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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 .....

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


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.

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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2016-12-02 Experimental Drug Usage:

Your description of the two substance related instances, in my judgment, appear to be, what is usually referred to as, "experimentation."   As long as you have not used any illicit substances since that

2016-11-04 Background check:

Hello:    Draft a letter that is typed neatly, check spelling and ensure appropriate grammar). Include the name of the school, date of contact, who you spoke with and school records telephone number.

2016-10-09 Background Check:

When you state that you didn't get charged for stealing $2.00 at work then there is no criminal record. However, were you terminated?   The speeding tickets may not be a problem depending on the circumstances

2016-09-30 Background-past employeement:

John:    This is a question where you need the advice of your attorney. Your settlement was a civil suit, not criminal.  A background investigation may depend on the police department conducting the background


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

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