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Old 11-15-2012, 08:55   #141
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Long day... ready to call it and move on somewhere else. Tired of being beat up everyday from within.
Get some size large shirts, you'll feel better...... It's probably a circulation thing thats associated with schmedium.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:15   #142
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Get some size large shirts, you'll feel better...... It's probably a circulation thing thats associated with schmedium.
You're right... I was wearing a tighter than usual shirt yesterday.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:42   #143
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Honestly, I never was either, but after toting one around as a duty pistol with my last gig they grew in me. My 4566 always reminded me a lot of a 1911 with slim grips on it. I love to find one of their 4513's (think sub-compact 1911 sized .45) for off duty.


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Old 11-15-2012, 11:45   #144
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Well, I got turned down for the ATF position; apparently, they're only hiring from within.
I wish I had made a more serious play for the feds while i was still young enough.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:48   #145
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I wish I had made a more serious play for the feds while i was still young enough.
I do and I don't... in a way, their work is nowhere as satisfying, at least to me, as local policing on patrol where you are helping people on a more everyday basis... but yeah, it could be very exciting to do some of the things they do, but relatively, the local pay and benefits here is way better than federal pay and benefits.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:55   #146
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I do and I don't... in a way, their work is nowhere as satisfying, at least to me, as local policing on patrol where you are helping people on a more everyday basis... but yeah, it could be very exciting to do some of the things they do, but relatively, the local pay and benefits here is way better than federal pay and benefits.
You're probably right. I worked with a girl years ago that went to the DEA. She spent the next five years parked in a car from noon to the wee hours of the morning watching houses. Doesn't sound all that nifty.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:58   #147
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You're probably right. I worked with a girl years ago that went to the DEA. She spent the next five years parked in a car from noon to the wee hours of the morning watching houses. Doesn't sound all that nifty.
My buddy did the same thing. Went to DEA and would call me all the time. He says he spends about 20 days straight sitting in his office playing solitaire, and then goes out 1 day to do a raid or a buy or whatever, and then sits around again until the next one. He says it's terrible.

I'm sure he's working cases but I get what he's saying... tons of desk time and not a lot of field time doing exciting stuff.

Then again, it's the same way on patrol, except we sit around in a car driving around looking at stuff.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:03   #148
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My buddy did the same thing. Went to DEA and would call me all the time. He says he spends about 20 days straight sitting in his office playing solitaire, and then goes out 1 day to do a raid or a buy or whatever, and then sits around again until the next one. He says it's terrible.

I'm sure he's working cases but I get what he's saying... tons of desk time and not a lot of field time doing exciting stuff.

Then again, it's the same way on patrol, except we sit around in a car driving around looking at stuff.
Yeah exactly. My friend Tracy worked a rural area outside of San Diego. So they just watched people. An informant would cough up a name and then they'd watch the guy until he did or didn't do something stupid.

At least in a patrol car you can create work for yourself if that's what suits you.
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Old 11-15-2012, 13:13   #149
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Old 11-15-2012, 14:01   #150
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I can finally post in Cop Talk. 2 years on the job, 3 more years to not be considered a rook!
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Old 11-15-2012, 15:12   #151
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Well, the ol' lady and I had a pretty long conversation last night. Bottom line, I've realized that working where I am (inside the fence in general, plus the hour-plus drive each way every day) is eating me up, and I'm just not happy at all with what I'm doing. I've done some soul searching, and I think I'm going to be trying to switch to the local PD as soon as I can get my lazy ass back in shape. The pay, if they count my corrections experience as "sworn" experience (I am sworn; just some agencies don't want to acknowledge it as far as experience), will be roughly what I'm making now, plus a higher uniform allowance and $3,100/yr "state incentive pay", so that's not that big of an issue. It would mean the hiring process all over, and a 24 week academy plus 24 weeks of FTO, but overall, I think I'd be happier with it. I just realized I'd really rather work the street than inside the fence, or like y'all said earlier, even most of the federal-level investigative positions. So, I'm emailing one of their recruiting officers here shortly to see if my experience counts. Regardless, I think I'm going to do it within the next few months.
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I got your back on that.

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Old 11-15-2012, 15:54   #153
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Thanks, man.
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Old 11-15-2012, 16:58   #154
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I can finally post in Cop Talk. 2 years on the job, 3 more years to not be considered a rook!
Bring me a jelly donut and coffee, or else no posting.
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Old 11-15-2012, 17:30   #155
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Who do you think you are, Dragoon?

And prove you're a supercop and take a powdered sugar donut without getting any on your uniform!
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Old 11-15-2012, 17:32   #156
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And CJ, you gotta do you, brotha. Give it an honest shot, I think your time inside will be an asset when you hit the street. Good luck! Keep us posted!
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CJ, don't wait another second if you know what you want. Before you know it, it will be too late and you will live with regret. Just go for it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 18:51   #159
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CJ, don't wait another second if you know what you want. Before you know it, it will be too late and you will live with regret. Just go for it.
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