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Posted 9 months ago

 

Hello,


Does anyone have any experience working as a Police Officer for the Dept. of the Army? I know that they were hiring on the North Carolina coast not too long ago and it sparked my interest.  I know the job is more security based than it is traditional law enforcement, but it seems they are offered a lot of different training opportunities and certs.  Also, the coast of North Carolina seems like a very desirable place to settle down.  Any info would be appreciated.  Thank you.

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Rate This | Posted 9 months ago

 

Why not call them?

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Rated +1 | Posted 9 months ago

 

I could, but why not ask members of the forum first?

White_shirt_max50

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I guess thats the chief in me. I like to see people conduct their own research.

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Rated +1 | Posted 9 months ago

 

I understand, however, this is research.  I'm looking for opinions from individuals that have first hand experience working as a Dept. of the Army Police Officer.  Not one specific base, although the N. Carolina job interested me.  If you or any other members have any questions about working as a law enforcement ranger for the National Park Service, a park ranger for the US Army Corps of Engineers or as a New Hampshire State Corrections Officer, I'd love to share my thoughts and experiences.

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 I am DoD, not with the Army but with Navy. They are all the same, DOD. We are not in the 6C retirement so retirement is peanuts after decades of work.  Each location has their own training as well as some additional stuff. All are governed by Army Regulation 190-56, and each installation has their own take on it. In my opinion you will be happier where you are at or in a municpality.  There is a FB page dedicated to DOD. DOD CIVILIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT is the group. Read and talk to some of those guys. If you are a 0025 with 6C, stay where you are. DoD is downsizing and reducing forces as well as furloughing. Hope this helps.


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Rate This | Posted 9 months ago

 

That does help.  Thanks a bunch!

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I worked DOD Police before switching to Local police. I waited 3 years and was offered three better jobs in same week. Two Local and DOD Police in Italy.


I switched to town I lived in. Family reasons.


However, I did enjoy my time as a DOD Civilian Police Officer,


But I caution....there was big difference from Base to Base .................and especially  "Active Base vs Reserve Center" and/or a Open Post versus a Closed Post. 


You need to check out the location that you would be posted to/patrolling. Some are just like city/town policing...... and others are heavy into security and gate duty.


Good Luck.


KRG


 

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Ive worked DACP for 10 yrs and Im also an active Deputy Sheriff.  I would a lot rather work full time for a local dept, I just cant take the paycut.  Theres no way I could make this money on a regular dept.  We are as active as we want to be. I arrested 161 people last year on a small Army post and most of them had to appear in Federal Court.  I've been twice declared an Expert Witness in Federal Court which is something a lot of officers don't get to do.  Its very much dependent on your chain of command and the AUSA how much real police work you are allowed to do. I've had 4 police chiefs and 4 AUSA's in 10 years. Some good and some horrible. I always believed that I get paid to work 12.5 hrs a shift. I'm gonna do my best to earn my pay.  That is the exception to the rule though because most Federal Police Officers I know are Retired on Active Duty just collecting a paycheck