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  • #46
    I think it's technically in our contract that we get a meal break, but I've never heard anyone call out with that. Usually you're shift mates are pretty good at helping out and taking your calls if they know you just sat down to eat... but sometimes you get stuck running from the table to the car.


    • #47
      Originally posted by NYCTNT View Post
      A good cop is never hungry, bored, tired or wet.

      I noticed many of you guys were not really trained properly!


      • #48
        Thanks for the answers, I've seen some good answers and some odd answers.

        Appreciate the responses im being given


        • #49
          Yeah, we used to request permission, until a SGT realized that we know when we are busy and dispatchers are a county agency, not a part of our department, so they don't dictate our rules.
          Being a good street cop is like coming to work in a wet suit and peeing in your pants. It's a nice warm feeling, but you're the only one who knows anything has happened.


          • #50
            Originally posted by JPGT_00 View Post
            You have to get approved by your comm center to take a break WHATTTTTT.

            Dispatch I will be (out of service) to eat.

            Negative prepare to copy.
            Ya I can make descisions about lethal force, law, settle disputes that are so convaluded I get a headache yet I am not capable of deciding when its a good time to eat....gotta love being micro-managed.....
            "For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer." Romans 13:4


            • #51

              What are breaks?

              We have a 2200 member department here, and in the summer, while Joe and John continuously shoot at eachother, even though our contract says we're supposed to get one, we don't.

              If our dispatcher deems it too busy to take a break, we don't get one. They can't deny us a bathroom break, but in the wintertime, in the past, I've gone 30 minutes without an assignment, and that was the longest.

              This is how police officers master the art of mulit tasking.

              Driving, grabbing things in the squad (radio dials people!) talking on a radio, listening, watching, eating, and drinking, all at the same time.

              "Only God Can Judge Me"


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