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TMS216
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Last Activity: Today, 03:03 PM
Joined: 02-21-2016
Location: Nevada
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  • Do your self a favor and let your agency teach you firearms. They rather teach you their way from the ground up and mostly they will concentrate on pistol since that's your main weapon. I had been shooting for 20 years before the academy but I learned so many things I never knew.

    As far...
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  • I am actually in the process now for Metro. I ended up getting my POST through an nonaffiliated academy and have been an officer with the state for about a year, actually in the process of going back after having to step away for a few months. I'm also in backgrounds with CCSD PD.
    I've never...
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  • Hi, good luck with your process. I can relate to you story. I worked jobs I hated for years until I got fed up one day and put in for Metro. That was back in 2011 and I got caught in the hiring freeze but it defiantly made me realize I didn't want to do anything else....
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  • I have only worked as an officer (not counting non LE agency employers). What I have found though is I much more enjoy working for government be it state, city, county as opposed to private sector which I spent more years than I care to count in.
    The best advice I can give you though is to absorb...
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  • TMS216
    started a topic Both sides of the line

    Both sides of the line

    Just thought I'd be the first to comment here, interesting category. I myself have been a screenwriter for 20 years and in the LEO field as well. It is a good benefit to draw from my own training and experience but I always like to touch base with those who have a lot more years than me. A friend had...
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  • Hi,
    Is your overall goal to be an officer or are you sticking with the civilian post?...
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  • TMS216
    replied to Attire for orientation
    Don't worry, I'm sure the TAC staff will have a lotto say on inspection day....
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  • TMS216
    replied to Holidays Alone
    There you go, save up and by the time you have the wife and kids your house and car can be paid for.
    While I did have Christmas off last year I worked Christmas eve where a very "nice" schizophrenic Sureno hoped me and my family had a nice Christmas....
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  • TMS216
    replied to Holidays Alone
    That's the job. You can't expect them to sit home and wait for you. I missed my daughter's first birthday. I spent my wedding anniversary with a methed out thug instead of my wife.
    Let them do their own thing and remove the idea that a holiday is a specific day. Last year my Thanksgiving was...
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  • TMS216
    replied to Lvmpd CO vs PO
    I can't speak in regards to Metro but I currently hold a Nevada POST Cat 1 and all my training was Cat 1 (patrol, EVOC, vehicle/ped stops, high risk stops) However while I search for a Cat 1 job I was doing pretty much the equal to CO duty for the state (psychiatric jail). It is a good job but there...
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  • TMS216
    replied to Nevada DPS
    I was with the state and am going back in a few weeks as an officer (Health & Human services) and yes the PERS for all are terrible but for LE its even higher. Ironically I was making more doing security than I was as a LEO because PERS took so much of my check. However, DPS pays considerably...
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  • TMS216
    replied to Nevada DPS
    Yeah I hate the poly too. You can have a glowing background with excellent references yet a machine decides your fate.
    Good luck with everything. My goal is to get on with P&P....
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  • TMS216
    replied to Nevada DPS
    Said I was "deceptive" about drug use which was funny because I've never used drugs and have passed other polys asking the same questions.
    Good luck with your testing. Are you going for Highway or P&P?...
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  • Not sure about Metro but a lot of agencies ask in your background packet for you to fill out an essay on "why you are suited for the job" or "why you want this job."
    Many background packets will be hand written (NLV and CCSD are exceptions, they use POBITS an electronic packet)...
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  • TMS216
    replied to Attire for orientation
    Unless they specifically tell you what to wear then suit and tie Plain solid color shirt, preferably white or a subtle color and a conservative tie. And trust me, the command and TAC staff will be making mental notes upon meeting you. If you go in there squared away it will go a long way to helping...
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  • List every job no matter how obscure. You need to account for all work history without gaps. If you leave anything out and your investigator finds it they will more than likely close your file and you are out of luck. A lot of agencies even ask for social security work histories which will show all...
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  • Department of Public Safety. In Nevada this comprises 5 agencies but the main three are Highway Patrol, Parole and Probation and Capitol Police....
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  • E mail the recruiter. You can find it at the bottom of the job announcement to as about retests. But the PFT and written aren't bad, just don't overthink it and psych yourself out. Piece of advice since you are new to applying for LE positions, wear a suit and tie to all appointments (except the fitness)...
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  • I have sort of the same story. I spent close to ten years in office jobs where I was miserable and I made the jump to law enforcement. Of course it had been my lifelong dream but was well worth it.
    To address what you said about yourself.
    *The military experience is good assuming you have...
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  • TMS216
    replied to Nevada DPS
    It is lateral but still have to do all the background stuff. What's nice though is I get hired as a DPS officer 2....
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