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    Hi. Question from future federal law enforcement agent

    I recently received confirmation of employment with a federal agency I've wanted to work for all my life. It feels great , and I look forward to joining you all in the brotherhood of law enforcement.

    I have educational and private sector credentials that have qualified me for this job. However, I have no prior law enforcement experience.

    I have a question. I will not be doing policing in my future job but I think the value of "street smarts" that local law enforcement officers develop cannot be underestimated. My question is, how valuable would an experience like a Ride Along be? Are there other experiences you could suggest that I should seek in the near future to prepare myself? I have a few months before the academy.

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    You certainly can do ride on patrol if you'd like. Most local/state/federal law enforcement agencies know when they hire someone who hasn't had prior law enforcement experience that you're "green" or a "rookie". That experience and street smarts will come with time.

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    Congrats on the new gig. What agency are you going to? What kind of work do you do now? Any military experience? Just curious.

    I would say that you should take full advantage of as many ride along opportunities that you can. Talk to veteren officers and learn how they deal with people.

    Good luck.

    "Stupid should hurt."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Animi View Post
    Are there other experiences you could suggest that I should seek in the near future to prepare myself? I have a few months before the academy.
    Yeah, run... a lot.

    "Stupid should hurt."

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    Thanks. No military experience. My background is a B.S. in Computer Science with private sector work in computer forensics.

    Also, any suggested reading?

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    Verbal Judo , George J Thompson
    Path of the Warrior, L. Jetmore
    The Warrior's Mantra, Roger Ruge
    Last edited by Hannibal; 11-13-06 at 12:32 PM.

    "Stupid should hurt."

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    Geeze, another FED. Just what we need. Oh wll, Good luck and don't lte the bedbugs bite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin Warrior View Post
    Verbal Judo , George J Thompson
    Path of the Warrior, L. Jetmore
    The Warrior's Mantra, Roger Ruge
    I'd add On Killing and On Combat by David Grossman, and you'd probably benefit from grabbing a used an introduction to criminal justice textbook at a nearby college. That'll give you a good overview of the entire criminal justice system, at both the state and federal levels. Most of what you need to know will be covered in training or through experience -- but it never hurts to have that framework to put it on.

    Do a ride along, if you want. At least you'll have seen what the working cops do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jks9199 View Post
    I'd add On Killing and On Combat by David Grossman
    I concur.

    "Stupid should hurt."

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    ride along is good, and the reading as well as noted above
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    Geeze, another FED. Just what we need.
    Yep, they just sprayed for us last week too. We Feds are kind of like cockroaches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bayern View Post
    Geeze, another FED. Just what we need. Oh wll, Good luck and don't lte the bedbugs bite.
    Go stand in the corner.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1sgkelly View Post
    Go stand in the corner.
    I think bayern was hoping you wouldn't see that, kelly.

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    go stand in the corner Bettern walking a beat in the rain. At least I will know the FED are nice and comfy in their offices drinking coffee and patting themselves on the back for doing such a fine job getting out of bed and to the office on time for their mid-morning coffee break

    All in fun of course, otherwise we would have to pick on JENNA all the time

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    Bettern walking a beat in the rain. At least I will know the FED are nice and comfy in their offices drinking coffee and patting themselves on the back for doing such a fine job getting out of bed and to the office on time for their mid-morning coffee break
    Yeah, but the risk of a repetitive motion injury is very high with all of that back-patting. We usually take the equitable sharing money that should go to the locals and use it to hire someone to pat our backs for us.
    Great holy armies shall be gathered and trained to fight all who embrace evil. In the name of the Gods, ships shall be built to carry the warriors out among the stars and we will spread Origin to all the unbelievers. The power of the Ori will be felt far and wide and the wicked shall be vanquished.

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    Go on the ride along.... you may find out you like real police work more





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