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Gang Enforcement Officers Vs. K-9

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Posted about 3 years ago

 

Im interested in becoming a Police Officer. I want to join Gang Enforcement or K9. I would also like Traffic but my math is not my favorite subject. Im curious if any Gang Enforcement Officers can help me out with my portfolio. What do departments look for in GE Officers?


I was going to go take a class that is set up for Police Officers in my area on Gang Enforcement that I am able to attend but cost $100. Im curious if you think this would help?

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It is nice to have goals however, you are getting way ahead of yourself. I would imagine one would have to work the bricks 3 to 5 years before even being considered for a transfer to a specialized unit. Baby steps my good man baby steps. Skip the class as it will not be of much assistance.

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Thank you, while waiting to test at a department I was talking to an HR person who said If interested in specail details applicants are hired directly into the positions of K9 or Gang or Traffic. But yes I am totally understading in what you are saying and what the HR person told me did raise an eyebrow with me as i was not expecting him to say that.

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bluelineapplicant says ...



Thank you, while waiting to test at a department I was talking to an HR person who said If interested in specail details applicants are hired directly into the positions of K9 or Gang or Traffic. But yes I am totally understading in what you are saying and what the HR person told me did raise an eyebrow with me as i was not expecting him to say that.


 


 


That's very unusual. Usually, you have to complete the academy, a period with an FTO, and a period of time learning the role of a police officer before even applying for a special duty assignment. If our department is like most others, there are more officers wanting a canine than slots available and we have a 40 dog canine unit. As for which one you should try for, that is as personal as used underwear. Only you know what's comfortable for you. Personally, I would want to do anything but K9. I've met others that wanted to do anything but K9. I agree with the Chief though, you are putting that cart way ahead of the horse.


 


 


 



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Rate This | Posted about 3 years ago

 

Review Gangland then Review the website for the Gang Intelligence Officers, This should help you out a bit on where you want to focus.


If you want/ need more info on websites PM me


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Bump DFrost


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As was mentioned by DFrost, get in line behind the other applicants that are first attempting to gain employment............ then once you have completed your academy training, your FTO and probation periods and have proven yourself, prepare to stand in line behind a host of others that are already standing in line for a shot at a specialty assignment.  These spots tend to be very coveted assignments.  They are not just given out like candy to kids on Halloween.

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I must concur with DFrost & SkoolCop. I can not imagine going straight into a specialized unit. First one must learn to be a cop. I did work with a female officer who after her breakin (No FTO in the old days) she wanted to be a detective. She was informed she could request for a transfer in 3 years and she resigned immediately.

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Rate This | Posted about 3 years ago

 

There is alot to learn in the acadmey and than on the street.  If you don't know what they are how can you be a detective or investigator.  On a Sheriff's Department most of the time you start in the Jail.  You get to learn how crooks think and make contacts that me help on the street


There are a lot of people that want to be, not become.  They do no one any good at all, and more than likely cause a problem in time.  It took me almost twenty years to get into Arson/Bomb,but when I did I was ready and hit the deck running and did not stop. 


Take you time to learn and have fun.  The street is where real police work takes place.


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To add to great advice, you must also be an above average Officer during those 3 to 5 years.  Your police work, attendance, discipline, and other factors will play a part if you are a good candidate for a unit or assignment.  Good luck.


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