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    Are you the cyber-elite of your department?

    Are you more internet-savvy than most other LEOs in your department?

    I'm wondering if the LEOs on this forum are the cyber-elite of their own respective departments. Are you the ones your colleagues ask for advice about computers and the internet? Just curious.
    Last edited by Jenna; 08-13-06 at 05:04 PM.

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    Fuck yes, and it drives me nuts. Internet, I/LEADS, our MDTs, EVERYTHING.

    It doesn't help that our city IT guy has an IQ somewhere between half-cooked lasagna and a bean sprout.
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    I can see that happening already....I know too much!

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH AHAHAHA ROFLHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic
    Fuck yes, and it drives me nuts. Internet, I/LEADS, our MDTs, EVERYTHING.

    It doesn't help that our city IT guy has an IQ somewhere between half-cooked lasagna and a bean sprout.

    Yes me too. Which is very scary because I don't know very much about these evil computer things. MDT'S what are these things??

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    Yes, I guess that I sort of am in our unit, but not necessarily the whole sheriff's office. We have one deputy that has been trained in forensics nad that is her full time job for the SO. I do get called upon from others in our unit because I know about certain databases and how to access them. None of them are particularly exotic, in fact many of them are actually open to the general public. Things like looking up the owner of property, finding telephone numbers, finding out who is on probation, finding other pending court dates, etc.

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    I am sorry but I retired 6 years ago just as the puters were finalized in all our cars. They were great for vehicle and wanted checks but when I left, they were just to the point of receiving calls on them and were starting to set up the report writing on them. I heard lately that they just approved the officers to not only do the report pages but now they can finalize narrative pages all parts and then forward them to there supervisors for approval. I like the idea and could only hope that I could be trained for these parts, the oNLY problem is THAT............... our dept (St Louis PD) does not appropriately train its officers on computers or equipment newly purchased. Unless they changed in the last few years which due to heavy attrition, I seriously doubt it. Hope you officers do help the more simply minded like myself and be patient. Take care and be safe out there ALL !!

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    I can handle the keys
    lol
    I dont have a puter at work yet though....

    as far as technical thingys go...eh..
    i have never owned a microwave...
    dont own a tv...
    but have a computer that i use during the week
    when i am not at my beach house .. which has nothing
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    Quote Originally Posted by gozling
    I can handle the keys
    lol
    I dont have a puter at work yet though....

    as far as technical thingys go...eh..
    i have never owned a microwave...
    dont own a tv...
    but have a computer that i use during the week
    when i am not at my beach house .. which has nothing
    lol..
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    Yea I know all about this here thingy and all the whatsits that go along with it. I trained all the guys where you have to kick the machine to do a re-boot and everything. I even showed them all on a map of our county where the information super highway was going to go through.

    Damn its good to be so smart!!!
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    i say "f@#$ them" come get some!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    The other guys always make comments when they see me type :P I can type 80-100 WPM, and most can barely do 30 :P

    I was waiting for the computer once and another Deputy was typing a report, doing the famous hunt and peck. I finaly got impatient, had him get up and told him to dictate it to me. Got it done in a fraction of the time it woulda taken him.

    Who woulda thought being a nerd would help me be a cop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDawg3533
    Yea I know all about this here thingy and all the whatsits that go along with it. I trained all the guys where you have to kick the machine to do a re-boot and everything. I even showed them all on a map of our county where the information super highway was going to go through.

    Damn its good to be so smart!!!
    Yeah Dawg,glad I'm not the only one

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    I am the computer training officer, L.E.A.D.S. TAC, OLEESIN Trainer, and over look all the computer needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna
    Are you more internet-savvy than most other LEOs in your department?

    I'm wondering if the LEOs on this forum are the cyber-elite of their own respective departments. Are you the ones your colleagues ask for advice about computers and the internet? Just curious.
    If I can't help my colleagues, they usually call our ITG help desk
    It's all fun and games, until the police arrive

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    Heck yes. I am our department webmaster (which has led to picking up other jobs), and the one that old timers ask when they have computer questions (despite having a computer service division and IT people)

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    I can usually find what I want when doing an internet search. I deleted internet explorer on my home computer because i figured I didn't need that if I had msn. Department computer expert laughed all the time while he reinstalled it. But they did find out while I was working fraud and forgery that if they gave me a confiscated computer I could find things the experts couldn't. Seems because I didn't know that I shouldn't be able to do things I could find things they didn't. The Lt in charge of computer crimes would give me a confiscated computer of a pedophile and I could find all the emails and files they had hidden. When I showed him how I got there all he could say was you can't do that. Sometimes being a computer idiot can work out for the best.

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    not cyber elite, just the elite!

    Highway Patrol!

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    they are fantastic WHEN THEY WORK!!!!!!! THEY EITHER FREEZE up or just reset themselves its annoying just thinking about it gave me a headache...

 

 

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