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L-1
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Last Activity: Today, 07:50 PM
Joined: 06-28-2004
Location: California
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  • You still don't get it. The dismissal is a procedural matter. It has nothing to do with your conduct, which in turn, speaks to you character and qualities of integrity, honesty, sobriety, dependability, industry, thoroughness, accuracy, good judgement, initiative, resourcefulness, etc. Those are...
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  • L-1
    replied to "Do Not Hire Lists"
    While I have been aware of a "No Hire List" there are some applicants whose personal reputation and conduct is so repugnant and so well know to members of an agency, they will never pass an oral board for that department.

    One afternoon I was dealing with a sensitive situation...
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    replied to Does BI vary from dept to dept?
    Your BI was helping to teach you one of the most important lessons for a government employee - Hurry up and wait. The wheels of government often grind very slowly, whether it be in hiring, purchasing, projects - you name it. Sometimes there's just not enough people to move things along quickly so tasks...
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  • L-1
    replied to Does BI vary from dept to dept?
    Don't give up.

    While there are some hard and fast DQ standards (felony conviction, dishonesty, lack the minimum qualifications, etc.) other standards will vary from agency to agency. What's a DQ with one agency may be OK with another. Additionally, the quality of the background may vary...
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    replied to Education
    Most (but not all) sergeants still do police work, but they supervise. To be good at it, you need a lot of knowledge, experience and wisdom, things that are hard to come with.

    Lieutenants and above start managing the business end of the department and are farther removed from police work....
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    Last edited by L-1; 02-16-2018, 11:56 PM.

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  • L-1
    replied to Education
    It is a rewarding career, so go for it. As someone once said, you'll have ringside seats to the greatest show on earth.

    You are at an age where maturity and life experience has set in, so you have a better chance of making it than younger applicants. Don't be afraid. Take the plunge....
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  • Boys will be boys....
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  • L-1
    replied to Education
    Oh crap, why do I write this long winded stuff?

    When you get to the rank of Captain and above, some larger departments (but not all) require a Bachelor's degree in anything, but rarely Criminal Justice. Often some will substitute service time or a combination of service time and education...
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  • With such a skillful use of vague generalities I predict you have greater potential as a crooked politician than as a cop.

    If you want a meaningful response from us you need to be specific.

    How much marijuana, how often and for how long?

    How much underage drinking,...
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  • L-1
    replied to Possible Relocation
    In my career I've been hired twice where I had to relocate. The first time I moved 127 miles, the second time 400 miles. The first time I had a couple weeks notice and moving wasn't too difficult. The second time (the 400 mile move) I had three days notice. That was 48 years ago, I was single, only...
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  • L-1
    replied to BI question
    Your BI will interview the parties involved, the responding officer and read any documentation (reports, dispatch logs, etc.) prepared in connection with the incident (if any). A determination will be made on what did or did not happen and not on a call log title. It's that simple.
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  • L-1
    replied to BI question
    And what is it showing up as? Come on dude, we need all the facts if you expect a meaningful response.
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  • I can speak for the civil service rules where you are at. Where I'm at (California) they are required to go in score order (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) however, a number of factors can come into play that can change that. For example:

    1. An applicant may have been DQed, allowing them to jump down...
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  • As part of the hiring process, your are required to take and pass a psychological screening exam to determine if you are free from any emotional or mental condition that might adversely affect your ability to exercise of the powers of a peace officer and to otherwise ensure that you are capable of withstanding...
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  • It kind of made me chuckle.
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  • L-1
    replied to I really did it this time.
    To add to what Iowa said, remember that when you take a second job in retirement, you are now what's called "fireproof." Most people fear being fired, suspended or demoted because it will effect their paycheck and their ability to put food on the table, pay the mortgage, etc. Not so when...
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  • L-1
    replied to I really did it this time.
    Congrats, but wait till the first year is over. You'll be sleeping until noon and she'll be screaming at you to get another job just to get your lazy a** out of the house so she can have the place back to herself agan. ...
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  • A lot of thought and effort went into this one.

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  • The entire police community knows it was a CHP motor officer who, after years of experimentation, was able to refine car urine as the world's finest polishing agent. After patenting it, he made a fortune selling the rights to a manufacturing company. Remember, CHiPpie motor officers lead the way in...
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  • In California, on of the biggest reasons for maintaining out of state reg is we charge horrendous registration fees based on the value of the vehicle, whereas many other states only charge a few bucks per year or sometimes they just charge a flat fee. It's gotten to the point that a number of high...
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