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Hello all,


I am currently active duty in the Army, serving in the 82nd Airborne Division. I will have served in the Infantry for 7 years by the time I get out.


I'm looking to learn about becoming a LEO in and around the York, Pennsylvania area. 


Feel free to contact me if you have any similar experiences or if you just want to talk. I am hoping to make some connections and gain some Intel on making this transition smoother.


 


 


 


 

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 Welcome from sunny south Florida :)

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 Welcome to PL from PA.  Down below York. Go to yorkpolicejobs  dot org.   That is the site for the Metropolitan York Police Testing Consortium.  Good luck.  


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Welcome to PL from the Great Northwest...Thank you for your service! My ex hubby was in the 82nd Airborne back in the late 70's; just watch your landings, as he got older his knees were pretty banged up.

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Stay in the military.

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Welcome to Policelink!  Thank you for your service to our country!  Good luck in your pursuits!

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Welcome to Police Link from the Missouri Ozarks.I resided in Pa. for six years.Three in Waynesboro and three in Mt. Pocono.Have two children still living there.York and Lancaster are my favorite cities in your state.I went through reception center at Indiantown Gap and did my basic at Dix.

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 Welcome to PoliceLink! Thanks for your service. I was in the Army for a little bit. Best branch one can go into! I lived on the other side of the state near Pittsburgh for 14yrs. No place like PA!! I have to agree with Uncle D on this. Try to stay in if you can. Either it be reserve or national guard. Switch up your MOS. Just my opinion. But good luck, keep going on this future goal. 


You wouldn't go in there for a million bucks...A Cop does it for less...A Reserve does it for free....

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 Welcome to PoliceLink! Thanks for your service. I was in the Army for a little bit. Best branch one can go into! I lived on the other side of the state near Pittsburgh for 14yrs. No place like PA!! I have to agree with Uncle D on this. Try to stay in if you can. Either it be reserve or national guard. Switch up your MOS. Just my opinion. But good luck, keep going on this future goal. 


 


What did you do in the Army? I am trying to find some people on here that served in the national guard or reserves and did police work as well. It is definetly an option for me, I just want some more insight on how police departments feel about that. (I know they cannot legally come out and say they disapprove of it but there are many ways to get around that)


 


 


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First, welcome to PoliceLink and thank you for your service.


I can't speak for every agency, but mine has no issues with reserve duty.  I have worked with so many reservists, I can't count them all.


Our department has a pay-differential program that allows for 30 days of leave per year to serve.  Several of the folks I work with now had extended deployments (1yr+), but upon return resumed their prior pay/rank/assignments.


Check out the recruiting websites of the agencies you are interested in, and speak to their recruiters directly.  You will likely have to pass a probationary period, and any miltary deployment during that time may extend your probation...for example, we have a 6 month academy, and an additional full year in the field on probation.  If you take military leave during that 18 months, the time you are gone is added to your probation so that you actually serve a full 18 months on-duty, on probation.


You may need to focus on larger departments for this "benefit" since long deployments would be catastrophic to say a department of just 50 sworn officers.

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StrykerBrig21 says ...



 Welcome to PoliceLink! Thanks for your service. I was in the Army for a little bit. Best branch one can go into! I lived on the other side of the state near Pittsburgh for 14yrs. No place like PA!! I have to agree with Uncle D on this. Try to stay in if you can. Either it be reserve or national guard. Switch up your MOS. Just my opinion. But good luck, keep going on this future goal. 


 


What did you do in the Army? I am trying to find some people on here that served in the national guard or reserves and did police work as well. It is definetly an option for me, I just want some more insight on how police departments feel about that. (I know they cannot legally come out and say they disapprove of it but there are many ways to get around that)


 I was supply specialist for an engineer company in the Reserve's. Not what I wanted to do, but at least I got in after many tries. It all depends on the department and its leaderhsip on wether or not they like their officers being in the military. Personally I have not come accrossed a department that has had an issue with letting off for military duty. Its actually federal law that they let you off for drill, cause your on orders. No one can break that order, if they do your looking at a big lawsuit. The reason I say stay in is cause all that active duty time counts towards your retirement if you go NG/Reserve. You could end up retiring from both Military and Police with a nice pention and benefits.Some of my friends that I went through the reserve police training with had no problem transitioning from active duty to police work. One of my best friends in that class took all the training and hit the streets so much that the department hired him on after a year. That could be an option for you, look for auxiliary or reserve police work. Even though its free and volunteer work, it could open doors. But all this comes down to what you want to do. If you want out, by all means start looking now for departments. Just think hard of all the pros and cons. 


 



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Welcome to PL from CA. Thank you for your service. I wish you the best in your career pursuit.

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 Welcome to PL from NJ.


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