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    44 46.32%
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    14 14.74%
  • No, I wish I could but I can't afford to

    5 5.26%
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    32 33.68%
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    Quote Originally Posted by adroitcuffs View Post
    My department recently began an offer of $2,500 for current officers, $5,000 for new-hires, to move into the city as an incentive. It's a one-time bonus. Sorry, I can pick up some overtime shifts if I want that extra $2,500 and continue to live in a much nicer area. I live close enough that I can be in the city, grab my cruiser, and ready to roll in 45 minutes or better, depending on the time of day. A couple of weeks ago, I got called in after a homicide. I was at the station, putting my gear in my cruiser in 30 minutes. Probably the only major emergency that would delay my availability would be a major earthquake, since there's so many bridges/overpasses on my route(s) to work. Then again, my 4x4 truck would help in that situation!

    Yeah, I agree that a one time bonus would be worthless - I proposed an annual bonus if the officer or fireman has lived in the Town for a full calendar year. Next year I think I'm gonna repeat the request a little earlier in the budget cycle.

    In your area it's earthquakes, and in our area it's tornados, plus a potential airliner crash since we're in the takeoff/landing path of DFW airport... No matter where you go, it's always something
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    My city has a policy that you can have a take home car only if you live within five miles of the city. If you don't, then you have to leave your car at the PD or somewhere in town where the car won't be bothered. Other than that, you can pretty much live where you want.
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    I live as far from the Ghetto as I can
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    I live nowhere near any friggin buslines!! You want it you gotta drive!!!

    The area where I am is businessess and a few apartment complexes. All of which have high rents. Hey I know the folks I see every damn day can't afford out here. I get to leave my pov and go out of state weeks at a time and hakuna matata!!

    I get a take home det. car

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    (a) Do you live in the Town or Neighborhood where you work?
    (b) Why or why not?
    (c) Would you like to if you could?

    a) Hell no.
    b) It's Detroit.
    c) Ummmm.... No.

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    I am assigned 2 counties and live in one of them. I have a take home car but have my on policy that unless its something really bad ( felony etc. ) I don't police my neighborhood. Its not a bad neighborhood its a small community way out in the country. The same one I grew up in.

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    Nope. Not only do I not live in the city I work for, I don't even live in the same county.

    I used to (free apartment) but I got real tired of seeing people I had arrested when I was off duty and grocery shopping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olnacl View Post
    I got real tired of seeing people I had arrested when I was off duty and grocery shopping.
    You mean y'all aren't happy to see each other?

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    My county is made up of 3 towns, 1 city and many villages.

    The stolen vehicle squad that I work in covers the entire county.
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    I live in the town I work in. If the guy I want to win gets elected Sheriff in a few weeks, I wont have to move to make the switch to the SO, since I'll be the Deputy in charge of this area of the county.
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    I don't live in the city where I work. I wouldn't live there for any amount of money, because the crime rate continues to rise and the neighborhoods continually go down hill. Also, I like to take a break from the city and live in the quiet countryside.
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    just moved two counties away.

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    I live within my department's jurisdiction. On the better side of a very busy beat.
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    I live in a different state! lol


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