Entirely too stubborn.
Already set in a career I can work the rest of my life.
That career is Law Enforcement.
I am a cop.
I'll give advice on anything I know a thing about so don't hesitate to ask.
"What’s this chat snap?" - Drug Investigator
"Here, I’ll show you." - Me, unlocking my phone
"YOU HAVE IT!?!?!"
I absolutely HATE the stigma that it seems all law enforcement have for technology and the internet.
It is not contagious. Just because you use Snapchat or Craigslist or something doesn’t mean you’re a predator or a burglar. You won’t just catch inappropriate pictures, you usually need to work for those.
Personally, I use snapchat to send “uglyface” pictures to my friends who I don’t think want those pictures saved on their phones. That’s not illegal.
Don’t turn something into exclusively a tool for criminals when it is just an app.
Edit: Added one word.
You guys… I get paid to put up with assholes all night. It’s like being paid to play a shitty game on xbox live or sit in the youtube comments or post an emotional note that gets thousands of replies from assholes on tumblr.
My job is like the internet in real life.
As far as firearms? On duty, it’s a Glock 23.
Off duty, I will occasionally carry a Taurus 740 Slim that someone bought for me. I plan to buy a nicer quality subcompact sometime soon. Reviews on it haven’t been awesome but I have not had a single problem with it for about 250 rounds. But generally, I don’t carry. My boss not have any opinion about it but seems to be opposed to us carrying so I try to only carry out of my jurisdiction (which is probably the only places I would ever need to carry.)
Lots of people dying - either of old age or killing themselves. More of the latter.
Kids going to underage parties and getting dosed with liquid codeine.
Bath salts. Meth. Bath salts. Heroin. And more bath salts.
Added responsibility of heading my own investigative unit, negotiations with the sheriff, and fighting with the financial guy who is apparently an apple fan boy and wants me to get an iPad… For no reason other than he likes his iPad.
Took a 10 day vacation to Europe and missed far too much.
I wish I did. But my last few months have been full of reasons not to become a cop and instead reasons to be a gold digger.
I kid, I kid. But really, it’s been a rough few months. I have no idea what is going on in my area but it really needs to end….
Tip 1: Get your minimum schooling requirement to get hired and while doing so, get a relevant job for some work experience.
Tip 2: Once you graduate (or fill the requirements), apply everywhere. Get Job.
Tip 3: Once you have a job somewhere you probably don’t love, keep going to school online and finish next degree level, if you have less than a bachelor’s. Then, after maybe a year or so at that job, apply to where you actually want to work.
Now, you probably have the job you want. Bingo. Now set more goals because, it shouldn’t end there.
No. No one will laugh. If you look through my asks, I’ve been asked this for numerous heights and sizes and various other factors.
If you are incapable of doing the tasks necessary to be a police officer, they will not hire you. Otherwise, it doesn’t matter if you’re giant, dwarf, male, female, gay, straight or any other identifier.