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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 matters, and dealing with the mentally ill. I am available to give sound and reasonable advice which can solve most problems. Please do not ask me to do homework questions or online interviews. Young people should not rely on the Internet for interviews. Local police officers are normally very agreeable to assist students with interviews and surveys.

Experience in the area

Worked as a police officer/detective for 26 years.

Graduate of the University of Maryland.B.S. in Law Enforcement.Attended numerous schools and training courses involving investigations, interviewing, interrogations, crime detection, domestic violence, and others. Recognized in court as an expert witness.

Received numerous awards during my police career for expert investigations. Handled the most sensitive and confidential investigations. In 1999 I won an award for my work with high school students while working in my new career in a large suburban high school.

Education/Credentials

B.S from the University of Maryland.


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Recent Answers from Jack Toomey

2017-01-16 Donation/Author:

It depends on how involved the question is and the experience of the author.  If the author is very naive and not familiar with police procedures at all and I have to rewrite the scenario for them then

2016-12-05 What should I do?:

I can't speak for the person who is going to interview you.    If it was me I'd wonder why you thought that working for   one department was going to be any different that than the other.    Police work

2016-12-05 What should I do?:

Are you saying that you intend to apply to another police department?  What don't you like about police work or the department that you have been with for a month?

2016-09-27 LAPD 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

2016-09-27 LAPD BACKGROUND:

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

 

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