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Posted about 2 years ago

 

  Greetings everyone. I am in search of an officer to answer a few questions for me about the policing career. I am in a Criminal Justice class at my college and i need some questions answered in order to write a paper on the polcing career. I would be very greatful and it would also help me personally for I wish to one day become a police officer myself. PLEASE Help me finish this. thank  you so much and here are the questions. 


1. what do you feel is you're most rewarding part of being an officer?


2. What are the most important things to have wne being an officer?


3. How should drug and delinquent behavior be handled by officers?


4. what are some things you think should be changed within the system to make it better?


5. how are boys and girls different when it comes to breaking laws?


6. What are some triggers you have noticed that will start deviant behavior? ways to prevent them?


7. what are some good ways the schools and community can help deal with delinquents?


8. What do you think would be the best way to habdle repeat offenders?

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I have an exercise for you that might help you complete your paper.  You can either place yourself in the officer shoes for a moment and answer the questions that you posed or you can place yourself in the position of the applicant and participating in your first "Oral Board" interview.  If asked these questions by those participating on your interview panel, how would you answer these questions?

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 thank you i wil try that. 

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Bump SkoolCop.  Another thing you can do is contact your local police/sheriff's department and they will gladly put you in touch with someone who will help answer your questions.  I'm sorry if this is to blunt, but this way you actually do your own homework via interview with a local LEO. 



Good luck to you!


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Thank you as well. i am still going to talk to an officer at my local police department, but part of my paper is to think of their point of view as well. So i am trying to do both. I would also like to get other officers points of view as well not just one. That way i can try to understand what they think of the job and their experiences. so thank you both for the advice. I am still hoping i get an officer to leave me a message either on this forum or personally through this websites mail. I would like to talk to as many as a i can from all different cities/states

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We will not do your homework.

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You can't cure stupid.

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Rated +3 | Posted about 2 years ago

 

Ya know, I posted a lengthy response to your question. I came back to it about 30 minutes later and removed it.


Why?


Because I still don't trust a lot of people, especially complete 'unknowns'. I prefer face to face contact with this kind of inquiry.


So, sorry. Can't help you here. However, if you can make your way to the Transamercia Building (The Pyramid) in San Francisco, 48th floor Conference Room, I would be more than delighted to have a sit-down with you.


Lemme know if you can make it.


Thanks.


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Im not asking people to my homework. I just got my face to face interview done. I was already doing my homework. I just wanted some extra information from other sources. If you don't feel comfortable then don't answer. I completely understand. I know my request was a little strange and random. I just thought That I would get some extra information before I finished writing my paper which is due tomorrow.  Thanks to those who tried to help. It was just an idea. I can do my own homework. Thanks 

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I should have worded my request a little better. I apologize If it sounded like I was asking someone to do my homework. That was not the case at all. I understand if it came across that way. I didn't see that till I read over my question. Thanks and sorry for it coming across as something it wasn't. 

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Hi! I agree with Donna Lynn, while I was taking criminal justice courses, the assignment was to actually conduct interviews with at least two different law enforcement entities. I chose the local police station and the highway patrol. I simply called the front desk, and told them, and they were happy to set up interview times for me to come in and interview the officers. I quite enjoyed the assignment. It does not take much of their time, which is good because their jobs are critical to our safety, and they were happy to answer my questions. I was enlightened as to their choice of careers, and why, etc. We got to include our questions to enhance our papers, which we developed from the initial interviews. Police and LEOs are very accomodating and respectable, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of conducting interviews with them. Thanks.

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I had an assignment prior to graduation to interview members of three agencies. The main concentration was management styles. Even though I could have conducted this study by phone I made appointments ( I was an active chief of police at the time) After I completed my paper I took the time to send letters of thanks to the officers supervisors. I cut no corners even though I knew these officers personally. Take the time and do it right.

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Hi! I just wanted to say that when I did my interviews, I found that all of the LEO's I interviewed went into the field because they wanted to make the world better, and I thought that was such a great reason for them to choose their field. I have so much respect for them, because they risk danger every day, for people they don't even know and many who do not appreciate it or even deserve it. If the world could do one thing right, it would be to honor them and show them the respect they deserve at all times. Thank you, have a nice day.

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Rated +2 | Posted about 2 years ago

 

I also see this as a class paper that you need for a grade and I am not going to do your work for you. That is not how it is done in this profession. We investigate by going out there and doing personal interviews, not make a post on a website and wait for all the info to pour in. Get out there and talk to the Officers and they will provide you information on some of the things you asked about but not all of them.


     I will do you a favor though and tell you my answer to the first question. The most rewarding thing is knowing that my actions have saved lives, period. There is no telling just how many lives I personally have saved through either direct action with CPR, pulling one from a burning building, or just stopping the bleeding at a traffic accident to those lives that were saved because I issued a traffic ticket or warning that caused that individual to change their driving habits, even if only for a little while, that kept them or someone else from being killed or badly hurt in a crash or people that may have been attacked and or beaten and maybe killed in a domestic or assault or robbery. Then there is the time I 'found' a lost girl after hours of searching the surrounding desert area in Southern Calif only to discover her asleep in her closet where she was hiding as a game. The look of relief & gratitude on that mother face when I handed her her child is something I will remember forever. This is something that ALL LEO's do at least once and often many times during their career. THAT is what makes it all worthwhile.

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 Thank you all for your advice. I just finished writing my paper. I did my interview this morning and as a isaid before was not asking anyone to do my work for me. All I wanted was extra opinions. Which I seemed to have gotten. Thank you very much for all of it. I was trying to get more information from others so i could understand everything better. Yes this is for a grade and it will be turned in tomorrow night after I review it and go over it to make sure I feel I have covered everything the officer I talked to in person, talked about and as what I have learned on here. Again I am sorry if you thought I was asking for someone to do my homework. I wasn't asking for it nor thinking it. I just wanted a few more opinions.  I am not trying to be rude but I did go out and get my information. I didn't wait for answers on this site. It was something extra I thought I would try to add to my interview and paper. I also wanted to know more because I am interested in being an officer someday. 

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Thanks for the clarification.


How old are you ?


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 I'm 20 years old. In my second year of college.