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Me_kodiak_photo_max50

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Posted over 6 years ago

 

I am wanting to get into an IED squad. I can not however find a way to get into the Hazardous Devices school. I am not ona force as of yer as I am still finishing my bachelor's in criminal justice. Any help on how to get into this trianing course?

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

Dude, you got to take one step at a time, first you have to get on.

LE does not have walk-ins like the NFL

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

UHHHHHH WHAT??????


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SCREW TIBET FREE SCOTLAND !!!!

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

I'm just simply trying to max out my training before I get on the force. I realize that I'll have to prove myself as a regular officer first and I don't have a problem with that. I want to take a IED disposal course to go with the associate's degree I have in Robotics and the Bachelor's Degree I will have in august in Criminal Justice.

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First of all, I admire the fact that you have set goals for yourself already. However, being a Bomb Technician, I can tell you that you will have several challenges before you in the future. Initially you will have to be brought on to the squad. After that you will be subjected to, what seems to be, a thousand questions from the FBI. Then onto the complete physical...and I mean COMPLETE!

After all of that, if you pass everything, you get to spend six weeks in sunny Huntsville, AL. Where you will complete the following tasks: Sleep, School, Study, Drink, Eat, Repeat. It will be like your own personal version of "Groundhog Day".

I will enlighten you on a couple of things though. First of all, Rex is right. We dont have walk-ins and this aint an easy job. Secondly, there are NO reputable "IED" courses to assist your degree. If there is, I want to know about it, so I can shut it down! What a Bomb Technician does is a dark art and not shared with civilians...period. Third, most of us do not think very highly of Criminal Justice degrees. Most of them are taught by liberals and we dont think highly of THEM either.

Good luck on your endeavour though.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

badkarma said:

First of all, I admire the fact that you have set goals for yourself already. However, being a Bomb Technician, I can tell you that you will have several challenges before you in the future. Initially you will have to be brought on to the squad. After that you will be subjected to, what seems to be, a thousand questions from the FBI. Then onto the complete physical...and I mean COMPLETE!

After all of that, if you pass everything, you get to spend six weeks in sunny Huntsville, AL. Where you will complete the following tasks: Sleep, School, Study, Drink, Eat, Repeat. It will be like your own personal version of "Groundhog Day".

I will enlighten you on a couple of things though. First of all, Rex is right. We dont have walk-ins and this aint an easy job. Secondly, there are NO reputable "IED" courses to assist your degree. If there is, I want to know about it, so I can shut it down! What a Bomb Technician does is a dark art and not shared with civilians...period. Third, most of us do not think very highly of Criminal Justice degrees. Most of them are taught by liberals and we dont think highly of THEM either.

Good luck on your endeavour though.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

badkarma said:

First of all, I admire the fact that you have set goals for yourself already. However, being a Bomb Technician, I can tell you that you will have several challenges before you in the future. Initially you will have to be brought on to the squad. After that you will be subjected to, what seems to be, a thousand questions from the FBI. Then onto the complete physical...and I mean COMPLETE!

After all of that, if you pass everything, you get to spend six weeks in sunny Huntsville, AL. Where you will complete the following tasks: Sleep, School, Study, Drink, Eat, Repeat. It will be like your own personal version of "Groundhog Day".

I will enlighten you on a couple of things though. First of all, Rex is right. We dont have walk-ins and this aint an easy job. Secondly, there are NO reputable "IED" courses to assist your degree. If there is, I want to know about it, so I can shut it down! What a Bomb Technician does is a dark art and not shared with civilians...period. Third, most of us do not think very highly of Criminal Justice degrees. Most of them are taught by liberals and we dont think highly of THEM either.

Good luck on your endeavour though.

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First of all, I admire the fact that you have set goals for yourself already. However, being a Bomb Technician, I can tell you.............

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

Where I am at I have already stated my intrest in an IED squad position and BOTH units said that I needed that federal course first. So naturally I am trying my best to get into it so I can have all my ducks in a row and not miss anything importaint. Oh and by the way that thing about eat drink study sleep repeat, I have been a college student for years and I am very familiar with that situation

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

I have tried out for the bomb squad waiting to here if i get the spot that is open wish me luck

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

Good Luck!
I want to do that myself but like I wrote earlier all the squads want that FBI training First and I am running into a brick wall trying to get in.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

Just real quick and to the point, you are not going to get the training at HDS until you are on a squad. You have to be on a bomb squad before you attend the school at Huntsville. Get your degree, get on with a Department, get some experience under your belt and then put in to go to the squad. Good Luck

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RexBolo911 said:

Dude, you got to take one step at a time, first you have to get on.

LE does not have walk-ins like the NFL

Exactly, there's that whole PATROL OFFICER before any specialty, ya gotta start at the basic level and learn the main ropes before trying to go to some high speed team, division, task force, etc.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

Buddy come on listen to these guys become LE first then work your way to where you want to be it's not going to be as easy as you would like it to be or may think it would be. There's no EOD correspondence course or Community College class. Sllllloooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww down.


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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

Alright already, I get the picture! thanks for the input. I was getting the cart in front of the horse because of what the local EOD squad people were telling me. As far as I thought you had to get the training first, guess not.

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

I actually found an civilian unexploded ordinance training course that is actually DOD acredited. Ok, would this assist my chances on geting onto a team afther the initial patrol work?