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  • NYC Special Officer Exam#9307

    Wanted to know if anyone here took this test and anyone who is current LEO pr Special officers can shed some light on THE TRUTH! about the job. I read a ton of forums from 2011 but it doesnt hurt for someone to reiterate.

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    The special officer title sucks right now for anyone thats looking for it to be a career. You can get hired by 15 different agencies most of them having you only doing security like functions such as sign this guess in and out. The title is fragmented and so in 5 agencies out of the 15 you will be performing extra duties that the other agencies don’t.

    I work for DHSPD. Love the clowns hate the circus. As a Dept of Homeless Services Police special officer expect the same as any other department in NYC that does general law enforcement. You will attend an academy that by the time they call you will probably be 3 months long. Once you get out of the academy you will get assigned a shelter or if they still have it to the Citywide Response Group which is basically officers that work an off schedule and mostly go other shelters to relieve officers that are stuck for overtime if theres not a detail. Hopefully you get CRG. Anyways you will get whatever tour and RDOs thats open. You signed that you can work any tour and RDOs and even anywhere in the city dont complain now because had it been NYPD or NYC Corrections you would be subject to the same.

    Next depending on what site you get assigned to you may have a single male or single female adult shelter. We have a family intake and one family shelter and two couples adults shelters. Now the single male and single females could be multiple things. Some are MICA which is Mentally Ill Chemical Abuse, some are Sex offender shelters, and some are just shelters where the general clients are problems that come in intoxicated, fight and basically break all of the DHS intake rules but they do not suspend these clients for whatever reason. Depending on who the head honcho is of DHSPD is at the time you will find that DHSPD doesnt know if its law enforcement first or social services first.

    Thirdly be prepared to be mandated at the very last moment. Be prepared to stop fights and be ready to detain/restrain individuals. Be prepared to write summonses, arrest individuals and do all the paperwork involved and the actual arrest process. We take the areested individuals to the precinct, to the hospital, to the courthouse, to corrections. We also carry an ASP baton, oc spray, a X26p taser, handcuffs, wear a identical uniform to NYPD only difference is the patch and we dont have a firearm.

    The pros of DHSPD. We need people and if you’re looking to rank up. You can become a sergeant and a lieutenant pretty fast of course as long as you meet the requirements. The pay for new officers sucks and Im not of the fan and the ****ty contracts they offer us. You can work overtime even though they’re trying to cut that out.

    The cons? You can be transferred immediately next day. If they hire you provisional you can still be called by other agencies until an agency gets to your name off the list and you can go to them or stay with DHSPD keep your time and salary and roll over to probationary period. During probation and provisional you can be fired without a reason. Dont worry DHSPD doesnt do this unless you really **** up.

    If you want to do law enforcement and make arrests and write summonses come to DHSPD. We mimic NYPD in a bad way except we’re primarily inside shelters. Could be a career for the stuff you deal with everyday but our officers dont care enough to vote no on contracts or to vote out our current union.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by The hopeful View Post
      The special officer title sucks right now for anyone thats looking for it to be a career. You can get hired by 15 different agencies most of them having you only doing security like functions such as sign this guess in and out. The title is fragmented and so in 5 agencies out of the 15 you will be performing extra duties that the other agencies don’t.

      I work for DHSPD. Love the clowns hate the circus. As a Dept of Homeless Services Police special officer expect the same as any other department in NYC that does general law enforcement. You will attend an academy that by the time they call you will probably be 3 months long. Once you get out of the academy you will get assigned a shelter or if they still have it to the Citywide Response Group which is basically officers that work an off schedule and mostly go other shelters to relieve officers that are stuck for overtime if theres not a detail. Hopefully you get CRG. Anyways you will get whatever tour and RDOs thats open. You signed that you can work any tour and RDOs and even anywhere in the city dont complain now because had it been NYPD or NYC Corrections you would be subject to the same.

      Next depending on what site you get assigned to you may have a single male or single female adult shelter. We have a family intake and one family shelter and two couples adults shelters. Now the single male and single females could be multiple things. Some are MICA which is Mentally Ill Chemical Abuse, some are Sex offender shelters, and some are just shelters where the general clients are problems that come in intoxicated, fight and basically break all of the DHS intake rules but they do not suspend these clients for whatever reason. Depending on who the head honcho is of DHSPD is at the time you will find that DHSPD doesnt know if its law enforcement first or social services first.

      Thirdly be prepared to be mandated at the very last moment. Be prepared to stop fights and be ready to detain/restrain individuals. Be prepared to write summonses, arrest individuals and do all the paperwork involved and the actual arrest process. We take the areested individuals to the precinct, to the hospital, to the courthouse, to corrections. We also carry an ASP baton, oc spray, a X26p taser, handcuffs, wear a identical uniform to NYPD only difference is the patch and we dont have a firearm.

      The pros of DHSPD. We need people and if you’re looking to rank up. You can become a sergeant and a lieutenant pretty fast of course as long as you meet the requirements. The pay for new officers sucks and Im not of the fan and the ****ty contracts they offer us. You can work overtime even though they’re trying to cut that out.

      The cons? You can be transferred immediately next day. If they hire you provisional you can still be called by other agencies until an agency gets to your name off the list and you can go to them or stay with DHSPD keep your time and salary and roll over to probationary period. During probation and provisional you can be fired without a reason. Dont worry DHSPD doesnt do this unless you really **** up.

      If you want to do law enforcement and make arrests and write summonses come to DHSPD. We mimic NYPD in a bad way except we’re primarily inside shelters. Could be a career for the stuff you deal with everyday but our officers dont care enough to vote no on contracts or to vote out our current union.
      ****.. . Even your pros had cons lmao

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      • #4
        I went to the Provisional hiring pool but didnt get called does that mean I'm less likely to get hired in the future , and how do u stand out with the 100s off ppl there I figured me being a emt would stand out pretty good
        Last edited by Emtd57; 03-14-2019, 09:30 PM.

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        • #5
          Being an EMT doesn’t make you stand out. When would you use those skills?
          Now go home and get your shine box!

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          • #6
            Working under stressful situations. And being able to think quick

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            • #7
              Originally posted by The hopeful View Post
              The special officer title sucks right now for anyone thats looking for it to be a career. You can get hired by 15 different agencies most of them having you only doing security like functions such as sign this guess in and out. The title is fragmented and so in 5 agencies out of the 15 you will be performing extra duties that the other agencies don’t.

              I work for DHSPD. Love the clowns hate the circus. As a Dept of Homeless Services Police special officer expect the same as any other department in NYC that does general law enforcement. You will attend an academy that by the time they call you will probably be 3 months long. Once you get out of the academy you will get assigned a shelter or if they still have it to the Citywide Response Group which is basically officers that work an off schedule and mostly go other shelters to relieve officers that are stuck for overtime if theres not a detail. Hopefully you get CRG. Anyways you will get whatever tour and RDOs thats open. You signed that you can work any tour and RDOs and even anywhere in the city dont complain now because had it been NYPD or NYC Corrections you would be subject to the same.

              Next depending on what site you get assigned to you may have a single male or single female adult shelter. We have a family intake and one family shelter and two couples adults shelters. Now the single male and single females could be multiple things. Some are MICA which is Mentally Ill Chemical Abuse, some are Sex offender shelters, and some are just shelters where the general clients are problems that come in intoxicated, fight and basically break all of the DHS intake rules but they do not suspend these clients for whatever reason. Depending on who the head honcho is of DHSPD is at the time you will find that DHSPD doesnt know if its law enforcement first or social services first.

              Thirdly be prepared to be mandated at the very last moment. Be prepared to stop fights and be ready to detain/restrain individuals. Be prepared to write summonses, arrest individuals and do all the paperwork involved and the actual arrest process. We take the areested individuals to the precinct, to the hospital, to the courthouse, to corrections. We also carry an ASP baton, oc spray, a X26p taser, handcuffs, wear a identical uniform to NYPD only difference is the patch and we dont have a firearm.

              The pros of DHSPD. We need people and if you’re looking to rank up. You can become a sergeant and a lieutenant pretty fast of course as long as you meet the requirements. The pay for new officers sucks and Im not of the fan and the ****ty contracts they offer us. You can work overtime even though they’re trying to cut that out.

              The cons? You can be transferred immediately next day. If they hire you provisional you can still be called by other agencies until an agency gets to your name off the list and you can go to them or stay with DHSPD keep your time and salary and roll over to probationary period. During probation and provisional you can be fired without a reason. Dont worry DHSPD doesnt do this unless you really **** up.

              If you want to do law enforcement and make arrests and write summonses come to DHSPD. We mimic NYPD in a bad way except we’re primarily inside shelters. Could be a career for the stuff you deal with everyday but our officers dont care enough to vote no on contracts or to vote out our current union.
              Saw a dhs recruitment van floating around Green point recently. Dhspd definitely needs better representation.

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