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drider
09-01-2011, 15:28
Ttttttt

Bogey
09-01-2011, 15:54
Doesn't sound to me like that would be the venue to discuss such things.

BTW, Police Chiefs put their pants on one leg at a time, just like you and me. Go and enjoy the festivities.

ddbtoth
09-01-2011, 15:58
Show him your gun! That'll break the ice with him. And then argue ballistics with him so he will remember you later.

.264 magnum
09-01-2011, 16:10
Hi all, I was invited to a reception today to honor and recognize a under sheriff. In addition my mentor,uncle who's in law enforcement said, you have an opportunity to meet his friend and most importantly he is the Chief of police of a small department where I am seeking employment at. For the position as a entry level police officer or reserve. For this I want to ask you all, I have never met a Chief of police informally, I only had formal interview style interactions with police chiefs. I'm quite nervous, should I keep the conservation brief? For instance, "Hi please to meet you Chief, my name is..... I am highly interested in joining your police department."

1. Relax. I mean it relax. GT sports a nice cadre of movers and shakers - none of them are likely impressed with wide eyed fanboys.

2. Pay close attention to his reactions and body language. If he wants to talk he'll let you know. Lots of leaders of men are "expressive" personalities. He may want to talk. Just as likely he may appreciate you noticing that he's had a ball busting day and wants to keep to himself.

3. Firm handshake, look him in the eye, let him lead the conversation, be concise with your words.

As someone else said the man puts his pants one one leg at a time. Be yourself.

Adjuster
09-01-2011, 16:16
Do not mention anything about employment at this function. If you get into conversation with the chief and he brings it up then your good to go but until then be polite and professional keep quiet and don't volunteer unsolicited information.

prism
09-01-2011, 16:20
got ccw badge? :whistling:

Fed Five Oh
09-01-2011, 16:20
Take a dozen donuts.

deputy tom
09-01-2011, 16:31
Don't be a suck ***.Nice firm handshake and "nice to meet you". The end.If you are supposed to get the job you will get the job.tom.:cool:

.264 magnum
09-01-2011, 16:33
Take a dozen donuts.

Mean and funny. Well played FFO.

Minnow
09-01-2011, 16:36
Make sure you get his first name so you can drop it on your next traffic stop.

PuroMexicano
09-01-2011, 16:41
:rofl:

norm357
09-01-2011, 16:44
Open carry! It solves everything!

Also, He is just a guy like you. Don't bring up employment unless he brings it up first. Have a good time.

VA27
09-01-2011, 18:45
Don't gush.

Don't get drunk and puke on his shoes.

Firm handshake, eye contact, "Hiya, pleased to meetcha."

Do NOT mention that his wife/daughter/niece/cousin/significant other/secretary is 'hot'.

Don't say anything about 'hats'.

msu_grad_121
09-01-2011, 19:41
Find a way to establish dominance!

Nah, it's been said before, just try to relax. Don't force the conversation, and personally I also wouldn't bring up the job thing, or if you do, do it towards the end of the conversation.

If your uncle brings it up, address it, but don't harp. Just say that you're interested in applying and look forward to the opportunity to work with his department.

Personally, I can't help myself and end up calling every Chief or Sheriff "Sir," at least until told not to. Let your conscience be your guide on that one, I guess.

Good luck!

Mayhem like Me
09-01-2011, 19:46
open carry and wear a molon labe shirt with 511 pants....and a portable scanner.

introduce yourself and ask him if you are being detained.

Sgt127
09-01-2011, 20:04
Mine just retired. He was a Sergeant when I hired on, so, we were always pretty easy going with each other, but, in public, I always addressed him as Chief. In private, it was always "boss" or Chief, but, a less formal "Chief" if that makes sense. Delivered more as a nickname.

Other Chiefs, always a good handshake and "Chief, (my rank and name) Its good to meet you Sir."

Once had the opportunity to meet Daryl Gates. Usual greeting (he had long ago retired, but, he would always carry that title in my opinion) Spent close to 45 minutes chatting with him. Looked for the "Go away boy, you're bothering me, clues. Never saw them. Really a good guy.

steveksux
09-01-2011, 20:08
Don't do what I did. Don't mention "Sheep Offenders Registry"..

Randy

Shinesintx
09-01-2011, 20:13
Don't do what I did. Don't mention "Sheep Offenders Registry"..

Randy

Crap! I was told that registry did not exist.

steveksux
09-01-2011, 20:16
Crap! I was told that registry did not exist.Congratulations! You're number 2 on the list... :tongueout::rofl:

The funniest part is... I wasn't joking...

Randy

drider
09-01-2011, 21:53
The celebration went well for the undersheriff, but the Chief did not show up. I understand they are busy official people. Thanks for the suggestions.

Hack
09-01-2011, 21:56
Be polite; cordial; brief in conversation, ready to listen where appropriate.

DaBigBR
09-01-2011, 23:30
Do not mention anything about employment at this function. If you get into conversation with the chief and he brings it up then your good to go but until then be polite and professional keep quiet and don't volunteer unsolicited information.

This.

Make eye contact, shake firmly, introduce yourself, etc. Be personable, but not overbearing. Don't mention the employment end of things, and if somebody that is introducing you does so, play it off.

Honestly, I think you're over-thinking it.

efman
09-02-2011, 03:06
open carry and wear a molon labe shirt with 511 pants....and a portable scanner.

introduce yourself and ask him if you are being detained.



IF you take his suggestion please post the video on youtube :rofl:

Ajon412
09-02-2011, 03:39
Find a way to establish dominance!

Does dry humping his leg count, or is that too forward?...:rofl::rofl:

msu_grad_121
09-02-2011, 03:51
Does dry humping his leg count, or is that too forward?...:rofl::rofl:

Of course it counts! What do they say about great minds? :rofl:

Just keep saying "Come on buddy, don't make it weird..."

A6Gator
09-02-2011, 06:27
This.

Make eye contact, shake firmly, introduce yourself, etc. Be personable, but not overbearing. Don't mention the employment end of things, and if somebody that is introducing you does so, play it off.

Honestly, I think you're over-thinking it.

Yep. Remember you're there to honor and recognize a friend of your uncle (if I followed the story correctly), so do that. Like BigBr and Adjuster mentioned, if it comes up, it comes up. You want him to remember you favorably...:supergrin:

drider
09-02-2011, 10:01
Very true suggestions guys, just met him and shook hands and took pictures. Went well.

DaBigBR
09-02-2011, 11:44
Yep. Remember you're there to honor and recognize a friend of your uncle (if I followed the story correctly), so do that. Like BigBr and Adjuster mentioned, if it comes up, it comes up. You want him to remember you favorably...:supergrin:

If it were me, I would prefer that he not remember me at all!

prism
09-03-2011, 12:01
Very true suggestions guys, just met him and shook hands and took pictures. Went well.


pictures?


(not asking to see pictures. was wondering why)

drider
09-03-2011, 22:25
We took pictures with the undersheriff, to commemorate this event and to just have a picture with him.

JuneyBooney
09-05-2011, 00:44
Do not mention anything about employment at this function. If you get into conversation with the chief and he brings it up then your good to go but until then be polite and professional keep quiet and don't volunteer unsolicited information.

I agree. They are just men and women who are no different than any other person, Just go and be respectful and maybe if you get a chance talk about what a good job he/she is doing and that is it. Have fun too. :cool: