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  • 18 Yr Old Cop...what Is This?

    I saw a bulletin at my college that the Kenosha Police Department in Wisconsin is hiring for police officers. I had some time so i checked the site. According to its police officer requirements, the applicant must have reached its 18th birthday to be eligible for the hiring process. It also says that one must have 60 credit hours of college credits. Depending when he started his college courses (in h.s or not), wouldnt the public frown on someone so young protecting its citzens?

    ----------------then again its Wisconsin............
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    The college requirement should keep an 18 year old from getting hired. In FL the state law is 19 years of age, but I have yet to see it happen.
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    • #3
      Or even 20 yrs old-rather comical to me
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      • #4
        In Montana the age requirement is 18 also however, there is not a college semester hour requirement. I haven't ever seen any 18yr old cops and I think I would flip a brick if I did!


        Mike

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        • #5
          It is 18 in Indiana. Our department has a police academy and it has graduated a several 19-21 years olds and the ocassional 18 year old. These people are full time college students that are hired a cadets then become part-time police officers after one year. That said, dept policy has restricted their police powers to on-duty only. And when they are on-duty, they are very closely supervised.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by River Rat
            Well Flip your Brick,I was 18 when I started My Short LE career A LONG,LONG,LONG time aggggggggggggggggggooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!
            You were hired as a fully sworn field police officer at 18?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by WILDWDTOUR
              Or even 20 yrs old-rather comical to me
              My partner is 20 years old and is a damn good officer. You might want to try not making blanket statements, espeically when you're not even on the job yet.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by WILDWDTOUR
                ----------------then again its Wisconsin............
                Yeah, and northern illinois agencies are SO much better...

                K9

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                • #9
                  Two friends of mine were hired by Detroit at 18, both now having 6 yrs on. One is trying to get on with Atlanta who will give him 5yrs and their retirement is 20 yrs..........Can you say retired at 39 yrs old????????

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by River Rat
                    Get this STAN THE MAN,The city I worked for at 18 ,A few years back had a officer age 32 unloaded his 9mm gun into a suspect vehicle killing him he was un armed,The reason the man drove up to the PD was to confront the LEO who was screwing his wife,having and affair the LEO was in fear of his life against a un armed subject and the officer was fully armed,and No he did not try to run over this LEO with his car,The wife sues the officer whom she was screwing and the city, which has since given up their city charter and no longer has a Police Dept!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    I just asked a question. You are pretty defensive for a guy no longer a cop..

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by River Rat
                      Get this STAN THE MAN,The city I worked for at 18 ,A few years back had a officer age 32 unloaded his 9mm gun into a suspect vehicle killing him he was un armed,The reason the man drove up to the PD was to confront the LEO who was screwing his wife,having and affair the LEO was in fear of his life against a un armed subject and the officer was fully armed,and No he did not try to run over this LEO with his car,The wife sues the officer whom she was screwing and the city, which has since given up their city charter and no longer has a Police Dept!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                      Sounded like Stan had a reasonable question. Eighteen just seems a little young for LE.

                      So your tirade aimed at Stan goes into a diatribe about a bad shooting. I assume that the loss of the city charter and its PD is the reason you are no longer in LE.

                      I think that was the point you were trying to make. Please correct me if I am wrong.
                      Job description as told by an old timer: "Drive fast cars, look at pretty women, and drink coffee".

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by WILDWDTOUR
                        ----------------then again its Wisconsin............
                        Those are the minimum requirements for the entire state. The important word is minimum.

                        To steal some lines from another forum...

                        Hey, why do all of the rivers in Wisconsin flow to the South? It's because Illinois sucks. What's the best thing to come out of Illinois? I-90.
                        "I assume you all have guns and crack."

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by River Rat
                          Well Flip your Brick,I was 18 when I started My Short LE career A LONG,LONG,LONG time aggggggggggggggggggooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!
                          Maybe that is why it was so short. I started when I was 19, I had to have my Dad buy my bullets for me.
                          Don't hurt nobody, unless they need hurtin'.

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                          • #14
                            A retired Chief Superintendant I once knew told me he was hired on to the RCMP at the age of 18. I'm sure this was back in the days when they rode on horses.

                            His first posting was British Columbia where the legal drinking age was 19. He said it was quite awkward doing a check in bars that he couldn't go to on his days off. He also recounted stories of attending domestics and advising people how to have a proper healthy relationship when he himself has not even had one.

                            My understanding is the average age of new recruits in Depot (Training) is 26. We still get the odd 21 - 22 year olds. Some are mature and some are not.

                            RCMP

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                            • #15
                              Interesting....................................... ..........

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