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  • Middle of nowhere sites (County/Sheriff)

    My county is shaped like the letter "T". All the major cities and population being at the top, and a little old ghost town at the bottom of the "T". The ghost town has about 80 residents, and touches the U.S./Mexico border. One position I applied for is at that ghost town.

    It has a store, post office, bar, and the rest is ranches and farms.

    If employed, am I likely to be sent to this site since I'm the new guy?
    How would a Department FTO train someone there, since there aren't many calls?

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    Without knowing the location or agency involved, the answer to your question is fairly mute! Why don't you post your query in the State forum where you are generating curiosity. They are more than qualified to answer your question and know what you are talking about.
    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence!

    [George Washington (1732 - 1799)]

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    • #3
      Very difficult to answer, yes. In a short, grey area answer: It's Possible.

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      • #4
        Going to Hachita are we?

        I think your assignment will be a tossup.

        One school of thought says the least desirable assignments go to the deputies with the least seniority. If this is considered to be a crap post, the junior deputy might get it.

        OTOH, because it is out in the boonies, the person assigned to this post has to be able to work with minimal or no supervision. This suggests you need an experienced deputy and not a rookie.

        In short, who gets assigned to this post will depend on how the sheriff or his management staff evaluates the risk.

        As far as field training is concerned, departments usually provide that in a populated area before someone is reassigned to a resident post.
        Going too far is half the pleasure of not getting anywhere

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