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 I Started out with a female police officer giving me a plastic badge. Loving it. Staring at it and thinking about what the badge means to wear, see, and have. I remember talking to my mother on her death bed saying "mommy i'm going to become a cop when i grow up and nothings gonna stop me! :))" She replied Mikey "You can do anything you want, Just be smart and keep that smile and i believe you will become a cop". I didn't get to see her after that.


Life was changing, New house living mostly with my step sister and her two kids. 2nd grade left my friends behind and couldnt look back. Remembering when we would ride bikes, play football, flyers up, and having fun. New  school. New rules. Made friends as kids did. Never got too outta hand. Always remembering what i wanted to do. Remembering the badge.


5th grade rolls thru. This year no more sitting on the ground. Get to sit on a chiar. Going to middle school, But! theres a problem i can't. So i have to goto a new school. Completly diffrent school in a ... Not so good area. Stil making friends. Learning and seeing new thing. Complete social shock to see how these kids dressed diffrent, Acted, and how they followed the rules. Still never forgot about the badge. 


Rememebering my old friends i use to ride bikes with, play flyers up, and play with. I decided to hop on my bike and go see them, Only they wern't the same kids. They At first said hey! and we hung out. First time i noticed what changed is when a dark night two of my old friends tried  to take my bike right under my butt. I kept saying no, no, and peddled away. Confused about why they would even want to.


Returning around 8th grade i remember hanging out with them by a school, about 5 or 7 of them. They take out pot and start rolling it.. And then a police car roles by and they all hide and act causal saying "police police police" and when they ask me if i wanted any i said no i am becoming a cop. They dis owned me quicker than a pimple on porn date! years of friendship down the gutter.. But never forgetting the badge.


High school, New school, A... Very nice school with some of the same kids i new from my old school. A lot Of preppy kids. Kids with sports cars and polos. I was excited still making friends, but i saw a football jacket and remembering I am gonna try out. Running back. I was in really great shape and rode my bike 5 miles a day, Was in a NJORTC for the school so i had to take PT, And my P.E class. Had two coaches as teachers. Told them i wanted to be on the team for running back. A new kid from New Oreleans Came to school. I remember asking him to race while we were in class into the hall. I Raced him and i started winning until i saw a kid looking out the little window in the door, Knowing the kid well enough i knew he might just open that door right before i passed it, so i stopped. It was when we got back into the class the teacher said "uhh where were you guys?" "We said racing in the hall" Kids asked him if i was fast he said oh yeah his little legs started winning until he saw cramer at the door. Coach asked.. "so are you gonna play football next year?" I said "yes!". Never happened moved to a New school Where There were Gangs, Drugs, And Fights. School always wondered why i didn't got school. Asking if i was abused at home, If i was raciest, If I'm poor, and i remember one time where the lady pulled me into a room with two police officers saying "hes on drugs!" I finally got fed up with it and replied out of humor and anger " marijuana Isn't a drug, It's a plant!" She smiled as if she just figured out the rubic cube. The two officers left and I went on my remember thinking Aw man that could've been the dumbest thing to say in front of two cops,But also remembering that it was Pretty funny! 


I decided That i was going to self teach myself everything, Already knew how to do math and etc. So For two years I Learned Crimal justice on a website with a fake name and Etc.. Yeah thats what kinda trouble i got into.. oooooo!/ But i Also taught myself Spanish, French, Russian, And M-chinese. Thinking Theres no way i won't get hired by a police force. I was going to court more times thru out the year than i was going to school. As i sat in the courtroom, As i had a ankle bracelent(For not going to school) And for going to juvie (For not going to school) I still Remembered the badge.


I was 18 Years old finally. Thinking i can buy a pack of smokes if i want to. I took the police pratrice test online and passing it. I got a call right back and he was talking about places hiring for police and i told him "well im only 18 and don't you have to be 21 to be a police officer sir?" Long pause. .. Uhh yeah you do. I told him i just took to exam to see if i could pass it and i did! lol. Never forgetting the badge


Through this life I've lived this is what i can tell you;


I have had a lot of love ones die. My mom, My grandmother, My grandfather, My best friend in a car crash, My pets.. And once have i ever cried more than when My Girlfriend left me, The name who starts with a J.


I've been walking thru the park as a teenager and been jumped by a crackhead with a knife to my throat telling me to give him money, Knife's tip went in, I broke his wrist and ran like the wind.


I've been jumped by a grounp of males in puffy coats, I did very well, Knocking one down after another. And making them look at eachother in shock, It was when my back was turn to one of them is when the numbers game caught with me, I remember hearing now "lets go before he gets up or the police show up N*****." Never got jumped again. Maybe it was a test.. No way did i fail that test.


I Broke my arm and climbed two frences as a 7 year old child. A metal one and a wood one, While a dog chased me.


I wore a security uniform working in bellevue/ redmond WA. Getting off early because a co worker can give me a ride home.. in a ragdy car and telling her We're getting pulled over and i know it! Well we get pulled over and i told her "I called it" She said " Yeah.. You did call it" The police officer walks over the car and I go " I called it!" she said" He did call it though" He said huh?.. "nothing" Lincense and blah blah blah you know the drill. Get dropped back off at the officer. Now i gotta sit in the officer. Not get paid and wait 6 hours for the next bus. Didn't care.


Then Tech ready. A event in seattle that needed security. I worked 108 hours straight. 12 hour shifts, 4 hour bus rides each day. Didnt care. All i kept thinking of was the cop i kept seeing in mcdonalds that reminded me of of i should become a cop in seattle because my father worked in seattle for 35 years(Not as a cop).


So I ask YOU one thing.. Can a boy with a dream become a cop?


 


Remembering The badge.


 

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 This was kinda sloppy grammer and etc, but its 2 in the morning and im tired!


So i posted this and im off to bed!


Stay frosty my friends!

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Much to lenghty. Needs to be shortened and to the point.

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 I want to become a cop. It's always been my dream. Nothings ever made me think twice about it. I can make a diffrence without having a power trip and a badge.

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Some cops may advise you wearing your heart on your sleeve in public is a bad idea. 


Probably mentioning a power trip and a badge in the same sentence to an officer responsing to your long-winded, self-absorbed intro is not the most politic way of establishing useful contacts on Policelink. 


Whaddya think?

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We want an introduction, not an autobiography.


I'm married to the LORD..no prenup

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 Hey hey hey now. I guess i was in a book writting mood. Sorry.


I am 21. 


A little outta shape, but Still as strong as ever.


I can shoot the wings off a fly.


I know how to talk to the public and i do mean all kinds of the public.


On my security test to become a security officer. I missed 2 questions. The guy next to me was in corrections and missed 12.


I treat people with respect no matter what might cross my mind. Yes sir and no ma'am.


I like oldies, classic rock, and etc. I think the music more real than the stuff they have now'a days.


I like sports. 


I know the law and i don;t mean when people read a paragragh out of the law and think they know everything.


No doubt about how much i could make a diffrence in any place from a small town to a city.


I said power trip with a badge, because it happens and i want the person hiring me knowing i am looking for that reason.


A nice guy. 


Deserves a chance. Any officers reading this right now.. just think if it wasnt for that one chance you got would you be where your're at today, so i ask you dont you think i deserve a fair chance?


 

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 I want a family, a house, and truck.


That moment when you first put on your uniform and look in the mirror. Remember?

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Bump to you Marly about the "Power Trip"comment.Best way in the world for him not to get the job.

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Mr. Lukiwilson.-You are to be congratulated en re to your will and desire.This will carry you a long way in your quest,BUT,not all the way.I was impressed,to a certain point,by your life's story.It appears as though you were raised in some not too fantastic places.Many of us have wittnessed our own struggles.Try the environs of where I was raised.South side of Chicago,Omaha,Nebraska,Washington,D.C. and the burbs of New York and St. Louis.--Yes I was more proud than anyone would ever believe when the mayor pinned on our badges,but I also was cognizant of the awesome responsibility I was facing.I believe you will also find ,if you ever wear the badge,just how limited your power(authority) truely is.Good you believe you know how to talk with people.You will learn new ways which we hope,will keep you alive.You will have to be able to read people,read their body language,etc.Super,you can shoot the wings off of flies.You shoot the wrong wings off the wrong flies at the wrong time ,while wearing the badge you will be incarcerated in a heartbeat.--I can detect some major problems in your sentence structure and usage oif the English language.You will be expected to write,sometimes comprehensive reports ,and many of them, which MUST be clear and concise,which your superiors and the court system will be capable of comprehending.Police work sir is a series of constant renewel and learning.If one goes on the job thinking he/she knows everything(such as the law), one is in for the shock of a lifetime.

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Good luck to you luckiwilson...

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 I know. i said shoot the wings off a fly because of the possible swat job opening. Even though its "hard" to get into.


I understand the risks, the non-stop paper work for casual encounters-field interview, or everytime you take your radio out.


I'm starting to think writting all of this could of been ... kinda dumb lol.


Thank you guys.


 

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Over all i do believe 100% in my skills that i can become a great officer and make a diffrence. 


The reason why i said i can shoot the wings off a fly is because i am interested in SWAT, and now that i kinda read what i said.. It sounds a little bittttt... yeaahh.


But i like going target shooting and house clearance and etc tactics. 


I know that i can make a great dective, patrol, or even a meter maid for that matter.


 

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luckiwilson now there you go - you had to go and insult meter maids, dincha.


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Over all i do believe 100% in my skills that i can become a great officer and make a diffrence. 


The reason why i said i can shoot the wings off a fly is because i am interested in SWAT, and now that i kinda read what i said.. It sounds a little bittttt... yeaahh.


But i like going target shooting and house clearance and etc tactics. 


I know that i can make a great dective, patrol, or even a meter maid for that matter.


 


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Over all i do believe 100% in my skills that i can become a great officer and make a diffrence. 


The reason why i said i can shoot the wings off a fly is because i am interested in SWAT, and now that i kinda read what i said.. It sounds a little bittttt... yeaahh.


But i like going target shooting and house clearance and etc tactics. 


I know that i can make a great dective, patrol, or even a meter maid for that matter.


 




Ummmmmmmm....................good luck


You can't cure stupid.

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(*snip*)I'm starting to think writting all of this could of been ... kinda dumb lol.(*snip*)


There is hope for him yet..........


 


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I'm trying to figure what a dective is and what he/she does?Dare I possibly AGAIN bring up the importance of report writing skills and the ability to convey an idea in writing?

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 OK. OK. Let's cut the rook some slack. His intro was long, but I give him credit for knowing what he wants to do and keeping his eye toward his goals under what must have benn trmendous peer pressure. I say, you've all made your points and he gets it. Now, let's go about welcoming him the way we do all newbies...


 


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Nah.  Sorry.  BigNTS I'd discourage this intro, say... faster than, as the OP states "a pimple on  porn date."


Welcome to PL, Mr. Wilson.  Where future cops start by thinking twice about how they look to a prospective employer.

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 I like that.. Rook.


Here's another one of my bright ideas. I'm gonna keep what i say short.


Meter maid is still a JOB.


On duty I've never had to Re:DO a report.

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 I havn't deleted what i said, because I do make mistakes.. at home typing on the computter.. On the job is not the same.


 

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luckiwilson, spend some time readng Forums.  You'll discover a central theme of putting your best foot forward, and observing well.  Repeated advice -


Introduce yourself professionally.  Refrain from being flip.


Aspiring cops do better to present themselves accurately and conservatively in public record than to brag about marksmanship. 


Heed to the suggestions of seasoned officers who know the ropes.  If they advise you to shorten your narrative it is because they know potential employers will look at your social website history. 


Be circumspect.  Don't advertise your personal life.  In a law enforcement context, less disclosure of personal details here make sense. Take a tip from officers here.  Much of what they disclose is very general.  As it should be.


Aspirations are fine.  However, refrain from appearing to take for granted promotions to prestigious positions requiring a massive amount of hard work, proven skill and unswerving dedication.  Depending upon how you state you goals, simple determination can look inadvertantly presumptuous, even vain.


Instead, be observant and develop cyber-friends who will shine a light on the path ahead.  Training involves criticism.  Hearken well.


These are things I have learned from observing reactions here.  You would know the same things if you had researched the site thoroughly before wading in, waving your arms.  I'm not qualified to train anybody here in anything.  I only echo what I have seen.


Good luck to you.


 

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luckiwilson, spend some time readng Forums.  You'll discover a central theme of putting your best foot forward, and observing well.  Repeated advice -


Introduce yourself professionally.  Refrain from being flip.


Aspiring cops do better to present themselves accurately and conservatively in public record than to brag about marksmanship. 


Heed to the suggestions of seasoned officers who know the ropes.  If they advise you to shorten your narrative it is because they know potential employers will look at your social website history. 


Be circumspect.  Don't advertise your personal life.  In a law enforcement context, less disclosure of personal details here make sense. Take a tip from officers here.  Much of what they disclose is very general.  As it should be.


Aspirations are fine.  However, refrain from appearing to take for granted promotions to prestigious positions requiring a massive amount of hard work, proven skill and unswerving dedication.  Depending upon how you state you goals, simple determination can look inadvertantly presumptuous, even vain.


Instead, be observant and develop cyber-friends who will shine a light on the path ahead.  Training involves criticism.  Hearken well.


These are things I have learned from observing reactions here.  You would know the same things if you had researched the site thoroughly before wading in, waving your arms.  I'm not qualified to train anybody here in anything.  I only echo what I have seen.


Good luck to you.


 



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Big bump to you OCSD-Cadet..I have found, from early on, that whatever MarlyB says is worth heeding and she states it in a constructive manner.A very fine asset to this link.I too wish the best of luck to Mr. Wilson.

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luckiwilson I'm not sworn. But I am a Traffic Officer. My duties include traffic control and parking enforcement. Meter Maid?

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Thank you for your compliment, ssu459.  I only state what I have observed here. 


Happily, there's a full range of ways seasoned professionals like yourself, BigNTS, uncledennis, Romans, csiguy, AJSDaddy and many more here who interact with young, aspiring police officers.  Some here are quite direct. They draw one up short right away, and expect a prompt, courteous response. Some poke fun.  Some shake their heads and dismiss.  Some hang-back and watch.  Some befriend right off the bat.


They ALLmake you think twice. And that's the point.


In every style, there's a conscientious attempt to bring out the best. 


That' kind of genuine interest, experience and receptivity is what sets PL apart.


 


 

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 Jonas your job is traffic division.

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 Welcome to Policelink and good luck to you, luckiwilson.   I will refrain from any further comment, just remember to heed MarlyB's words.  


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There you go, luckiwilson.  I was waiting to see that one come into this thread.


Meet DonnaLynn.  Her advice is gold.


Except for the MarlyB part! 

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 Well I guess you could say i'm already learning and improving. Thank you guys for all the comments. Helps me for further embrassing myself in a post. 


Anyone got any words about military police? Pros/Cons?


 


Much love and stay safe out there!


-Rook

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