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  • #31
    Originally posted by Cable View Post
    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

    If he had to go in the hospital we had to leave our guns in a guard shack on the ER drive.

    <sigh> Memories
    Unarmed @ CCH... That's just plain hilarious. Especially with the occassional gang fight that breaks out when one of the "homies" get smoked!

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    • #32
      Yeah, not that those Korean war era guns they issued us would do any good.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by MA Tiedel View Post
        The Aviation Security Officers go to the Cook County police academy at Triton College. I have a friend who is one of the instructors there. They are certified as police officers even though they don't carry weapons on-duty.
        Right, but they had hired 2 while I was in the academy and for some reason Aviation could not wait for the next county class so they sent them to CPD's academy.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by loyolapd
          Lol..Thanks for checking it out. I also saw one of your officers at the testing for University of Chicago PD. Dont want to name any name's but he hates it. The main guy I talk to likes it there, so Im sure its what you make of it and the pay is pretty decent. Last time I'm checked city of chicago career website it said you guys topped out at 70k right now. I wouldn't complain.
          I already know who you're talking about...lol

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          • #35
            Originally posted by loyolapd
            You think they will be posting positions again in March? Or keep going off the invisible list?...lol
            I would think they would post something by march...they have 3 in the academy now... Ill see if i can find out.

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            • #36
              Cook County Oak Forest Hospital Police Officer at your service...

              Originally Posted by Cable
              LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

              If he had to go in the hospital we had to leave our guns in a guard shack on the ER drive.

              <sigh> Memories


              You must have left the Hospital PD with a bad taste in your mouth...

              You should remember that things change and maybe you left
              during the bad times... To bad. ...

              I have been at the job for over 15 years and I never let the simple
              things get me to leave...

              In my 15 years and still going I'm the most active officer on patrol in and out of our squads... I love traffic stops and confiscate as many illegally used handicapped placards
              all day long... Plus the tickets and court calls...

              And guess what...

              We carry our firearms all the time...

              Like I said things change...

              You left to early and missed how it is to be a police officer
              in a hospital setting...

              Be safe and anyone who has the heart to become a officer anywhere
              remember we just want one thing...

              To get home in one piece...

              I have the ribbons to prove it...

              Come visit us some time...

              You might like what you see...

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              • #37
                the aviation special police they have a chicago residency requirement right?

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by OFHPD300 View Post
                  Originally Posted by Cable
                  LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

                  If he had to go in the hospital we had to leave our guns in a guard shack on the ER drive.

                  <sigh> Memories


                  You must have left the Hospital PD with a bad taste in your mouth...

                  You should remember that things change and maybe you left
                  during the bad times... To bad. ...

                  I have been at the job for over 15 years and I never let the simple
                  things get me to leave...

                  In my 15 years and still going I'm the most active officer on patrol in and out of our squads... I love traffic stops and confiscate as many illegally used handicapped placards
                  all day long... Plus the tickets and court calls...

                  And guess what...

                  We carry our firearms all the time...

                  Like I said things change...

                  You left to early and missed how it is to be a police officer
                  in a hospital setting...

                  Be safe and anyone who has the heart to become a officer anywhere
                  remember we just want one thing...

                  To get home in one piece...

                  I have the ribbons to prove it...

                  Come visit us some time...

                  You might like what you see...
                  Been to Oak Forest a couple of times.

                  You guys have it better than us. Trust me on that.

                  A couple of points about your comments:

                  1st, I do have postitve memories of my time there and made a lot of lifelong friendships. Leaving was bittersweet, but necessary. And noone who's left wants to go back.

                  My friends still there say nothings changed, although now they do have a computer in the squad room for officers to use.

                  I was there 16 years and it wasen't the little things that bothered me, it was the big things.

                  You guys have cars, as in more than 1. That the officers can drive. I bet there's a cpu in the car too. Ever try doing a traffic stop on foot? I have. Look, we just got light bars on our cars in 1998. We just started writing parking tickets in 2002. And writing a movers? No.

                  We were allowed to carry our firearms in the building during my rookie year. But only the weapon and ammo they issued. And you had to leave it at work.

                  And like I said things haven't changed

                  And lets face it, and no disrespect intended. You obviously like it at Oak Forest. But your experience is different from mines because we worked at different places. It's 2 completely different departments. 2 completely different work enviornments. Different supervision, different officers, different types of calls. You guys are firefighters, we're not. We have a trauma unit, you don't. Our checks come from the same place, but the similarities end there.

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                  • #39
                    So it was the big things that made you leave and your friends still tell you things have not changed...

                    Like I said...

                    Things have come along way and you jumped ship to soon from Stroger Hospital...(Talk to the new guys...)

                    Three of our officers attended a funeral for one of the Stroger Hospital Police Officers and they were very happy to see us there...

                    Afterwards both departments have been in communication since and this is for the better...Those officers at Stroger were very professional in regards to appearance and I found that they had the right frame of mind for bring hospital police officers...

                    I hate to rain on your parade; but I love being a police officer/ firefighter at Oak Forest Hospital...

                    When I started there 15 years ago; the old guys were lazy and did not want to do there jobs...

                    When us new guys started to really make a difference and work; I guess the job was to much for them... So as time went on we were glad to see the old guys leave or retire...

                    I learned from them and I would not do the something back to any of our new guys...

                    I helped changed things and make it a respected department...

                    Some people like us and some people don't...
                    Last edited by OFHPD300; 02-08-2011, 07:34 AM. Reason: Type o

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                    • #40
                      OF, your missing the point.

                      We were similar once. OFH was able to improve, Stroger wasn't. You've got pro-active management, we don't. Oak Forest Hospital supports you, Stroger doesn't support us.

                      The difference in our departments are staggering.

                      The department has gotten older by design. Older officers don't look for other jobs as patrolmen.

                      LOL! Your old guys leave, ours don't. They hold on until they get their 30 in. Your dept likes youth.

                      You're given the chance to patrol the streets, we rarely do.

                      The changes you guys have from my first visit in 93 to my last in 04 have been outstanding. Back in 93 we were similar departments with similar problems. The difference is, Oak Forest Hospital backed you guys and gave you the chance to improve. Strogers still trying to replace us with armed security guards.

                      I was at Park's funeral too. It's always great to see our brothers from the south.

                      And you're always welcome to visit. See what it's like.

                      We like our jobs but hate where we work.

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                      • #41
                        Very true Cable...

                        I could have not said it any better...

                        The Aviation Police have a long way to go and I'm hoping that someday their chance to shine will come in a big way...

                        We both have been thru the school of hard knocks with both departments and one thing for sure,
                        we never gave up to better ourselves in this line of work...

                        I would say to anyone who has the chance to get into any department, being aviation police, campus or hospital police to get in and give it a try...

                        At least get that Police Academy out of the way, so you have the opportunity to open alot of doors to a great line of work...

                        Be safe out there...

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by ochave000 View Post
                          the aviation special police they have a chicago residency requirement right?
                          "Aviation Police" does have a residency requirement...its sucks.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by loyolapd
                            Do you guys patrol outside of the O’Hare Airport? Reason I ask is because I was on my way to Villa Park PD picking up an app today and I saw a couple squads on Mannheim Rd n Irving Park stopping somebody…

                            Yes.

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                            • #44
                              Any word yet when they will be testing or hiring soon?

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by ochave000 View Post
                                Any word yet when they will be testing or hiring soon?
                                No, a lot of Political issues have been occurring around the airport. I would say everything will be on a hold until a little after mayor elect takes office...

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