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Well hi,


My name is Richard Allen Sheetz III I'm a student up here at the fort. I really don't like it here at Fort Lewis College but I'm 9 classes from graudating so when I graduate I won't have to see nor be bothered with having to deal with a proffesor for a while. My main interest is law enforcement. I'm prior US Navy. I served honorablly aboard the USS Ronald Regan (CVN 76) Maiden and Surge 07 deployment. My degree I'll be graduating with this December 17th, 2012 is Criminology and a Minors in psychology. I've asked the local PD, Sherriffs, Highway for ride alongs to only be told to fill out this here form and no one ever gets back to me or they ask me....WHO are you again? Yeah we're not sure what happend to your paperwork. .....Cute. I am starting to become greatly discouraged for police work and I'm not getting any younger. I'm 25 and I have a kid on the way my first with my wife. After college I have bills to pay and a mouth to feed as well as my Mrs. I've gotten information from friends who tell me if the "Pigs" won't let me in that fng door sign up for private security work. So far that's what I've been doing. I've goten a few emails here and there saying they'll review my applications but no one is biting. I've gotten emails from my godfathers friends in the Sons Of Silence one email and I can get a harley and my full cut. The only thing I'd have to do is teach them how to build a SKS or AK-47 from scratch what was taught to me by the Navy Seals while in. I wasn't Spec War I was just someone they grabed as a helper and I learned alot. Though I'd feel as if I let my shipmates down if I take my godfathers offer from the SOS and I'll be on the wrong side of the law and those shinny pair of handcuffs they wear at all times. I've gotten offers from my friends in Japan for the same thing and to teach them how to build other things like IEDs. But that would put me in the Agency's crosshairs which would be bad. I'm starting to feel what my proffesor said. "The best cops are often the best criminals" -proffesor Bunch FLC> I'm starting to think what he said was true. It's getting mighty tempting to bite at half of these peoples offers. The money they're offering me to show them what I've been trained to do. But if I get on the wrong side of them what would they do to my little one and my spouse and the cops shiny pair of cuffs is staying my hand for the time being. I've asked cop after cop after cop here to help me get in. Seems like my pleas do nothing but fall on deaf ears or simply that these people do not care. Well anyway as I said my names Richard. I got a invite to this site from Monsterjobs.com ........Reason I applied there is because I do not think my father would approve of me speaking to these low lives nor would my wife. I need to put food on the table w/ out having to look over my shoulder from the cop with the shinny cuffs or the petty criminal trying to air condition me because I squeeked or didn't do as told. Well anyway thanks for having me. If you wish to know more just ask.


 


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BMSN Sheetz USN Honorablly 2005-2007


USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)


Commander Carrier Strike Group Seven


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Welcome to PL. Good luck in your future LE career. Thank you for your service. 


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What is PL? Police life? I have to get my sheild and badge first don't I? The degree is just the peice of paper saying yeah I know more than your associates degree cops academy but the uniform usually means I'm a cop which I'm not. Would like to have the uniform but kinda hard when the local cop shops don't like people asking where do I sign up.

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PL stands for Policelink (the site you're on) and having a degree whether it be an Associates, Bachelor or higher means that you set out to pursue a goal in education, put in the time and dedication to completing that goal. Many PDs now require at least some college credits and if you're looking to climb the ladder, a Bachelor's degree or higher is a requirement.


PS: It's "Police," NOT cop! 


 


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What's the difference? Cop / Police same right? I was raised in the Sons of Silence club house. Sorry if I sound like them or a hang around but it's what I grew up hearing. Maybe perhaps it's not the right term but at least I'm making a ablity to try am I not? BTW you know anyone who'll hire a college kid for a prison guard so perhaps I can get my foot in the door?

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Welcome to Police Link. Hello from Ohio!!


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Um thanks.

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Welcome ot PoliceLink. Nice to meet another Coloradan. Thank you for your service, and good look on finishing up your degree.


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Welcome to Police Link from Philly.  Thank you for your service to our country!


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 Welcome to PL from NJ, Richard.


I've read your intro carefully and would like to offer this advice. You seem to be genuinely interested in a career in LE and are being tempted to provide your "skills" for some unsavory purposes. I would suggest you refrain from accepting those offers if you are going to pursue your goal. Also, your best bet (with your qualifications and education) is to start applying anywhere and everywhere. Talking to friends who are officers will not help you. You may also want to consider state or federal jobs as well. You are fairly young and shouldn't get discouraged. The current economy has many people applying for LE jobs now compared to years ago for a variety of reasons, job security for one. Just keep plugging at it. You may be surprised.


Good luck.


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Welcome to PL. 


Nothing in this line of work comes easy, don't get discouraged, but get tenacious and never stop trying.  I'd stay away from the criminal element because any association will not bode well during back ground checks.  Tell your friends that PIG'S stand for Pride Integrity and Guts and dismiss them from your frienship list they probably don't have any of those qualities anyway. Keep your self respect and earn what you get honorably.  Just for starters.   Good luck...

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Easier said than done. IT appears it's who you know not the merits upon your actual skill. And these days no one cares about if people wish to find a carieer in law enforcement anymore. The otherside of the tracks are getting very temping.

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Welcome to PL from the midwest.  Where you are the local law enforcement officers may be more worried about getting laid off that helping someone get on, probably not many positions open anyway in that area.  Talk to your criminology professors about getting ride alongs or even an internship, like many things, ride alongs are doable but have to be set up in the right way.

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I was wondering if you could help me out and tell me how to go about getting my DD 214?