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Police

How late can they come to your house and. 2. Is it possible to win a case because of a no warrant search or even better can the cops show up at 12-3am without getting in trouble.?

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2024/06/29
09:19 UTC

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Police in Canada

Are officers aloud to purchase liquor with their uniforms on? Working at a liquor store I have served a few cops with all their gear still on and it just looks bad, just wondering if it’s frowned upon or what’s the deal

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2024/06/29
05:40 UTC

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Understanding when your life is a risk.

I recently was speaking to a highway patrolmen in my area and he told me that in the academy they train officers to not think that they are going to die no matter the situation because "when you think that you are going to die is when you die." Im wondering what peoples opinions are on this standpoint as I think that as a LEO you should be able to realize when you are in grave danger of death and could lose your life in doing what you are doing. Rather then think you are invincible and possibly put yourself in a situation where you are becoming reckless with your life and get yourself hurt. Thoughts?

2 Comments
2024/06/29
05:39 UTC

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Warrants

I just curious what policy is when you have an individual detained for a minor offense in which you were just giving a warning to. However they have a warrant in a neighboring county misdemeanor

15 Comments
2024/06/29
05:04 UTC

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Question specific to DWI investigations

What is the longest you’ve stopped a vehicle before beginning a DUI/DWI investigation?

Thank you

10 Comments
2024/06/29
04:39 UTC

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took the leap and applied, super excited and nervous

4 Comments
2024/06/29
02:25 UTC

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Duty Pants & Creases

Looking for some duty pants, for regular duty - doesn’t have to be a Class A dress pant.

What pant brand do you wear, specifically looking for a pant that has a permanent crease. Obviously this can be done with an iron on any pant hypothetically, but, is their any pant that holds a constant crease - without having to Iron them before going x8 every shift, or dropped off at a tailor.

I’ve worn the 5.11 Stryke Pants for awhile, it’s time for something new.

1 Comment
2024/06/28
23:59 UTC

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American vehicle fleet question

Noticed that forces seem to stick almost exclusively to Ford, Dodge & Chevy. Do any forces use the Volvo XC90 like the europeans do?

3 Comments
2024/06/28
20:48 UTC

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Basic Motor Operator

I just completed my 2 weeks TEEX (sponsored by Harley) 80 hr motor cop course. I am 47 years old, have been riding a motorcycle since I was 5 years old, and could not have ever dreamt this course was going to be as hard as it was. I’ve never been more stressed out, mentally and physically!!!! I can’t believe how complicated the skills they make you do to complete the course (most of it is low speed maneuvers). If you’ve ever seen the motor cop rodeos, they have you do similar style skills and I never knew how challenging it was. To all you motor vets, the have a renewed appreciation for you!!!!

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2024/06/28
20:31 UTC

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Moments Before Disaster....

1 v 7 💀. A seven-member robbery gang barged into a jewellery shop and attempted to carry out a ₹4 crore robbery in Raniganj, West Bengal. However, it was prevented with the help of a Brave Police Official Sub Inspector Meghnad Mondal. CCTV camera footage shows sub-inspector Meghnad Mondal, from behind an electric pole, exchanging fire with the robbers. Meghnad guessed that something was going wrong in the gold shop after seeing the frightened faces and hesitant running of the people. As he approached the shop, he took out the service revolver , and stood behind an electric pole, only six inches wide near the shop. A robber standing guard outside the shop saw him, alerted the others, and opened fire.He went in and called his Friend out who had a Machine Gun but Si Meghnad Mondal had other plans. As soon as the Guy with the Machine Gun came out Mondal Shot him in the Leg and Disarmed him. For about 30 seconds, Mondal exchanged gunfire with the robbers, taking cover behind a 5 inches pole. He managed to injure one robber, who fell to the ground. The others joined in the shooting. Despite being outnumbered, Mondal continued to shoot. The robbers, overwhelmed, decided to flee. They took their injured accomplice on a bike and escaped with jewellery worth ₹1.83 crore. They left behind another bike, ₹2.5 crore worth of jewellery, two backpacks, and 42 rounds of ammunition. Salute to Meghnad Mondal and the Brave Indian Police🏆. Thanks for Reading❤.... I uploaded the same short on YouTube but It got taken down due to the shot in which Si Meghnad Mondal Shoots the Machine Gun Guy😢So i edited and made it a bit more cleaner and it got 27k on YT...

https://youtube.com/@cameramanoffi?si=Epb1wFkPRevWb36Q

2 Comments
2024/06/28
19:27 UTC

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Exam Results

I’m 19, I took the Rochester Police Exam for shits and giggles essentially. I got an 80 on it and my rank is 50, but a buddy I took it with got the same score and rank.. what does that “rank” mean? Especially if more than one person gets it.

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2024/06/28
18:42 UTC

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Is joining the CHP that easy?

I'm 25F and I have bachelors of science. I graduated college three years ago and have been working this entire time. I'm currently making $28/hr but I live in Los Angeles, so its chump change. I have a lot of experience in my field and an great at selling myself. I have been searching for new job opportunities but when I look at the pay, it is the same or less than what I make now. I hate where I work right now due to the toxic people I'm around. Its in a lab, with no windows and not that big, so all of us are on top of each other.

I somehow got the interest to google how much the LAPD makes because I've heard its good but I didn't know just how good. The LAPD is very controversial though and is insanely involved in politics...I think thats what turns me away from them. In addition, their application process takes forever. The CHP caught my interest because of the flexibility and great pay as well. It also seems more doable in terms of the job description.

I've been reading about the process and its an initial physical/written exam to then move on to the background check etc. Once all that works out, you get invited to the Academy to finish a 6 month training (with pay!). Then graduation and boom, you work for the CHP. i heard that your competiton is ex military and transfers...so I can see how its "hard" but tbh most ppl I know in the military, including my own father aren't the brightest or strongest..so if its so easy to join the CHP, why dont most ppl do it? Seems that I can be making over $100k soon after graduation..

There must be a catch. I am latina so I already know I'm gonna be surrounded by white men. Nothing new. I'm interested to hear from those in the CHP or any LE to tell me insights on the experience they are having as a woman in the force and as a minority. My boyfriend is also thinking of joining. It seems like such a secure and safe career choice.

Whats the catch??

9 Comments
2024/06/28
18:41 UTC

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Why exactly would a police officer be hesitant in arresting a high ranking official of the justice system/local government like a DA, Judge, mayor, ect...?

There's numerous videos online that show bodycams of officials of those higher ranks, and often it seems as if the officer involved in the stop or situation acts in a very hesitant, nervous nature as if there next move in arresting someone like this could damage their career somehow or someway. One video, the involved officer says to his superior or accompanying officer "I'm not trying to arrest the DA of the county" in a situation where the DA actively fled from a traffic stop initiated by the officer with full awareness in knowing she was being pulled over.

I get that you don't want to make enemies with the wrong figures in your particular field, but in the case of officials committing crimes, I find it hard to believe that these people can somehow still pull strings to damage the careers of the arresting officer or however that damaging result comes about is feasible and realistic.

Everything is public regarding these situations and often even turned into viral specticals sometimes. If a cop got done dirty for an arrest on a DA or something, wouldn't the public gain this knowledge in turn creating a shitstorm for the PR for PDs across the country that would do such things.

I can see how arresting another officer is clearly different, but the other side of the token in those possible arrests of DAs, judges, mayors ect. being so scary for a cop to do. The public would praise a cop for standing up for whats right in this scenario... Where would the potential damage come from and how would it arise?

Obviously, I am not saying this is a very common practice or that every situation is elitist treatments, but it is fairly clear that their is a point to made around this phenomenon.

7 Comments
2024/06/28
08:33 UTC

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When you were entering the police academy is there something (gear or otherwise) that you really wanted needed? I need to get someone entering the police academy a gift.

Edit: this is so very helpful! I think maybe going with the personal gift related to their college graduation now and flashlight and cuffs for police academy graduation.

Thank you so much for all you do!

21 Comments
2024/06/28
02:23 UTC

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When will police help you recover stolen property?

I was listening to my morning drive show the other day. The "question of the day" for listeners was something like, "what have you had stolen from you?" A caller said he'd had his car broken in to and something was stolen, I think it was his laptop. He said a day later he saw it for sale on Offerup. It had unique markings and labels he'd put on it so he knew it was his. He could even see the serial number in the photo. He called up his local PD and asked for help in retrieving it. He was allegedly told, "sorry, not gonna happen."

The call struck me as odd. Maybe he was lying or spinning up a tale to get on the radio. But assuming he was telling the truth, would this be something where police wouldn't commonly help?

13 Comments
2024/06/28
01:31 UTC

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Should I report this? Person scouting cars in parking lot

I noticed someone walking around the parking lot writing down license plates including mine right after I parked. She is parked in the lot also, she went to her car and continued walking around again.

Is this suspicious behavior? Might she be scouting cars to steal or break into?

16 Comments
2024/06/27
19:39 UTC

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With the investment that goes into training K9s, why can’t they at least get them bullet proof vests or stab vests?

Just the last couple years there have been so many stabbed or shot and killed. With the money put into it and the time training, you’d think the least they could do is get them vests. I know some do, some but their own but it should be standard issue with a K9.

22 Comments
2024/06/27
17:55 UTC

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What are the pros and cons to having a K9?

To start, I'm not an officer, my husband is.

Their gang unit is losing their K9 handling officer, and no one in the unit wants to take the dog. So they're asking my husband to consider joining the gang unit and taking the dog with the promise of being able to lateral over to another unit that my husband is interested in but they coincidentally can't give him a time line. Instead they're saying "we don't know if it'd be 6 months long or 2 years."

My husband wants to increase his chances of making it into the unit that he really wants, but I have some concerns:

  1. everyone in gangs knows this dog, knows how much responsibility it is, and they're saying no.

  2. it's a lot of responsibility that we would be stuck with for "6 months to 2 years"

  3. we don't know what it takes to care for a k9, and the department knows this, but they seem desperate to find someone and that seems like it could be a red flag.

My husband's gonna talk to people in the gang unit to see what their perspectives are. Wondering if any of you guys could share some info that we might not be considering. Thanks!

9 Comments
2024/06/27
17:11 UTC

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What kind of people make it past the 1 year of being a policeman

Im curious if someone can educate me on the length of time new guys come in before they decide that it isnt for them. What have you seen that you can share with me? Thanks

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2024/06/27
15:54 UTC

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Call from a Deputy Sergeant

Got a call from a deputy sergeant saying they were trying to reach me and to call them back. They provided the name of the Police Department and their name, but no call back number or background information as to why they were calling. Looked up the name of the sergeant, who does in fact work for the mentioned Police Department. Is this a scam or something to take serious? I've heard people say there are scams related to obtaining money for missed court dates, but this voicemail didn't ask for money or make any threats.

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2024/06/27
15:42 UTC

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Any Police Officers know what this is about?

I live in San Francisco, with my apartment being next to a semi-busy road. Every once in a while, I’ll wake up in the middle of the night to sirens in the distance that slowly get closer and then farther away, as if a cop car is going like 15 mph down the street. The siren isn’t consistent, they usually blare it for quick pulses every few seconds, and continue that from before, until out of earshot. I wouldn’t think much of this, but the road I live next to is completely empty at the time of night this usually happens.

I’m curious if any police officers know what this is about? I can’t think of anything, other than to purposely wake people up for some reason? Let me know.

8 Comments
2024/06/27
15:13 UTC

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In talking with sovereign citizens types, can you tell, them that they are wrong?

I've watched a number of bodycam videos of the detention (and, usually, arrest) of sovereign citizen/posse comitatus types of people. This is usually in the case of someone driving with fictitious license plates.

Frequently, the "traveler" states that they haven't broken any law, that there's no probable cause, etc.

I have rarely heard the officer say, "You are wrong," in these cases. Usually, there is some loop of "I didn't do anything illegal" and "You are driving with fake plates," maybe intermixed with, "I need to see your driver's license" and "I'm not driving I'm traveling."

Is there some rule about not telling someone that their idea of the law is wrong or incorrect? Or is it just clearly not going to go anywhere, so repeating what they have done makes is clear that they were told, multiple times?

Edit: I apologize for the William Shatner styling of the title, didn't notice the extra comma until it was too late!

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2024/06/27
14:38 UTC

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First day phase two

So I just enterd phase two with my new officer and I feel like I completely shit the bed today. Between my my new FTO’s way of doing things and I felt like I really started doing well at the end of phase one but when everything shifted I fell on my ass again. I went to a call and I the person I was dealing with was so high they wouldn’t even respond to me and I didn’t know how to proceed with the call and my FTO looked at me and said what now and I just didn’t know what to do.

it’s just been a stressful day of fuck ups on my part. I let these failures go and learn from them and I’m still excited for what tomorrow will bring I think I just needed to vent to anyone who gets it. I’m going to go home and decompress now ✊

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2024/06/27
06:23 UTC

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Should I stay or go ?

I’m a detective in a well paid agency with 20 years on. I have the ability to pension out now at a reduced rate. If I stay five more years it will be an additional 30k more in my pension. I have a skill set that will enable me to make 150-200k when I leave. Is it worth it for me to suck it up and stay the five and then work after or go now and chase the $$? I should note that I am miserable at my agency for various reasons but it’s not like I’m working midnights in a patrol car. I can do the five more years standing on my head at this point. Just not sure if I’ll regret leaving that extra money on the table. Anyone out there leave early and are happy they did it ? Anyone leave early and regretted it?

7 Comments
2024/06/27
12:51 UTC

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What’s your police ghost story??

32 Comments
2024/06/27
10:09 UTC

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A detective saved my life and he doesn't know it

I wanted to hear this threads thoughts, if I will ever be able to show my gratitude and thanks for a detective, I'm in the US.

Via text I've thanked him, but he's genuinely saved so many lives by locking up one bad man. This man was horrible and no one was looking into his case because it was so incredibly complicated and went back years. For me it was just stalking, and he was fortunately convicted. For the others it was fiddling with kids, and raping them. This guy showed classic lust for power. This was going on for years before this detective got on the case.

The courts absolutely failed time and time again, making his bail too low and he got out 3 separate times on bail until the 4th charge finally came. If I was an officer I would feel so defeated and wouldn't even feel motivated to continue to write such good reports knowing that the guy has the money to be out on the street the next day.

But this detective saved a community, truly. I wish I could get more into details but for the most part my reddit is anonymous and my safe place to express some of the crap I've been through.

Anyways, we had texted a bit. When I did sincerely thank him once he was locked up on the fourth time, the detective did heart the message. I was sure to get his work supported by getting the media involved, but he was never named. I was worried that it would ruin the case since some of the trials are still on going. By getting the media involved I wanted to show how important his work was, and by doing so more victims came forward and the courts were able to prosecute more cases for this one bad man.

It's a tough world from what I've seen in Washington State with being an officer, let alone detective. The courts really do not care here, it's a completely broken backlogged system and criminals know it.

If this man wasn't locked up like he is now, genuinely I would be dead at this point.

So what can I do to show my thanks?

7 Comments
2024/06/27
07:22 UTC

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Age requirement

I (M20) am currently looking to join local PD or Sheriffs office in SC but the problem is that due to SC law I cannot join unless I am 21, is it possible for me to join or will I have to wait until I turn fully 21?

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2024/06/27
07:11 UTC

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Sovereign Citizens

Police officers of Reddit, how common are encounters with sovereign citizens? I often see YouTubes with them being pulled over. Is this really a thing?

2 Comments
2024/06/27
07:02 UTC

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Job Opportunity

Hello there, I’m currently active duty in the marines right now with 29 months of TIS. I did something really dumb , short explanation is that I got into a bar fight in Virginia (danced with a girl who supposedly had a bf). My command fought for me just to get a 6105 or something dumb like that but we just got a new CO and i guess wants to make an example out of people. Anyways i got njp’d for it with possible ad sep coming my way, I’m even though some may disagree, i should have never even entertained the fight as much as i did and i fully blame myself and no one else. I’d like to be a cop or firefighter if ad sep does come my way (it’d be a general under honorable condition discharge) i just wanna be prepared. What do you think the odds of me getting a job in LE is?? Do i have a chance in hell?? I’d like to be a cop in NJ FYI. Much thanks !

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2024/06/27
06:21 UTC

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I want to join the police and I have found out that I am considered weak

So I was carrying two thick metal poles this morning and my boss asked if they’re not to heavy for me. I have to admit that since I want to join cops my mood was kind ruined this morning despite the fact I can carry the poles with one hand.

I have now doubts if they even accept me there. I am also 169 cm man so I am considered short and have smaller wrists than him so he probably assumed that I struggle. I am afraid I am not gonna be taken seriously.

29 Comments
2024/06/27
05:55 UTC

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