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    Well, working 8-12 hour shifts, do you take breaks? Can you stop at a certain point to eat lunch, or lets say dinner. What if you have to use bathroom? Do you radio that in? How does it work? I've always wondered

  • #2
    Originally posted by mruiz46 View Post
    Well, working 8-12 hour shifts, do you take breaks? Can you stop at a certain point to eat lunch, or lets say dinner. What if you have to use bathroom? Do you radio that in? How does it work? I've always wondered

    bigger departments you call out for lunch.

    i work for a smaller department so we eat when we can, if we get a call, dinner is over. As far as bathroom breaks, go when ya have 2

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    • #3
      Ever seen Smokey and the Bandit?

      That's a 10-100 and a 10-200...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mdyoung7 View Post
        bigger departments you call out for lunch.

        i work for a smaller department so we eat when we can, if we get a call, dinner is over. As far as bathroom breaks, go when ya have 2

        When you say "call out for lunch" you mean you radio in and request a lunch break?

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        • #5
          For me it's 10-6...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Hoosier_Boy View Post
            For me it's 10-6...
            What does

            10-100, 10-200

            10-6 mean???

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            • #7
              Haven't you driven by a donut shop or a coffee shop? Perhaps a KFC or McDonalds?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by SgtCHP View Post
                Haven't you driven by a donut shop or a coffee shop? Perhaps a KFC or McDonalds?
                yeah.. i've never seen a cop on break in florida ever.. lol.

                Seriously, whats the deal with breaks

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                • #9
                  The deal is any time I'm not on a call, or doing paper work, I'm on break.

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                  • #10
                    We have to get in line for meals..the dispatcher will "okay" it..depending on the calls pending. Once your meal comes..you "go off" on the radio...that's when your 30 minutes start. If a hot call comes out...lunch or dinner is over. (That's why we hate being bothered during our meals) Throw down the money and head for your car.

                    If you have to go to the bathroom...do what you have to do. Some of us have to "park" while doing both 1 & 2. If it's going to be a long one...we normally call dispatch via the phone and let them know.

                    Heaven knows just as you get seated that hot call with YOU as the primary is heard over the radio.

                    There are those who don't do the aforemention....you know this when their voice echoes as they answer their radio.
                    This profession is not for people looking for positive reinforcement from the public. Very often it can be a thankless job and you can't desire accolades, because those are not usually forthcoming. Just do your job to the best of your ability and live with the decisions you've made.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by deputy x 2 View Post
                      We have to get in line for meals..the dispatcher will "okay" it..depending on the calls pending. Once your meal comes..you "go off" on the radio...that's when your 30 minutes start. If a hot call comes out...lunch or dinner is over. (That's why we hate being bothered during our meals) Throw down the money and head for your car.

                      If you have to go to the bathroom...do what you have to do. Some of us have to "park" while doing both 1 & 2. If it's going to be a long one...we normally call dispatch via the phone and let them know.

                      Heaven knows just as you get seated that hot call with YOU as the primary is heard over the radio.

                      There are those who don't do the aforemention....you know this when their voice echoes as they answer their radio.


                      Thank you thats all I wanted to know

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                      • #12
                        40 man dept here.

                        On days and eves, they call out they are going to lunch, but still you can get interrupted by calls.

                        On midnites, we eat when we can.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mruiz46 View Post
                          Well, working 8-12 hour shifts, do you take breaks? Can you stop at a certain point to eat lunch, or lets say dinner. What if you have to use bathroom? Do you radio that in? How does it work? I've always wondered
                          I when I was a true cop, i.e. a city police officer, we worked eight hour shifts with no scheduled lunch or other breaks. It was understood that the down time between calls was enough of a break, plus you were allowed to run errands around town while you were at work like going to the bank, post office, cell phone place, etc. For lunch we just ate when we could if we could. If we wanted to go out and eat somewhere we'd usually check 10-10 (out of service, subject to call) on the radio and the dispatchers would send the next closest person instead of us. If you needed to get caught up on reports or take care of uniform issues, etc. you could check 10-6 (busy). Regardless, you got paid for eight hours.

                          The sheriff's office was the same way, but we worked 12 hour shifts.

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                          • #14
                            We are alotted 30 minutes for a dinner break during our 10 hour shift. However, I pack a lunch every night because you never know when there's going to be a hot call as soon as you sat down for dinner and it's not even at the table.

                            I have been driving code 3 while eating a sandwich because lord only knows when the next time i'll be able to eat is. I think we've all had 16 hour days with no food/bathroom breaks and it sucks in this job!
                            "When I close my eyes.....I'll see you on the other side....!!!"

                            Hate to put it this way skippy, buy every night I suit up and climb in the cruiser I'm at war. I'm always outnumbered, potentially out gunned and always behind enemy lines.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mruiz46 View Post
                              What if you have to use bathroom? Do you radio that in? How does it work? I've always wondered
                              Yeah - we even have tell them if it's #1 or #2.

                              #2 gets priority.
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