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  • ab04
    started a topic Being a cop and a YouTuber

    Being a cop and a YouTuber

    How do all!

    I’d like to get some opinions on a topic I haven’t seen on here yet. I was just hired as an officer (finally!!) and start in Dec. for the last year or so I have been making YouTube videos, kind of a vlog, mostly travel and reviews with a little bit of my home life and weight loss.

    What does every think about being on YouTube and being a cop? I enjoy making the videos but I’m also worried It might not be a good idea since it shows some of my personal life.

    Should I delete the channel, or am I worried about nothing?

    thanks!

  • FireCop203
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    One piece of advice.

    “Anything you say can and will be used against you”.

    Everything you say or do in public or put on the internet for everyone to see can be used against you. No subpoena or warrant needed.

    Your life, your decision.

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  • Amigo1342
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    I mean, if you're prepared for your first day (or shortly thereafter) to be as follows:
    - Everyone arrives in the ready room
    - Supervisor walks in and begins roll call
    - He/She (eh.. ill stick with He) then turns around, turns on the tv/lowers a projector screen, and steps out of the way
    - He presses play, and a montage of your youtube footage starts playing, but it has been edited to bust your balls and make fun of you
    - Everyone you work with literally remembers you for that your entire career and laughs at you for it all the time

    If you are ok with that, then yeah.. go ahead and keep it. You thought internet trolls were bad... oh... just wait until you meet LE trolls, who are masters of said craft.

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  • L-1
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    Sometimes you can do it with style and even identify yourself. This LAPD officer has been doing it for years. Based on how well its done and how long its lasted, I suspect that behind the scenes, LAPD Public Affairs may have had a hand in it. His videos have cut down because he switched from motors to helicopters and can't film from there but what's posted is informative.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...ry=officer+rob

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  • WoodCo.Explorer
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    The fact that it seems like a bad idea to you should scream high decibels.

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  • angeredmgmt
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    An agency is in control of what comes out of their agency so you would have to get agency permission to 'Tube about anything relating to them. I'm sure you can continue your travel and review videos, but you would have to limit any videos connected with your agency to what they would allow.

    As an example, you could say you were a full time LEO with a local/state/federal agency while reviewing a LE tool of the trade or showing a new way to shoot tactically, but again, not use any reference to your agency...without their approval. Good luck!

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  • ab04
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    Originally posted by westside popo View Post
    I would delete it to be on the safe side. You never know when that future client and or his or hers attorney will happen upon your channel. But if you decide to keep it, keep it separate from the police business and check your policies on social media.


    Just my opinion. What ever you decide good luck!
    thank you I appreciate it!

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  • westside popo
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    I would delete it to be on the safe side. You never know when that future client and or his or hers attorney will happen upon your channel. But if you decide to keep it, keep it separate from the police business and check your policies on social media.


    Just my opinion. What ever you decide good luck!

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  • ab04
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    Originally posted by eagleI View Post
    This would be a good question to ask your department.

    I would delete it. CCCSD responded the way he did because in 30+ years he (and I) know what can go wrong!
    I appreciate your response and this was the kind of answer I was looking for.

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  • ab04
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    Originally posted by CCCSD View Post

    I’m not your “Bro”. You are not now, nor ever will be, my “Bro”. You haven’t earned that, nor ever will. Take your All About Me attitude and go somewhere else where unicorns puff fairy dust and rainbows abound. The streets nor the job need children like you working them.

    You can go now. Here’s your Shinebox.
    Last edited by ab04; 11-08-2018, 08:33 AM.

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  • CCCSD
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    Originally posted by ab04 View Post
    Man CCSD you grumpy bro.
    I’m not your “Bro”. You are not now, nor ever will be, my “Bro”. You haven’t earned that, nor ever will. Take your All About Me attitude and go somewhere else where unicorns puff fairy dust and rainbows abound. The streets nor the job need children like you working them.

    You can go now. Here’s your Shinebox.
    Last edited by CCCSD; 11-07-2018, 03:59 PM.

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  • eagleI
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    This would be a good question to ask your department.

    I would delete it. CCCSD responded the way he did because in 30+ years he (and I) know what can go wrong!

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  • ab04
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    Man CCSD you grumpy bro.

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  • orangebottle
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    Originally posted by CCCSD View Post
    Why would you even keep doing it? Nothing like putting everything out there for all to see and use...
    You forgot to start with, "You kids these days..." and shake your cane.

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  • CCCSD
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    Why would you even keep doing it? Nothing like putting everything out there for all to see and use...

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