New LEO in the house!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Picknlittle, Mar 4, 2008.

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  1. coyotehitman

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    Congrats on what will become a transitioning point in your life. I have been a jail deputy and a road patrol officer and the jail was 10 times more stressful for me. Hope your time in the jail is more enjoyable than mine was. The light at the end of the tunnel (being a road officer) kept me sane.
     
  2. stevelyn

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    Congrats and the best of luck to you. You are going to find out that starting out in the jail will make you a better street cop. I did the corrections thing between departments and was THAT ever an eye opener. It made me more effective on the street being able to screen the BS easier and spotting the subtleties in hoodlum sub-culture.
     
  3. Picknlittle

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    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". :)
     
  4. CountGlockula

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    Congrats!

    Keep on keeping our streets safe...and make sure you spend some great time with the brotherhood.
     
  5. Grizzly Adams

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    Congratulations! Becareful, I've got some crazy relatives in that part of the state.:uhoh:
     
  6. Rokyudai

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    Congrats Pickn' on your career choice! Keep safe of course and let us know how it goes.
     
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    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.
     
  8. Picknlittle

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    What a great day! I started the handgun training today. Spent most of four hours studying shooting mechanics. You know,..stance, balance, grip, getting from holster to grip to target in a fluid motion. Quickly replacing magazines while maintaining target. Sight alignment, target acquisition, and of course, safety, safety, safety. Then spent about three hours shooting. Drawing, shooting. Drawing shooting, mag exchange, shooting. We wrapped up with timed rapid fire.

    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! :D

    Thanks for the support and encouragement folks,...you're a great bunch.
     
  9. Brian Dale

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    Glad that the day went well. Go get 'em. :D
     
  10. Optical Serenity

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    Welcome aboard.

    The thin blue line is a real small community. Everyone knows everyone. Make it home safe, that's what matters.
     
  11. keyhole

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    Welcome to the zoo. It can be a tough ride, but hang in there.
     
  12. MT GUNNY

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    While were talking about new cops
    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.
     
  13. Picknlittle

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    Today was a cool day. I received my commission card and was officially sworn in, got my badge, Glock a hardy welcome to the family.:)

    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.

    Thanks again.
     
  14. gym

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    Good luck, with the new job.
     
  15. Brian Dale

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    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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