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I'd be happy to join the ranks of the "LEO Gun nuts" but getting a job as an LEO in this state is damn near impossible! But! When I do, and I will, I'd be happy to be a part of your list!
I would love to oversee the PD's overall and though it will be hated I'd make the requirments a bit tougher and if its true that some PO's shoot the qual course til they qual then they will get 2 chances (everyone can have an off day as well as the fact that the first few times to many will fail it.)
Have you taken any of the tests yet? Are you a Vet?
Boston has a big recruitment drive going on.
Don't forget to look at the non civil service towns too.
We're always hiring and have been taking transfers as well.
I have been taking as many tests as I can find, and I'm scheduled for the Civil Service on May 19. I'm in the beginning stages of my town's process, which I'm very excited about. I'm not a vet, nor do I have the full-time academy under my belt (That's my biggest disadvantage, at this point), but I do have my bachelors in Crim Justice, and currently hold a job dispatching for a local college PD full time and working part time as armed security under government contract (Army base). So it's starting to come together; I only graduated last May ('06) Just biding my time
Interesting. I am a software engineer (and I think of myself as an engineer and not merely a programmer), but I have very little interest in programming, software design, and computers in general. They are just tools to me, great and powerful tools, but they only matter to me when there is work to be done.Yea, I understand that...but all of us on this group like computers. And we work with them every day. But we go home and dick around with them, build them for buddies, etc..
I do understand that it's a very small part of the LEOs job. So it's not a slam.
I'm just saying that for as many LEOs that there are out there, that more don't have a strong interest for weaponry.