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    dawand
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    Good luck

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  • wannabeenytrp
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    Originally posted by Tim Dees
    Contrary to what TV might lead you to believe, inexperienced officers, regardless of their physical characteristics, are seldom assigned to undercover (UC) work, and many departments don't even use UCs regularly. Your first assignment, and quite possibly the one you will have for years to come, will almost certainly be as a uniformed patrol officer. Learn to do that job and do it as well as you can. Physical size is not as critical as a lot of people think. As the saying goes, it's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
    Not necessarily/totally true...

    We were told in the academy that our undercover guys would be sending the younger looking guys/gals for underage drinking assignment and to basically hang out in certain bars to check out the scene.

    They won't be assigned to the undercover unit on a fulltime basis, but they will be called upon on occasions.

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  • Tim Dees
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    Originally posted by peemmfivekay
    Maybe undercover work?
    Contrary to what TV might lead you to believe, inexperienced officers, regardless of their physical characteristics, are seldom assigned to undercover (UC) work, and many departments don't even use UCs regularly. Your first assignment, and quite possibly the one you will have for years to come, will almost certainly be as a uniformed patrol officer. Learn to do that job and do it as well as you can. Physical size is not as critical as a lot of people think. As the saying goes, it's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

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  • gotthblues
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  • gotthblues
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    Originally posted by peemmfivekay
    Extremely overboard. Never heard of that.
    okay, got me there.

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  • peemmfivekay
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    Originally posted by gotthblues
    well im just thinking in terms of local pd. tulsa pd is so politically correct that the have a portion of their website is called "the women of tulsa pd" i think they also have one for just black officers. just seems that they are going out of their way to "prove a point" thats the only website i've seen like that. dont get me wrong, i know that racial and sex biased stuff goes on, but that just seems overboard to me. ?????????
    undercover, not thanks here,
    Extremely overboard. Never heard of that.

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  • gotthblues
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  • gotthblues
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    Originally posted by peemmfivekay
    Actually, I would think that it would be difficult for me to get a job seeing as though I am female - not to mention I am 4'11", 105 lbs!

    Maybe undercover work?
    well im just thinking in terms of local pd. tulsa pd is so politically correct that the have a portion of their website is called "the women of tulsa pd" i think they also have one for just black officers. just seems that they are going out of their way to "prove a point" thats the only website i've seen like that. dont get me wrong, i know that racial and sex biased stuff goes on, but that just seems overboard to me. ?????????
    undercover, not thanks here,

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  • peemmfivekay
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  • peemmfivekay
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    Originally posted by gotthblues
    well i didnt want you thinking that i was saying that you could get a job *just because you're female*.
    Actually, I would think that it would be difficult for me to get a job seeing as though I am female - not to mention I am 4'11", 105 lbs!

    Maybe undercover work?

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  • gotthblues
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  • gotthblues
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    Originally posted by peemmfivekay
    I'm not sure how I could have taken it the wrong way. Thanks for the reassurance!
    well i didnt want you thinking that i was saying that you could get a job *just because you're female*.

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  • peemmfivekay
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    Originally posted by gotthblues
    please dont take this the wrong way, and i m not saying to explote this, but right before i left the pd, we got a new cheif, from a metro pd, he made several references to the fact that we had only one female officer. so the fact that you are female should help you, BUT mostly ontop of that is the fact that you seem squared away and reputable, so with all that together, i would think you have a good shot,
    I'm not sure how I could have taken it the wrong way. Thanks for the reassurance!

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  • gotthblues
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  • gotthblues
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    Originally posted by peemmfivekay
    That's good to hear that atleast someone thinks that I have just as good a shot as anyone else. I've wanted to become a police officer for years now. I plan to take the Civil Service Police exam in 2007.

    I know there shouldn't be any discrimination when hiring but... there's bound to be a little bit of something, right?
    please dont take this the wrong way, and i m not saying to explote this, but right before i left the pd, we got a new cheif, from a metro pd, he made several references to the fact that we had only one female officer. so the fact that you are female should help you, BUT mostly ontop of that is the fact that you seem squared away and reputable, so with all that together, i would think you have a good shot,

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  • wannabeenytrp
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  • wannabeenytrp
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    Originally posted by peemmfivekay
    That's good to hear that atleast someone thinks that I have just as good a shot as anyone else. I've wanted to become a police officer for years now. I plan to take the Civil Service Police exam in 2007.

    I know there shouldn't be any discrimination when hiring but... there's bound to be a little bit of something, right?
    You will be fine! We had 3 or 4 female recruits who were around 5' and all off them are as tough as nails. A few guys weren't too much taller...

    I think your biggest concern will be getting employed in MA. I wouldn't limit myself to MA.

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  • peemmfivekay
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  • peemmfivekay
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    Originally posted by gotthblues
    sounds like you have just as good a shot as anyone else. ROLL ON!
    That's good to hear that atleast someone thinks that I have just as good a shot as anyone else. I've wanted to become a police officer for years now. I plan to take the Civil Service Police exam in 2007.

    I know there shouldn't be any discrimination when hiring but... there's bound to be a little bit of something, right?

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  • gotthblues
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  • gotthblues
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    Originally posted by peemmfivekay
    I definately have a clean record. Good credit, good background. No drugs, nothing like that all. And my head is nowhere near my hole. lol.
    sounds like you have just as good a shot as anyone else. ROLL ON!

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  • peemmfivekay
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  • peemmfivekay
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    Originally posted by gotthblues
    youd be suprised how many people clam up and shy away during fight week, even at half speed contact.
    background in anything always helps, but i wouldnt rely too much on your fighting abilities, it may look like you wanna fight or are trying to prove something... but it is a definate plus, if you have a good background, good credit, A LEVEL HEAD, and so on, that will look better, anyone can learn to fight *for the most part* but not everyone can learn to be squared away and not have their head up their hole.
    I definately have a clean record. Good credit, good background. No drugs, nothing like that all. And my head is nowhere near my hole. lol.

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  • gotthblues
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  • gotthblues
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    Originally posted by peemmfivekay
    Well then, atleast I do have that going for me! Thanks.
    youd be suprised how many people clam up and shy away during fight week, even at half speed contact.
    background in anything always helps, but i wouldnt rely too much on your fighting abilities, it may look like you wanna fight or are trying to prove something... but it is a definate plus, if you have a good background, good credit, A LEVEL HEAD, and so on, that will look better, anyone can learn to fight *for the most part* but not everyone can learn to be squared away and not have their head up their hole.

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