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Old 05-23-2011, 10:48   #5
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Originally Posted by MeefZah View Post
Hmm, interesting. I just took NS's aptitude test a few weeks ago. It seems like it has potential to be an interesting job, though I doubt I'll get it.

From the questions on the testing, I would wager that the majority of crimes you deal with are thefts, especially organized crime thefts of cargo and employee perpetrated thefts. Not much else except maybe running off hobos / criminal trespass and such. Are there even still hobos out there?
Yes, believe it or not, there are still "hobo's" around (professional freight train riders)...More so in the southern states for obvious reasons. As the weather gets warmer, things tend to pick up in the northern states. We deal with pretty much the same crimes as municipal PD's, to include burglaries, trespassers, organized criminal gangs, street gangs, an occasional DV call, DWI's, robberies, assaults, rapes, MV crimes / thefts, suicides, homicides, etc....Sound familar??...It's a wonderful retirement job, there is no age limit and the pay and benefits are very good. If the thought of working/patrolling rural counties in several states to large urban environments and everything in between and enjoy the freedom to move around and work at your own pace, then it might be for you. Like anything else, you get out of it what you put into it.
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