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Posted about 2 years ago

 

Just hit 40 and have revived a life long dream of being a cop. Quit a six-figure job with great benefits to begin the long journey of losing weight in preparation for the application process.  I've always been a level-headed guy who gives back to the community in various ways. I believe I was born to be a cop and have a fire in me to take the risks of stepping away from a good job to join a prestigious police department and be a part of this amazing family. 


 


Wish me luck. The road ahead won't be easy. 


Thanks for our support. 

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Maybe it is just me but your comments sent some major flags. You state you are level headed and quit a six figure job to lose weight to process with an agency. I am going to call BS to your story. Keep posting so I can get a better read on you. I will hold off on my welcome.

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What do you mean a prestigous department?

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What do you mean a prestigous department?


 


A notable well-respected police department with good pay and benefits in a military/LEO friendly city. 


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 At 40 I hope you have military or prior LE or some of the more notable departments may not take you due to age restrictions. You may have to put yourself through training and hope that some of the less notable but still prestigious departments will take you. You are right about it being a long road ahead.  Still don't understand why a person making six figures would want to quit with no guarantee of success. 

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Call it whatever you wish. There are many details in my story that would probably bring better context and make it more plausible for suspecting minds. I didn't expect it to trigger a "BS" flag.   It's not unbelievable nor is it unreasonable for someone to change careers and take time off (be financially able to) to focus on the transition, which in my case requires weight goals for one.   Life is not just about money, and I've come to realize that I have a shot at doing something I've always been passionate about.  Nothing more to read into than that. 


 


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Maybe it is just me but your comments sent some major flags. You state you are level headed and quit a six figure job to lose weight to process with an agency. I am going to call BS to your story. Keep posting so I can get a better read on you. I will hold off on my welcome.


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I agree, it is a long shot.  I have LEO friends (those relatively new to the department) that had fellow cadets closer to the 45 cut-off and make the grade.  As I mentioned before, I've come to place in my life where money was no longer an issue. If a career in law enforecement doesn't happen for me, I can easily get back into the legal field. 


 


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 At 40 I hope you have military or prior LE or some of the more notable departments may not take you due to age restrictions. You may have to put yourself through training and hope that some of the less notable but still prestigious departments will take you. You are right about it being a long road ahead.  Still don't understand why a person making six figures would want to quit with no guarantee of success. 


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Welcome to PL from the midwest.  San Antonio is a good department, but has high standards, so hopefully your background is squeaky clean and you can get into good physical shape.

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Thanks for the warm welcome and encouraging words. 


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Welcome to PL from the midwest.  San Antonio is a good department, but has high standards, so hopefully your background is squeaky clean and you can get into good physical shape.


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 Welcome to PL from PA.  Good luck.  I think I would have lost weight and got in shape while still working though.


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Thanks.


 The firm I was with was demanding more travel and time (think 70-80 hour weeks and 40% travel) with little flexibility.  It was really time to move on.  


 


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 Welcome to PL from PA.  Good luck.  I think I would have lost weight and got in shape while still working though.


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 Welcome to PL from NJ. 


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Welcome to Police Link, from Ohio!!


Interesting career move. Wish you the best in obtaining your goal. Hopefully, your move didn't burn any bridges. If the Law Enforcement field doesn't pan out, can you return to your previous job?


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Welcome to Police Link from Philly.


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Welcome from Houston.


I can say it isn't uncommon to see people give up high-rise jobs for their dreams usually around the same age bracket. I see it quite often in my line of work. Seeing it in LE too, isn't far fetched at all. Just sit down and make sure it's a change you are 100% sure about because like many before you once you make that shift you may find the romantic image isn't all it's cracked up to be and the cold hard truth set's in.


Don't let me or anyone else discourage you from your dream but do weigh your options carefully before setting out and make sure it is what you want to do.


Good luck


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Welcome to PL...

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No bridges burned, thankfully. 


 


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Welcome to Police Link, from Ohio!!


Interesting career move. Wish you the best in obtaining your goal. Hopefully, your move didn't burn any bridges. If the Law Enforcement field doesn't pan out, can you return to your previous job?


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Having been among LEO/military friends and family for my entire life, I know what I am going into.  This isn't a fly-by-night decision based on COPS re-runs. Having done a good share of volunteer Chaplaincy work has also given me some  insight into the "bad", glamorous side of police life.  Some of my ride alongs entailed hours of watching officers generating DWI reports up the kawazoo (yawn), and gay bar drama.  Irrespective of my experiences, I know what type of person makes the cut and I strongly feel I have (or am) what it takes.


You certainly have a good grasp on life cycles and I do appreciate your fair and honest welcome. 


 


 


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Welcome from Houston.


I can say it isn't uncommon to see people give up high-rise jobs for their dreams usually around the same age bracket. I see it quite often in my line of work. Seeing it in LE too, isn't far fetched at all. Just sit down and make sure it's a change you are 100% sure about because like many before you once you make that shift you may find the romantic image isn't all it's cracked up to be and the cold hard truth set's in.


Don't let me or anyone else discourage you from your dream but do weigh your options carefully before setting out and make sure it is what you want to do.


Good luck


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 Welcome from sunny south Florida.