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    corrections

    Well i got offered a position as a correctional officer!
    woohoo!! im finally into the Criminal justice field!!!
    my true calling is to be a law enforcement officer and i will pursue that until i am an officer!
    but quick question...will working in corrections give me better chance at getting an LEO position with the experience i will be getting?

    just wondered your views

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    Around here it will.

    I started in our co. jail before getting hired with the city PD.


    I found the experience I got in the jail was priceless once I got on the street.


    I knew who all of the gang bangers and shitheads were before I put my gun belt on for the first time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    I knew who all of the gang bangers and shitheads were before I put my gun belt on for the first time.
    That is one of your best tools when you hit the streets. Knowing who you are dealing with before you REALLY deal with them is a plus. If you are not good with faces and names then you better learn to be, or carry around a thugs and mugs book. Also practice safe pat down methods while working corrections and it will carry over to the streets. Nothing is routine, always be ready. Congrats and good luck
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    Too often, we lose sight of life's simple pleasures. Remember, when someone annoys you it takes 42 muscles in your face to frown, BUT, it only takes 4 muscles to reach out and bitch slap that motherf*cker upside the head.

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    oh ive learned so much this past semester by taking intro to corrections.
    ive learned that its a whole new world in a prison/jail setting then the outside world.
    i start monday but im going to continue my pursuit to become an officer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s10ryan View Post
    Well i got offered a position as a correctional officer!
    woohoo!! im finally into the Criminal justice field!!!
    my true calling is to be a law enforcement officer and i will pursue that until i am an officer!
    but quick question...will working in corrections give me better chance at getting an LEO position with the experience i will be getting?

    just wondered your views
    Dood do we really need to answer that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheech View Post
    Dood do we really need to answer that?
    hahahaha
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    Ryan I think this a great way to begin in law enforcement and remember that "a foot in the door is always better than that door being slammed in your face."
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    yeah true....i got the no longer considered for the upcoming class email at LMPD yesterday

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    Not too sound like a dick Ryan, but when you become a C.O you are a Officer, if you wanna be a police officer say so, but stop throwing around the word Officer. I'm a Peace Officer and I'm proud of my occupation, when you say you still want to be a "Officer" I personally take it as demeaning, because it makes me wonder what you consider Correctional Officers? Just food for thought. Congrats on getting hired and good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s10ryan View Post
    oh ive learned so much this past semester by taking intro to corrections.
    ive learned that its a whole new world in a prison/jail setting then the outside world.
    i start monday but im going to continue my pursuit to become an officer.
    you are not gonna learn in a class what it feels like to have that steel slam shut behind you confining you inside the walls with those animals.

    its a real wake up call buddy. make sure you are prepared mentally and physically.

    other than that, congrats on getting hired, and good luck in your pursuit of a police officer position
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    It will most likely help you, if nothing else transporting inmates, handcuffing inmates, and searches will give you a leg up on the LE side. Alot of cops around here started as C.O.'s in the county jail. Bottom line is will it help? probably..... Can it hurt? absolutely not
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    Quote Originally Posted by s10ryan View Post
    oh ive learned so much this past semester by taking intro to corrections.
    ive learned that its a whole new world in a prison/jail setting then the outside world.
    i start monday but im going to continue my pursuit to become an officer.
    Hmmm... I was thinking about taking Intro to Corrections myself. Although not required for my major I do want to work as a substance abuse counselor in a CJ setting (prison/jail). After reading your post I may just reconsider.

    BTW, congratluations!

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    thank you!! and i am totally prepared the road ahead!


    and just an update.....i am still in the process for Police officer ill know the end of this month weather or not i get a conditional offer.

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    thank you!! and i am totally prepared the road ahead!


    and just an update.....i am still in the process for Police officer ill know the end of this month weather or not i get a conditional offer.

 

 

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