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Jack Toomey

If you are an author I will be happy to help you however I do expect a reasonable donation using the PayPal icon. U.S.: I am an expert in this category for the purpose of giving young people an idea what the hiring process involves for the position of police officer. I am getting a flood of questions from young people who are being influenced by unrealistic television shows. I'd ask you to consider that when you watch police shows on television that they are NOT realistic and most of what you see does not happen in real life. Please do not ask me about potential jail sentences that you, your friends, or family might receive in court. There is no way for me to know that. I am NOT a probation officer so I cannot answer questions about probation and parole matters. I am a retired police officer with 26 years experience.I worked in a variety of assignments including investigations, homicide, sex crimes, runaway investigations, missing persons, and fraud.I also dealt with the general public during that time giving a wide range of advice on matters such as domestic disputes, problem solving, teenage problems, civil/criminal .....

Loren Stevens

Retired after 31 years in a large metropolitan PD. Areas of expertise: COVERT OPERATIONS. Management, Administration, Inspections, U/C development, Project design, Ethics, and other related sub topics in COVERT OPERATIONS.


i have trained over 100 police work dogs for patrol,narcotics and explosives. i am a nationally certified trainer with the uspca and npca canine associations.

Robert Tapogna

Probation/Parole: Career requirements, what kind of duties, supervising officers, conduct probation violation investigations. Establishing security training curriculum, training methods, writing lesson plans, NYS security license requirements. Security environments to seek employment-court, park, retail, industrial and campus security. Adjunct instructor, police, security & corrections, career requirements, different career fields, value of internships

Dick Rogers

I`ve spent twenty-five years in law enforcement as a state trooper and deputy sheriff. Retired as a lead homicide investigator. My interest is in answering questions dealing with ethical and moral dilemmas facing officers in the field.

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It's not a big or little deal to a background investigator.  It's the policy of the department that you have to be concerned about.  What you did is against the law.  However I'd think that they are more


Bryan,    I cannot give you a "yes" or "no" answer to a question that could affect the rest of your life,    The best that I can do for you is to tell you to be truthful in all matters and don't try to

2016-08-28 Department application ask about friends using drugs.:

I am wondering if you read my first answer?      I didn't say this the first time but a person who has drug abusers for friends is not a good choice for the position of police officer.    So potentially

2016-08-08 BI:

Hansel,    Law enforcement is not like the Army where there is one standard and one set of rules.  There are thousands of police agencies and each has its own set of standards.  What might be true on Department

2016-07-28 Young adults trying to get hired:

The issues you mention are serious matters to law enforcement agencies. Generally, there are many candidates for police officer careers. Accordingly, why hire someone who may have behavior issues? It may

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