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Hello,


My name is Tony and I'm new to Police Link.  I started my interest in Police work when I was 16 by joining the Police Cadet Program at my local PD.  I took a deep interest and worked my way up the ranks until I reached Cadet Captain after 5 years.  I participated in 2 National and 3 State Law Enforcement Explorer competitions judged by the DEA, FBI and ATF.  I received multiple certs/training from different agencies in Terrorist Bombing Response, Medical Incident Response, SWAT Tactics, Defensive Tactics, Tactical Firearm Training and Rapid Response Deployment.  I then became a Community Service Officer at my PD for 3 out of the 5 years while also a Cadet.  I was then given the opportunity to become a Part-time Patrolman which I eagerly accepted.  I completed the IL Police Academy and shortly after I was given the sad news that due to steep budget cuts, my PD could not keep me on. 


I took my certification and went through Emergency Medical Technician school where I experienced work in an ER as well as riding with two local Fire Department Ambulances .  Shortly after, I was given the opportunity to work as a Police Officer/EMT for my current employer, the Chicago Zoological Society-Brookfield Zoo Police Department.  If you've actually heard we exist, you are one of the few.


That is my career story so far, thank you for your time.

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Welcome to Policelink from Californa!

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 Hi Tony, warm greetings from Hotlanta.  Thank you for your introduction.  I wish you all the best!


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Good evening Tony,welcome to Police Link.So,you're in Chitown,fine place.I lived in Park Forest for three years.Much good fortune with your future endeavors.

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 Welcome to PL from Ohio.  Best of luck to you.

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 Welcome from sunny south Florida.

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Welcome to Police Link, Tony!! Hello from Ohio!!!


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Tony, welcome to PL from the midwest.  So whaty does a zoo cop do?

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Yes!  This would make a unique forum topic!  Please consider!

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Cedardale says ...

Tony, welcome to PL from the midwest.  So whaty does a zoo cop do?



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 Welcome to PoliceLink from southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Welcome from north eastern ohio


 

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Tony, welcome to PL from the midwest.  So whaty does a zoo cop do?



 



Thank you everybody for the warm wishes.  This is a question I am often asked!




My duties are to protect the people from the animals and vice versa.  We are a fully vested Police Department that is commissioned through the cities of Brookfield, IL and Riverside, IL.  We patrol the Zoo grounds and off-site properties, handle all the money throughout the park, issue citations for various parking-related offenses and make arrests when necessary. We are also IL licensed Emergency Medical Techs and we have our own Police Ambulance.  The service calls we mainly respond to are medical but our primary function is Police.  Our Police related calls for service revolve around Disorderly Conduct, DUI, Reckless Driving, Shoplifting, Animal Abuse, etc.  




We are the only Zoo in the country to have fully licensed and vested Police Officers/EMT's.



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Tony, welcome to PL from the midwest.  So whaty does a zoo cop do?



 



Thank you everybody for the warm wishes.  This is a question I am often asked!




My duties are to protect the people from the animals and vice versa.  We are a fully vested Police Department that is commissioned through the cities of Brookfield, IL and Riverside, IL.  We patrol the Zoo grounds and off-site properties, handle all the money throughout the park, issue citations for various parking-related offenses and make arrests when necessary. We are also IL licensed Emergency Medical Techs and we have our own Police Ambulance.  The service calls we mainly respond to are medical but our primary function is Police.  Our Police related calls for service revolve around Disorderly Conduct, DUI, Reckless Driving, Shoplifting, Animal Abuse, etc.  




We are the only Zoo in the country to have fully licensed and vested Police Officers/EMT's.


 


There are police officers hired to protect trains, why not a zoo? :-)




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