 


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