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  1. Rhamma is offline

    Not over zealous, but just zealous enough. 病気の粗悪品

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cullion
    I've had simillar thoughts about the software->police thing, and whilst the money is less, I could cope. However, one thing I've heard about (by anecdote only) in the UK is that whilst the official maximum joining age is 50-something (with the usual PR stuff about valuing life-experience etc..) in practice this is only really for people with military/other uniformed service experience and that 30-something is considered a bit too old for people coming from a completely 'civilian' background.

    Is this the same in the US ? what are the 'official' maximum ages like ?
    Many of the larger police forces in the US have the age requirment of 21-27 which is a narrow window age-wise to get into academys, but they will take someone with experiance who is older, and sometimes they will make exceptions. So if you are older you may have to go to a county sheriff dep. route to get the experiance that you need. The pay is not nearly as good.
    People often tell me that I fail to see the gravity of the situation.
    I see the gravity, and I say...

    Step right up folks and watch me defy gravity!
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    I'm only 25, so I have some time if I wanted to go persue a crimianl justice degree first. My only problem is I dont feel I really have a good idea of what a shift is like. I've watched cops and thats about it. Hopefully a ride along will clear that up for me.
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    Weirdly enough I was thinking the same thing this weekend. I am a Comp Sci that looking to get out of programming and doing something else. I spent about 6 hours playing with the idea on by a County Police Officer. Ended on decided against it cause I don't have the time to do both and if I switch I'd take a $20,000 pay cut.
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    Wow. It is really bizarre how many IT people are considering LE.
    You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KageKaze
    Weirdly enough I was thinking the same thing this weekend. I am a Comp Sci that looking to get out of programming and doing something else. I spent about 6 hours playing with the idea on by a County Police Officer. Ended on decided against it cause I don't have the time to do both and if I switch I'd take a $20,000 pay cut.

    Thats the weirdest part. I'd actually get a pay increase. I work in education and IT gets paid ****. Of course I took a pay cut to work in education because I didn't like corp world. I like the idea of being out on my own, but i'm not sure how much of an officer's time is really like that.
  6. Rhamma is offline

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    About 10 years ago I was offered a job with the FBI as a forensic artist (no it was not just drawing dead people) but I would have had to live in Quantico VA. and I didn't want to live there. So I turned it down. The pay was okay, but when you take into account the cost of living in the DC area it was really not that great.
    People often tell me that I fail to see the gravity of the situation.
    I see the gravity, and I say...

    Step right up folks and watch me defy gravity!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateJon
    Wow. It is really bizarre how many IT people are considering LE.
    I'm wagering it's because regular web-forum posters disproportionately work in IT, and people who are into martial arts but work in an office are more likely to wish they had a more physical job, than people who work in an office but just watch TV or go fishing at the weekend.
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    One time I got offered a job to be a super secret Assassin for the CIA. Lincoln is dead, so you may surmise that I accepted.

    That JWB was always such a patsy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garbanzo Bean
    One time I got offered a job to be a super secret Assassin for the CIA. Lincoln is dead, so you may surmise that I accepted.

    That JWB was always such a patsy.
    Did you hunt him down like the Misad?
    People often tell me that I fail to see the gravity of the situation.
    I see the gravity, and I say...

    Step right up folks and watch me defy gravity!
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    I have actually worked for the government for the last 15 years as graphic artist. I wish I had cool stories about it, but it is really kind of boring. I used to work for the DOE (Department of Energy) now I work for the Air Force. When I was between the two jobs is when I put a resume in at the FBI. I didn't know if the job really even existed before I put in for it. I interviewed in Dallas, Texas, and I thought that was where the job was, but it was not.
    People often tell me that I fail to see the gravity of the situation.
    I see the gravity, and I say...

    Step right up folks and watch me defy gravity!
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