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    If pay was not an issue and you were offered a job in the field of corrections and you were also offered a job as a police officer, which would you take? Why?
    Last edited by sheeds; 08-04-2008, 04:36 PM. Reason: community patrol officer - police officer

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    Patrol....all day, every day.....

    I didnt sign up to be a babysitter.......

    We are required to start in custody division with my agency.....I was lucky, and only did around 22 months working the jails.....which I considered to be around 21 months 3 weeks and 4 days too long
    The posts on this forum by this poster are of his personal opinion, and his personal opinion alone

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    • #3
      Patrol, even if the pay was lower.

      I don't like working inside, I like working without a supervisor standing over my shoulder, I like talking to the (very) occasional normal person.

      Pretty much any inside vs. outside job, I'm going with the one that gets my outside, though.
      I miss you, Dave.
      http://www.odmp.org/officer/20669-of...david-s.-moore

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      • #4
        Definitely Patrol.
        "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - Orwell

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        • #5
          By community patrol officer, I assume you mean a police officer on patrol?
          I'm 10-8 like a shark in a sea of crime..

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          • #6
            I started out my career in LE at a Sheriff's Office, working in the jail. There are some advantages to working in the jail, like usually getting done when you're scheduled, overtime if you want it, etc., but it's hard to cope with spending all that time in the building.

            We used to have work release inmates in our jail that would be out of jail 6 days a week for 10 hours a day for "work." Sometimes I think I was doing more jail time with all the OT I put in than those guys.



            Patrol, Patrol, Patrol.
            Wis Statute 947.01: Disorderly Conduct - Whoever, in a public or private place, engages in behavior that is violent, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, unreasonably loud, or otherwise acts like a ****ing idiot, is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.

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            • #7
              Patrol! No question even if the jail job paid double.

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              • #8
                OMG Patrol. I work in the jail and would still choose patrol over corrections.
                Don't expect other people to make you happy, Happiness is your responsibility.

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                • #9
                  What is a 'community patrol officer'? Do you mean a police officer/street cop? The term 'community patrol officer' to describe cops, is kinda a Clinton era thing that is for the most part, dead. Similar terms is used to describe a support position in some agencies where the employee is not yet a cop, but take non-emergent/ routine/minor paperwork tasks.

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                  • #10
                    PATROL! I did the jailer thing...it's not for me.

                    But thanks to you who keep the bad guys behind bars.

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                    • #11
                      My job is to keep the jailers busy.

                      PATROL
                      Geaux Tigers

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                      • #12
                        I'm a cop, not a jailer.
                        Airborne Cops are closer to God.
                        Arms and legs are just extensions of flight controls.

                        THESE BIG RED LETTERS HELP ME FIND MY POST.

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                        • #13
                          "But we're cops, too. Boo hoo!!!"















                          And so it begins...
                          Airborne Cops are closer to God.
                          Arms and legs are just extensions of flight controls.

                          THESE BIG RED LETTERS HELP ME FIND MY POST.

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                          • #14
                            Law enforcement officers...absolutely. A very importment part of the enforcement arm of the criminal justice system...certainly.
                            Cops...no.

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                            • #15
                              Is this really a fair question to ask in the ask a cop forum? What type of response do you feel you would get if you were to post this same exact question in the corrections forum?
                              "Valor would cease to be a virtue, if there were no injustice." -Agesilaus the Great

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