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    Why doesn't anyone ever give this agency any love? It's a fast hiring process (typically 2-3 months), you have limitless promotional opportunity throughout the country, and it's a covered federal law enforcement position. Furthermore, it gives you leverage into other federal jobs as many vacancies are only open to current federal status candidates. For those of you trying to get into federal LE, take a look at the BOP. And, no, I'm not a recruiter...

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    Originally posted by Nieto2588 View Post
    Why doesn't anyone ever give this agency any love? It's a fast hiring process (typically 2-3 months), you have limitless promotional opportunity throughout the country, and it's a covered federal law enforcement position. Furthermore, it gives you leverage into other federal jobs as many vacancies are only open to current federal status candidates. For those of you trying to get into federal LE, take a look at the BOP. And, no, I'm not a recruiter...
    I worked in a prison for 4 years....that was enough.
    Not all men can be U.S. Marines that is why there is the Army, Navy and Air Force.

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    • #3
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      Last edited by Mike_kilo; 05-31-2017, 08:35 PM.

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      • #4
        I was there for two years and that was enough. It's a great foot in the door. It's not a career.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Nieto2588 View Post
          Why doesn't anyone ever give this agency any love? It's a fast hiring process (typically 2-3 months), you have limitless promotional opportunity throughout the country, and it's a covered federal law enforcement position. Furthermore, it gives you leverage into other federal jobs as many vacancies are only open to current federal status candidates. For those of you trying to get into federal LE, take a look at the BOP. And, no, I'm not a recruiter...
          Probably because no one likes having poop flung at them. I kid I kid. In all seriousness anyone working in a prison has my utmost respect.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mike_kilo View Post
            I never got into corrections because you're basically spending 20+ years behind prison walls with inmates, only difference is you're getting paid for it and get to go home at the end of the shift. It's also not LE as you're not enforcing any laws.
            Mike - The BOP is unlike most corrections positions. Officers are commissioned and receive full federal law enforcement salary and retirement. Staff fall under H.R 218 (LEOSA) and can carry in all 50 U.S. states because of their law enforcement status. The agency also has investigative units that conduct formal investigations into criminal activity at each respective institution and whom forward cases for prosecution -- like any other law enforcement agency.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by La_Bamba View Post

              In all seriousness anyone working in a prison has my utmost respect.
              +1

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              • #8
                If you look at most of them trying to run the track at FLETC, that's why they get a bad rap.

                I personally have never had any bad dealings with them

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                • #9
                  I did it for about 2.5 years. It is a great opportunity. You can make GL-09 in about 3 to 4 years, then GS-11 the following year; then Captain, Associate Warden. Warden is political. It's mainly the culture you have to get used to. I think it was more professional than some state correctional officers. Are we the fat guys running our little quarter mile at FLETC yea we are, but we are out in 5 weeks while you all are still sweating it out there. Just remember that BOP also stands for Big Ole Paycheck. BOP loves the 6c benefits but does not want you to have any responsibility that comes with it. Yea you get creds now, yea you can carry, but you better not get into anything at all. The BOP wants inmates happy and not complaining or rioting, so you have to watch your p's and q's so that you do not get complaints. But I got a few life long friends that are pulling in 75g's now and love what they do. The training is good and often. Just like with any L.E. job if you have management that backs you, its a great job. If they don't then well you will be looking for another job. Seniority is everything in the BOP, for specialty jobs, shift bid anything else. But there is plenty of opportunity to move around to other departments as well. It takes about 2 years to start moving around. Your first year sucks bad, but get through that year and it gets a lot easier. PM me if you want more info.

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                  • #10
                    I disagree with one thing about the training. Having training from multiple agencies federal and local, BOP training is pretty bad. I was a part of SORT (Special Operations Response Team) and even that training was very unorganized. So i don't know what training you've had but I've had a good amount of training but I can't say I've had a lot of beneficial training. But like he said it's a good opportunity and great for the resume.

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                    • #11
                      Kmiech,

                      I was talking more DCT is pretty good. SORT is all what the warden wants to put into it. General stuff though handcuffing, escorting, BPT, SHU, stuff like that was good and beneficial I think. But I was at a newer USP as well.

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                      • #12
                        Never worked BOP, but it could be a career or good foot in the door for a person. I think a great selling point people have to realize is that they are 6C (LEO) retirement and many 0083 (Police Officer) jobs are not. Not to mention being considered LEO locks you in for other LEO agencies and there is always the advantages for safety under LEOSA. So, while it may not be the glamorous stuff, federal law enforcement itself isnt. Remember plenty of BOP when I was down at FLETC for LMPT.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Raidergx View Post
                          I did it for about 2.5 years. It is a great opportunity. You can make GL-09 in about 3 to 4 years, then GS-11 the following year; then Captain, Associate Warden. Warden is political. It's mainly the culture you have to get used to. I think it was more professional than some state correctional officers. Are we the fat guys running our little quarter mile at FLETC yea we are, but we are out in 5 weeks while you all are still sweating it out there. Just remember that BOP also stands for Big Ole Paycheck. BOP loves the 6c benefits but does not want you to have any responsibility that comes with it. Yea you get creds now, yea you can carry, but you better not get into anything at all. The BOP wants inmates happy and not complaining or rioting, so you have to watch your p's and q's so that you do not get complaints. But I got a few life long friends that are pulling in 75g's now and love what they do. The training is good and often. Just like with any L.E. job if you have management that backs you, its a great job. If they don't then well you will be looking for another job. Seniority is everything in the BOP, for specialty jobs, shift bid anything else. But there is plenty of opportunity to move around to other departments as well. It takes about 2 years to start moving around. Your first year sucks bad, but get through that year and it gets a lot easier. PM me if you want more info.
                          Do you think some of the prison politics has to do with the reason a person is actually in federal prison? I imagine it's a lot of drug charges and possibly white collar crime?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by m.p.c View Post
                            If you look at most of them trying to run the track at FLETC, that's why they get a bad rap.

                            I personally have never had any bad dealings with them
                            Def remember some big dudes at FLETC, always the running joke about them being the first in the chow hall lines too. But, I think a lot of people didn't realize a lot of those classes were the non-correctional officers also. (i.e. support staff people.) Plus, personally I always figured they like hiring big dudes to pile drive people back into the cages lol.

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                            • #15
                              i was a really big dude when i started with the BOP im down 87 pounds and im shooting for another 80-90 :P

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