Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Picknlittle, Mar 4, 2008.
I believe this is pretty much the jumping in point for the sheriff's dept., unless you have previous patrol experience. I do know of one fella hired a few weeks ago with five or six years on the local PD who is also a jail deputy. My guess is from what I see it's likely going to be a couple years or more before patrol is an option.
I'll know more as I ask and listen.
I kind of have my sights set on CI. I'll gladly go the patrol route, but investigations has my "want to".
Keep on keeping our streets safe...and make sure you spend some great time with the brotherhood.
What stevelyn said. You're about to get a highly concentrated education in body language, attitude and reading people. Work in a jail for a year and you'll forever look at people differently. I recognize a lot of behavioral traits in the corporate world that I would never have known about if I hadn't seen the "inside". It'll definitely make you better on the street.
Things went very well,....I really like that Glock 22. I was impressed at how easily it immediately returns to target after firing. Very balanced and comfortable.
More drills tomorrow, followed by timed quals.
It's great to spend the day shooting AND getting paid for it!
Thanks for the support and encouragement folks,...you're a great bunch.
The thin blue line is a real small community. Everyone knows everyone. Make it home safe, that's what matters.
I just found out I have three neibors that are cops one to the left, two across the street, the guy on the right is a gun guy like myself.
It's odd, I 54 and feel like a kid at Christmas. After retiring from the military, entering the corporate world as a mid manager, only to realize that greed and corruption were rampant, I then decided to go into landscaping and lawn care only to be crushed by an ugly drought followed by too much rain.
I'm asking myself why I didn't do this much sooner. I know there will be days I regret the move, and others will be cause for celebration. I hope I keep my perspective, but see so many others who have been greatly changed by the experience.
At 54, with your broad background, it seems that you're well equipped to do some real good.
All the best.
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