Need Advice Please . . . . .
Hey All, need some advice from you all if you dont mind. I was a Police Dispatcher about 10 years ago. During this time I applied with the same Agency to be a reserve Officer. Upon completing my Background packet for the reserve position, I took my time and scanned my brain for many weeks to answer the questions correcty and as truthfully as possible. Now when I applied to be a dispatcher, I was basically offered the job without even applying for it. At that time I did have a background packet but when filling it out, I really did not take my time with it, so I did not list as many things on it as I later did on the reserve officer background packet. It was not that I was trying to hide something when applying for Dispatch, I just did not do alot of brain scanning to think of everything. Well then the Chief of Police asked me to resign or be terminated, basing this decision off of the difference of the two background packets. He would not listen to my reason on why there were differences and again suggested that I resign or be terminted, so I resigned. First of all, to me and to alot of LEO's that I have spoken with about this are pretty much all in agreeance that what was asked of me was wrong and should have been handled in a different manner. Maybe you guys agree or maybe you dont, I am not sure. What I need advice on is this. Like I mentioned before, it has been 10 plus years since this has happened. This last week my current job has become a little stressful due to the economy, so I had this idea of going and meeting with this Chief that asked me to resign and basically ask to be re-hired. Do you guys think this is a good idea or a bad idea? I know it could not hurt, but I just want some feedback from you guys on the situation as well as advice on if you think I should go talk to him or not. Thank you all in advance!