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    I am going to say somebody I know was a police officer from a small agency here in southern california. Long story short, he left the department shortly after being hired, due to a family crisis. Moved out of state and came back, was hired on again, but for honest family reasons had to re-sign again. My question, would it be to much for this person to ask for another opportunity for re-hire a third time , if he left solely for family and a good reason? Any response would be highly appreciated.

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    • #3
      Interesting. I had a friend (really, it wasnt me) who did the same thing. It all depends on his reputation and the agency. However, what I would tell this friend is how was having an LE job different that another job? You still gotta pay the bills. What I think your friend should do is ask himself if LE is where they need to be if they bail every time the going gets rough.

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      • #4
        If it's a small agency, he should ask the chief before applying again. I would be highly skeptical. It costs a lot of money to hire someone, even if he worked for you before.
        Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
        Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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        • #5
          If this guy really wanted to, he could get re-hired - if not by the same agency then another. No one can tell you how your life will pan out, only you can control your own life. The real question he/she should ask oneself is will the two other times the person had to leave repeat itself?

          What's the old saying?; You'll never get different results if you keep doing the same things over again.
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          • #6
            Most people just go out on leave of absences so it's not an issue. My department gives a year at a time which can be extended.

            My department may or may not hire the people back who just quit. Usually not. It depends on how well they are 'liked.'

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            • #7
              Your question is too general to give an honest answer. I dont know what a legitimate family crises or whatever you called it, actually is. I can see some justified issues, like your mother is dying and lives out of the area and you need to go take care of her, but I can see other issues where you were just being a drama queen. Not every family issue os a justifcation for quitting the job.
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              "We are not cops nor Feds." yet he still poses as an officer Hmmmm


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              • #8
                If I was the chief of a small agency and you did this to me, I'd be REAL skeptical about hiring you a third time..
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                "The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."
                Albert Einstein

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