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    Do you like your job?

    I am testing for State Police and I am interested in hearing from everyone here in LE if they truly enjoy thier job.

    Please post the following:
    1) What type of LEo Are you? State Trooper, Metro, Fed etc.
    2) Do you have a family? Kids?
    3) Do you like your job?
    4) Can you support your family from JUST your income?


    Thank you for your responses.

    Thanks!

    Mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJMAC View Post
    I am testing for State Police and I am interested in hearing from everyone here in LE if they truly enjoy thier job.

    Please post the following:
    1) What type of LEo Are you? State Trooper, Metro, Fed etc.
    2) Do you have a family? Kids?
    3) Do you like your job?
    4) Can you support your family from JUST your income?


    Thank you for your responses.

    Thanks!

    Mac
    I think most LEOs will agree..

    I love what I do. I may not always like my agency or policies, but really there is crap everywhere, some less, some more. But the job itself? Love it.

    1.Urban city cop - medium sized city- all ghetto in my area- love it.
    1.Wife and child
    3.Love it
    4.Can support ourselves with my income. Work lots of OT to sustain a level of living that we wish to maintain. As a cop you will never be rich, but you will never be broke either, rest assured.
    There are only two kinds of real justice left: street and poetic...


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    geez its tight for now but in a year it will be better


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    I don't want to work at all and LE is the closest thing I can come to that.

    Also, our pension system is great and I'm not going to throw it away.

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    Yeah I LOVE and hate at the same time, when I have to wrestle a 6 foot 9 inch bohemith to the ground who has a knife in his pocket, it get shall we say trying.

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    1. very large city
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    4. we do fine on just one income
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    Please post the following:
    1) What type of LEo Are you? State Trooper, Metro, Fed etc.


    Municipal officer hired by the state to work at a state university.

    2) Do you have a family? Kids?

    One son from a former wife. It was prior LE, and he's an adult now and on his own (we filled up the spare bedroom with stuff, so he can't move back in ). I'm remarried and have no more children.

    3) Do you like your job?

    Tricky question. Right at this point- NO! But, most times it's okay.

    4) Can you support your family from JUST your income?

    My income is enough for us to survive. Luckily, my wife has her own business and when the two incomes are combined, we live at a much higher level than mere survival. Heck, we have a house with an easy mortgage, two cars (both paid for and new), a pick-up and horse trailor, and a tractor. We have enough land for my wife to run her horse business and she does a good job running it, so at times, I think my income is the secondary money.
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    Im a County Deputy of a decent sized county...any job is what "you" make of it!!
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    Police Officer in a small city(pop:~19000).
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    Love the job, not always crazy about the "leadership".
    Yes, but I wont be buying any Ferraris.

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    -I agree w/ the guy above in the speedo, the job is great and a lot of times it is what you make it. You can be as busy or stagnant as you make yourself.
    -I supported the family alone during the first year my child was here. It was tight, but was possible.
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    Yes, we make lots of overtime. (I do work a part time job as security at our local hospital. It's good money and VERY easy. Just for extra money)

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    Retired County Deputy
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJMAC View Post
    1) What type of LEo Are you? State Trooper, Metro, Fed etc.
    2) Do you have a family? Kids?
    3) Do you like your job?
    4) Can you support your family from JUST your income?
    1. Police Officer.
    2. Single, but in a relationship.
    3. Love the job!
    4. Work all the overtime I can.
    *A GIRL COP*


    In Loving Memory Officer Keith Houts

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    1. Fed, US Federal Reserve.
    2. Just Me, my wife and two dogs.
    3. Beats the hell out of staving to death.
    4. No, good thing I’m independently wealthy – retired military. Right.

    We are the thin blue line
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    Quote Originally Posted by me again View Post
    I don't want to work at all and LE is the closest thing I can come to that.

    There are only two kinds of real justice left: street and poetic...


    Canada, huh? Almost made it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJMAC View Post
    I am testing for State Police and I am interested in hearing from everyone here in LE if they truly enjoy thier job.

    Please post the following:
    1) What type of LEo Are you? State Trooper, Metro, Fed etc.
    2) Do you have a family? Kids?
    3) Do you like your job?
    4) Can you support your family from JUST your income?


    Thank you for your responses.

    Thanks!

    Mac
    1>) I am a City Police Officer.
    2) Yes, Married with 4 kids
    3) Love my job yes, admin headaches from brass are a constant, but still love my job
    4) I can, but I wouldnt recommend it. By just my job alone, it was very tight with near nothing left over for anything else. My wife has a small part time job that helps out (only brings home 1000 a month). Couple that with the overtime that I can work, things are doing ok.
    "Sometimes people need a little help. Sometimes people need to be forgiven. And sometimes they need to go to jail."


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    Quote Originally Posted by JJMAC View Post
    I am testing for State Police and I am interested in hearing from everyone here in LE if they truly enjoy thier job.

    Please post the following:
    1) What type of LEo Are you? State Trooper, Metro, Fed etc.

    Uniformed Federal Police Officer
    2) Do you have a family? Kids?
    Wife and 2 boys
    3) Do you like your job?
    Somedays are better then others, it has its ups and downs. Overall yes.
    4) Can you support your family from JUST your income?
    Have been for 16 years

    Thank you for your responses.

    Thanks!

    Mac
    There you go

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    The answer to number four is....HELL NO! but, it's a good job. I worked for the State Police in 1995 for just over a year. TOO Political told them to stick it.

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    Thanks Gents!


    I appreciate your replys. Unfortunately I am looking at the State Police, and it will be our only form of income. 2 kids and a wife that likes to spend.

    I hope to make some money on the sale of the house and move somewhere less expensive.

 

 
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