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  • #31
    Originally posted by Trooper4985
    As much as some of you would like to think I look down upon those who don't wear the same uniform that I do... I don't. I posted an analogy about colleges and police agencies a while ago... Some people goto Ivy League colleges and some goto State Universities... Both groups are getting a college level education but one is going to be recruited to a mid level position at a Fortune 500 company right out of school and the other is going to start out in the mailroom of the Fortune 500 company... I'll let you guess which is which. I'm sure in some states the State Police might not be the top notch agency that it is in NY... according to my buddy who works in Iowa... the county SO's are the place to work... In NY... 1000's of people try to become Troopers and only a couple hundred earn the title. The fact that guys who are already Officers or Deputies, apply and get shot down has to say something about NYSP requirements or the local agency requirements or both.

    Get off your High horse junior,thousands try out at any big city and only some make it....
    I remember the NYPD test I took back in '89 (you were still riding a bicycle I think) over 25,000 took the test,and only few thousand made it. or my current agency here 7500 took it but only 45 made it to the academy,then only 30 made it out.....Ive been there done that and got the lousy shirt,so grow up there junior..oh by the way Air Force SP doesnt count...hell..thats not even the military in my book....
    Semper fi
    Last edited by KalCop; 10-16-2005, 12:19 AM.

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    • #32
      I live in a very small town but the 3rd largest county in OR. I try and carry 24/7 due to evert dirt bag knows me and my family and were we live. It's lovely at times. I do not get involved in off duty calls, I will allways be a good witness. (other than life and death). OSP does not allow me to carry my duty weapon over state lines, I carry a back up. I do not carry if I have or will be drinking at all to any large event. Just my 2 cents.

      Ps. We are all on the same team, we have a lot of sh** to deal with all ready,lets not act like children.

      The OSP academy is 20 weeks on a Military base...It was tuff and twice as long as the local DPSST academy. I don't really care, we are all on the same team!!! When I call for a cover unit I don't think, oh this Officer or Deputy has had only 10-14-16 or what ever weeks of training. It's all good brothers and sisters..... Don't sweat the little things
      The road to success is not straight
      There is a curve called Failure, a Loop called Confusion, speed bumps
      called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called
      Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called
      Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a
      driver called Jesus, you will make it to a Place called Success! May
      God continue to bless you

      www.osptrooper.com

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      • #33
        I carry 24/7 for the most part ... very rarely do I take it off and stash it. Sometimes, like when I'm over at my mothers house and visiting (and if she isn't tanked ... JW ) ... I'll put it up out of site on top of the hutch, etc ... but it's close even at those times. Before HR218, I still carried, but when I hit the state line I took it off my side, but it was close by.

        I agree with others like Mike, when off duty, be a good witness, take no action except to preserve life or limb.

        Property isn't worth the risk to the civilians and your loved ones who may be near by.

        You aren't readily identifiable to other potentially armed citizrens or off duty LEOs, or any on duty LEOs that may show up.

        You usually aren't wearing your vest.

        You do not have the other tools of your trade.

        You probably have limited ammo, maybe one reload.




        I don't go to football games to drink, I don't visit bars, I don't drink at all actually.
        Last edited by tbear853; 10-17-2005, 12:48 AM. Reason: I moved a "[B]" a few words over to the left.
        Adios amigos.

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        • #34
          I agree with being a good witness and all that, BUT I carry 24/7 when off-duty UNLESS I am drinking! Okay, so maybe that really means 18/5 not 24/7, but I digress!

          Everywhere I go, my cute little Kimber Ultra Carry II .45 goes with me! I don't give a rat's *** whose house it is, whose business it is, or what people think! It's concealed, and you won't know it's there unless I need it. As far as needing it goes, someone already said, it's the one million and ONE time, and I'm not gonna miss it!

          I was dumb enough to travel a few weeks ago without it, and I won't do that again, so I have to check baggage, who cares. I felt naked! Granted I spent most of my time with a cop but, I still felt naked!
          When I'll be the girl that you love, you'll be the boy that I hate...

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Quopper
            I agree with being a good witness and all that, BUT I carry 24/7 when off-duty UNLESS I am drinking! Okay, so maybe that really means 18/5 not 24/7, but I digress!

            Everywhere I go, my cute little Kimber Ultra Carry II .45 goes with me! I don't give a rat's *** whose house it is, whose business it is, or what people think! It's concealed, and you won't know it's there unless I need it. As far as needing it goes, someone already said, it's the one million and ONE time, and I'm not gonna miss it!

            I was dumb enough to travel a few weeks ago without it, and I won't do that again, so I have to check baggage, who cares. I felt naked! Granted I spent most of my time with a cop but, I still felt naked!
            Amen. I wouldn't leave home without my G36 .45 either. As I stated before...the thought of running into one of my cranked up parolees on a Saturday night out to dinner with my wife is quite disturbing. Particularly when the dirtbag has had 10 years to think about the P.O. that hooked him on a VOP and sent him to prison!! God forbid I'll ever have to break leather with it...but it sure is nice to know I might make it home if I do. Being a good witness is always priority #1 if officer/public safety is at risk. An armed, off duty LEO with a cowboy-hero mentality is scary. However, if all hell breaks loose and my life is at stake...it's nice to know I have my six little friends (230g. JHP's) with me!

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            • #36
              Originally posted by KalCop
              oh by the way Air Force SP doesnt count...hell..thats not even the military in my book....
              Semper fi
              Well I guess its time you got off your high horse. If I remember correctly, the Navy and Marines attend the Security Forces Academy for training on LE. I also remember that the Marines were not given permission to carry the firearms loaded and could not load them unless they have an officers approval. In the Air Force (not the military) we load are weapons every shift. Kinda makes you think.....But I guess BECUASE you were a Marine you are better than me and any other person that has served in Air Force. I am proud to have worked with all other the branches of the military in the states and in the desert. We all have our jobs and specialties. I just wanted to personally thank you for your wonderful comments towards the other branches of the MILITARY!
              Last edited by Mac25; 10-19-2005, 10:59 AM.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Josey Wales
                Trooper4985,



                What the hell is a "dog and pony show academy?" Would that be a traffic officer type thing?

                It seems like your fews years as a traffic cop have gone to you head!

                JW
                it's not that the nys trooper academy is that tough, it's that some of the other academies are too easy for reasons i won't post but i will answer in pm if someone is that curious.

                to answer the original post...i carry pretty much 24/7, i'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it. i agree with everyone that said the best thing to do is be a good witness unless you or someone else is at risk of inury/death. i wouldn't carry to a sporting event because if i'm there to watch i'll probably have a few drinks.
                -Sean

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Mac25
                  Well I guess its time you got off your high horse. If I remember correctly, the Navy and Marines attend the Security Forces Academy for training on LE. I also remember that the Marines were not given permission to carry the firearms loaded and could not load them unless they have an officers approval. In the Air Force (not the military) we load are weapons every shift. Kinda makes you think.....But I guess BECUASE you were a Marine you are better than me and any other person that has served in Air Force. I am proud to have worked with all other the branches of the military in the states and in the desert. We all have our jobs and specialties. I just wanted to personally thank you for your wonderful comments towards the other branches of the MILITARY!

                  Blah,blah,blah....marines are fighting men,not policemen.(what kind of special training you need about guarding a gate some where in north dakota or middle of nowhere)..
                  we have our own "air force",if you havent noticed,plus the marine pilots are the tops up there with navy pilots...Anyone can land a plane on flat staionary ground,try it on an aircraft carrier rolling back and forth...
                  I hve alot of respect for the AF Para Rescue guys,those guys are top notch in my book...Other then that,I would rather trust my butt out there with the marine fighter pilots then AF.thank you..
                  as for me saying I was better then you,dont think I mentioned that,but since you brought it up,Yep I am better then you....

                  U.S. AIR FORCE OATH OF ENLISTMENT

                  I, Zoomie, swear to sign away four years of my useless life to the United States Air Force because I know I couldn't hack it in the Army and because the Marines frighten me. I swear to sit behind a desk and take credit for the work done by others more dedicated than me who take their job seriously. I also swear not to do any form of real exercise, but promise to defend our bike-riding test as a valid form of exercise.

                  I swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, even though I believe myself to be above that. I promise to walk around calling everyone by their first name because I know I'm not really in the military and I find it amusing to annoy the other services. I will have a better quality of life than all those around me and will at all times be sure to make them aware of that fact.

                  After completion of my -- snicker -- "basic training," I will be a lean, mean, doughnut-eating, lazy-boy sitting, civilian-wearing-blue-clothes, Chairborne Ranger. I will believe that I am superior to all others, and will make an effort to clean the knife before stabbing the next person in the back with it. I will do no work unless someone is watching me (and it makes me look good), will annoy those around me, and will go home early everyday.

                  I consent to never getting promoted -- EVER -- and understand that all those whom I made fun of yesterday probably will outrank me tomorrow.

                  So help me God.

                  Signature: ___________________ Date: _________________
                  I see no need to comment any furthur on military branches,since it does have to do with the topic at large..
                  Last edited by KalCop; 10-21-2005, 12:28 AM.

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                  • #39
                    Sorry,I couldnt resist one more !
                    Four Branches of Service

                    In an effort to ensure proper training and readiness among the military services, Congress has approved the following changes to basic principles of recruit training:

                    HAIRCUTS:
                    Marines - heads will be shaved.
                    Army - flattops for all recruits.
                    Navy - no haircut standard.
                    Air Force - complete makeovers as seen on the Jenny Jones show.

                    TRAINING HOURS:
                    Marines - rise at 0500, train until 2000.
                    Army - rise at 0600, train until 1900.
                    Navy - rise at 0900, train until 1100, lunch til 1300, train till 1600.
                    Air Force - rise at 1000, breakfast in bed, lunch at 1200, nap at 1400, training ceases at 1500.

                    MEALS:
                    Marines - Meals-Ready-to-Eat 3 times a day.
                    Army - one hot meal, 2 MRE's.
                    Navy - 3 hot meals.
                    Air Force - catered meals prepared by the Galloping Gourmet, Julia Childs, and Wolfgang Puck. All you can eat.

                    LEAVE and LIBERTY:
                    Marines - none.
                    Army - 4 hours a week.
                    Navy - 2 days a week.
                    Air Force - for every four hours of training, recruits will receive eight hours of leave and liberty.

                    PROTOCOL:
                    Marines - will address all officers as "Sir" and refer to the rank of all enlisted members when speaking to them (i.e. Sgt. Smith).
                    Army - will address all officers as "Sir," unless they are friends, and will call all enlisted personnel Sarge.
                    Navy - will address all officers as Skipper, and all enlisted personnel as Chief.
                    Air Force - all Air Force personnel shall be on a first name basis with all other personnel.

                    DECORATIONS/AWARDS:
                    Marines - medals and badges are awarded for acts of gallantry and bravery only.
                    Army - medals and badges are awarded for every bullet fired, hand grenade thrown, fitness test passed, and bed made.
                    Navy - will have ship's engineers make medals for them as needed.
                    Air Force - will be issued all medals upon entry, as they will most likely be awarded them at some point early in their careers.

                    CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORMS:
                    Marines - work uniform, to be worn only during training and in field situations.
                    Army - will wear it anytime, anywhere.
                    Navy - will not wear cammies, they do not camouflage you on a ship. Captains will make every effort to TRY to explain this to your sailors.
                    Air Force - will defeat the purpose of camouflage by putting blue and grey service chevrons and nametags on them.

                    CAREER FIELDS:
                    Marines - all Marines shall be considered riflemen first and foremost.
                    Army - doesn't matter, all career fields promote to E-8 in first enlistment.
                    Navy - nobody knows. Navy is still trying figure out what all the SMC, BNC, BSN, and all the other ratings things are.
                    Air Force - every recruit will be trained in a manner that will allow them to leave the service early to go on to higher paying civilian jobs.

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                    • #40
                      Ok...One more and thats it I swear..It fits the topic perfectly

                      Air Force SP Goes to Heaven

                      St Peter is standing at Heaven's gate when a man walks up. "Welcome to heaven my son. What did you do with your life?"

                      "I was a policeman," he responded.

                      "What kind of policeman?" St Peter asked.

                      "I was a vice officer. I kept dangerous narcotics out of the hands of kids."

                      "Wonderful my son, welcome to heaven. Pass through the gates."

                      A few moments later a second man walks up. "Welcome to heaven my son. What did you do with your life?"

                      "I was a policeman," he responded.

                      "What kind of policeman?" St Peter asked.

                      "I was a traffic officer. I kept the roads and highways safe for travelers."

                      "Well done. Pass through the gates into paradise."

                      A few moments later a third man walks up. "Welcome to heaven my son. What did you do with your life?"

                      "I was a policeman," he responded.

                      "What kind of policeman?" St Peter asked.

                      "I was an Air Force Security Policeman, sir."

                      "Excellent my son... I've gotta take a pee, watch the gate, will ya?"

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                      • #41
                        off duty carry

                        As a retired detective off nypd now living in nh i carry everyday as i did since 1972(it like the commercial says never leave home without it) I carry a kimber pro carry locked and cocked in an inside the waist band Mitch Rosen custom holster with 1 spare mag.
                        I also own the only NH licensed bail enforcement agency and make approx 150 rearrests per year and carry the same weapon again fully concealed while working-I spend at least 4 hours per week at the range keeping all skills current-if you carry practice

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                        • #42
                          24 x 7.

                          If I am out to dinner with my husband, and run into some cranked up db that recognizes me, WE are going home. And it's really bad manners to OC in the restaurant and I really wouldn't want to upset the nice people who live here...

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                          • #43
                            KalCop,

                            I don't know what alternate reality you exist on, but when I was at Basic Training at Fort Benning, I;

                            1) Got my head shaved. Shaved. As in stubble.

                            2) Official wakeup was 0400, but the firewatch woke us up at 0330 so we could get a head start on policing the barracks, making our bunks, etc.

                            3) We were lucky to get a single MRE for the entire day. We had water forced on us, but not food.

                            4) There was no leave at all. Period.

                            5) Drill Sergeants were addressed as "Drill Sergeant", not "Sir", as I understand Marine recruits are required to address their Drill Instructors. Why would you address an NCO as "Sir"?

                            6) I have a modest amount of ribbons, but I earned all of them

                            7) Camouflage uniform? What field/everyday uniform does the Marine Corps wear that *isn't* some sort of camouflage? I'd like to see it.

                            8) Please give a single example of an Army solider making E-8 on his first enlistment. Of course, you can't.

                            Question for my Marine Corps bretheren...what is the main purpose of the US Marine Corps? To conduct amphibious assault operations, no?

                            Who conducted the largest amphibious assault in the history of armed conflict? Why, it was the United States Army! On June 6th, 1944. That's commonly known as "D-Day".

                            Watch the first 30 minutes of "Saving Private Ryan", and then get back to me about how the Marines are somehow superior to the Army.
                            Last edited by Delta784; 10-21-2005, 02:19 AM.
                            Talk sense to a fool, and he will call you foolish - Euripides

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                            • #44
                              Yup Us Air Force Security Forces/SPs are just weak assed troops..thats why in ever single training exercise against SEALs, Marines and Rangers we hands down beat the ever living **** out of them... and you know what yeah AF basic is fairly weak but SF school when I went through was everything that Basic wasn't. It was hard it was physically demanding not to mention you where expected to learned it and retain it the first time everytime or you where gone. I am proud of the fact that I was a honor grad in my SF class.

                              Your comments about AF personal maybe somewhat true but I see AF cops with missing limbs, TBIs and other horrendous injuries, I see several people from my former wing vollunteered for convoy duty becuase they where qualified truck drivers with little to no "real" combat/infantry training get awarded the purple heart for injuries received when their convoy took fire and they reacted saving the lives of the troops in their vehicle despite being seriously wounded. Your comments dishonor the scarfice those people have made. I am all for having pride in ones branch oif service but things can get carried to far. THE USAF is a support element of the military you could not do your jobs with out us, and vice versa but to say we ain't fighting is bs.
                              Happy to be here proud to serve

                              "Well it appears this lock does not accept american express."

                              Never trust fire fighters to point out a suspect.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by KalCop
                                Ok...One more and thats it I swear..It fits the topic perfectly

                                Air Force SP Goes to Heaven

                                St Peter is standing at Heaven's gate when a man walks up. "Welcome to heaven my son. What did you do with your life?"

                                "I was a policeman," he responded.

                                "What kind of policeman?" St Peter asked.

                                "I was a vice officer. I kept dangerous narcotics out of the hands of kids."

                                "Wonderful my son, welcome to heaven. Pass through the gates."

                                A few moments later a second man walks up. "Welcome to heaven my son. What did you do with your life?"

                                "I was a policeman," he responded.

                                "What kind of policeman?" St Peter asked.

                                "I was a traffic officer. I kept the roads and highways safe for travelers."

                                "Well done. Pass through the gates into paradise."

                                A few moments later a third man walks up. "Welcome to heaven my son. What did you do with your life?"

                                "I was a policeman," he responded.

                                "What kind of policeman?" St Peter asked.

                                "I was an Air Force Security Policeman, sir."

                                "Excellent my son... I've gotta take a pee, watch the gate, will ya?"
                                BTW the point of that joke is the SPs are trustworthy enough to guard the gates of heaven....
                                Happy to be here proud to serve

                                "Well it appears this lock does not accept american express."

                                Never trust fire fighters to point out a suspect.

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