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Joey101
October 11, 2005, 09:00 AM
I am going this morning in about an hour for an Pre-Employment Breifing with the Local Sheriff's Dept., to work in the County Jail. I have already heard all the stories and all, the pro's and con's, so I need any of them.

My main inquiry is in their requirements. They want me to get my Jailer Certification within one year. No biggy there, I don't think. And to also complete a 40-hr weapons training class. Now the Jailer Cert, I fully understand. But why the weapons training? I work in a jail, can't have guns there. I imagine it would be for when ever I get to transporting prisoners.

Also when I take this weapons class, is that going to give my CHL?

Also since I'm not an actual peace officer, do I still get the DPS discount on my CHL?

I know probably some dumb questions that will be answered here in an hour or so. But you gotta be nervous. I mean this is the career I have always wanted, or actually this will be the career I have always wanted. I am not planning on a lifetime in corrections but I am using this as my way in to the department.

Wish me luck guys, and thanks for all your answers!

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TarpleyG
October 11, 2005, 09:26 AM
It may be non-lethal weapons training--baton, OC, Tazer, rubber bullets, etc.

Greg

bogie
October 11, 2005, 09:29 AM
And it could also be that by putting you in jail with the lowlifes for a while, they're hoping that you learn not to underestimate them.

Standing Wolf
October 11, 2005, 07:18 PM
Best of success to you, eh?

Jim K
October 11, 2005, 07:33 PM
Employment as a LEO normally has no bearing on getting a civilian type CHL, although it may make it easier or allow bypassing training. Many people employed in LE (jailers, warders, office workers, etc.) are not sworn LEOs and may not carry a gun as part of their duties, but may obtain a regular CHL. But one really is not related to the other, and very likely if you get a CHL the one place you won't be allowed to carry is at work.

Jim

wingnutx
October 11, 2005, 08:07 PM
I thought you were going to announce that you saved a bundle on your car insurance.

Joey101
October 12, 2005, 10:53 AM
I thought you were going to announce that you saved a bundle on your car insurance.

Actualy I was tempted to, but didn't.

Well, things went well. this is something I never thought would be so drawn out.

One has to think for a moment, is all of this hasle really worht it? Yes, to me it is. I think. I was pleasently surprised about how much investigation and all goes into this. And to top it off they have to put me through a 5 week Academy. I am hoping to pass all their tests through-out the next few weeks. But as of right now, their system seems to me to set you up for failure right from the beginning. I'll give you an example. First thing we had to do other than fill out paper work is put on an air-pack. Well, no biggy to me there. Since I have to do this every month at my current place of employment. But instead of putting it on normally they just wanted you to throw it on your shoulders like a backpack and not take off more than one hand. Meaning you always had to have one hand touching the equipment at all times. Good thing they told us or I would have failed right then. And oh yeah BTW at any time during the next few weeks they can fail me for anything. They give us a blue packet and told us we had 3 days to get it filled out and turned back in. No biggy right? Wrong! They are grading for spelling, grammer. Plus if anything is found to be wrong in the paper work, not only do they disqualify you immediately but you have now just falsified a government document!

Man I will be honest with you guys, working for Uncle Sam has got to be easier than this. I don't have anything to hide, but man trying to remember some of this stuff in my past is really difficult. And all the while wondering if I got a date wrong their going to disqualify me. erghhhhhhh!!!!! :banghead:

I hope this isn't really as bad as it seems to me.

BTW, Anyone in here work for the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department?



It may be non-lethal weapons training--baton, OC, Tazer, rubber bullets, etc.

Don't think so anymore, since we get no handcuffs, pepperspray, or anything like that. I was told I had 3 minutes until the "Riot Squad" could be there. That means 3 minutes of trying not to get the living crap beat out of me!


Thank you all for you comments, hopefully someone who works for this county can let me in on some things, county protocol, and such.

Ala Dan
October 12, 2005, 11:05 AM
Also, you may be required to chase down (and capture) escapee's;
thus a firearm may be needed~! :uhoh: :D

torpid
October 12, 2005, 02:09 PM
They give us a blue packet and told us we had 3 days to get it filled out and turned back in. No biggy right? Wrong! They are grading for spelling, grammer.

:scrutiny:

pauli
October 12, 2005, 02:31 PM
given that you are able to post here in a coherent manner, you really shouldn't have any trouble getting the job.

Working Man
October 12, 2005, 02:38 PM
I thought you were going to announce that you saved a bundle on your car insurance.

wingnutx, you owe me a keyboard.

Andrew Rothman
October 12, 2005, 06:46 PM
They give us a blue packet and told us we had 3 days to get it filled out and turned back in. No biggy right? Wrong! They are grading for spelling, grammer.

Then I guess you ought to know that it's "grammar." :)

Good luck.

Joey101
October 13, 2005, 04:26 AM
Then I guess you ought to know that it's "grammar."

Ouch! Yeah, good thing I didn't have to spell that one!

Well, I don't know what my future holds, tonight while trying to compile the stuff I had written down for the bio they want us to write, I noticed that one of the kids my wife babysits had at some point during the day. Scribbled all over the page where I have to write my Autobiography! :banghead: I feel as though I am out now. There is no way when they're grading for spelling and grammar that there going to give me a job with scribble all over that page. I freaked out when I saw it. Kinda like finding out your wife has been cheating on you for the last 4 years, and that the daughters you have been taking care of isn't yours but the guy's she had been screwin'. My wife doesn't seem to think it is going to be that big a deal, so she is going to call the recruitment office in the morning and see about getting me a new book to fill out. I personally don't think they're going to give her one, but women are women so I'm letting her go ahead with her plan.

Anyway, am I getting to stressed out about it? I mean in all reality this a lifelong dream for me. I don't know about other LE agencies but this one asked quite a few questions about whether or not you have been denied employment from a LE agency, and all.

Anyone here work for TXDOC (Texas Department of Corrections)?

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