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Offline Capt. Jack McQuesten

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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2007, 10:44:05 PM »
I started in 1974 as a cadet, then became a Reserve officer in 1977 and was eventually promoted to a fulltime officer in 1978. I began as a municipal city police officer and then transferred to the local Sheriff's Office. In 1996 I left the Sheriff's Office and went to the DA's Office as an Inspector. I have worked patrol, investigations, custody, SWAT, narcs and the gang unit. I was a Sergeant at the Sheriff's Office for a while before I transferred to the DA's Office. I am currently assigned to a multiple county/agency computer crimes task force as a computer forensic examiner. I got two more years to go before I hang up my spurs and ride off into the wilds of New Mexico!!!!!!
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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2007, 12:30:05 PM »
1964-68 US Air Force Air Police (later renamed Security Police)
1968-95 D.C. Department of Corrections (retired as a Captain, also served as Acting Major and also on part-time recruitment and screening/interviewing duty at the academy). Retired on 12/31/95 with 31.5 total years service, including the 4 years Air Force time I paid to have added to my Civil Servce time.
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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2008, 05:40:09 PM »
11 years State Trooper, and still going.
Last 9 of them Motor Officer.
Last 3 yrs Police Motor Officer Instructor.
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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2008, 07:01:55 PM »
Oct 73 to  May 76   General Patrol
May 76 to  Jan 78  Drug Enforcement  , UC
Promoted  Sgt. and back to Patrol
May 82 to Aug 99  Promoted  as Supervisor , Patrol & Administration Department
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July 03 to April 05 Supervisor Highway Patrol

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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2008, 11:12:50 PM »
You take care of that old ticker Dutchie.  Cowboy Action is excellent therapy, keeps the old stress level down.  It's like living in a different world.  I love every minute of it.

One advantage that we have in Alberta is that we can dress up as cowboys all the time and no one even blinks. I wear a black Stetson, boots, jeans and the obligatory bullet stopping belt buckle every day.  Actually my belt buckle is the Duke's Red River D.

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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2008, 02:53:52 PM »
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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2008, 07:56:25 PM »
Started in 1976
Motorcycle Unit
Detective Unit, Detective Corporal, Detective Sergeant, Detective Lieutenant
1992 Graduated from the 169th Session FBINA
Retired in 1997
Moved to Texas
Joined the Texas Department of Public Safety
Graduated the DPS academy/assigned as a trooper in the Highway Patrol Service
Shot in the head on August 20th 2006 in Midlothian Texas along with three city officers
Recovered after 7 months and returned to full duty.
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Still driving a black and white catching bandits.
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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2008, 06:51:14 AM »
Joined corrections at the tender age of 36! Worked for the first 9 1/2 years in maximum security worming my way up through the ranks, then promoted to a rank equivalent to Lieutenant, moved to a variable security institution. Returned to max as an acting Deputy Governor/Warden I suppose you guys would call it (too old to promote any further, handy if they had problems it seems. Spent the last four years or so travelling as an acting Deputy, ended up as a Command Tactician, in rge of matters tactical and intel for a big slice of the state. Coordinated 20+ field intelligence officers, etc ensured compliance with security programs for twelve jails, ensured day to day incidents in the command were handled promptly and correctly (acted a bit like a spin doctor, but was centred on getting things to work properly, not cover tracks) best job I ever had! Moved back as a deputy /security manager of a jail and my wife took real ill (so did I, been dodging the doctor for years) and was medically retired in late October (after 22 1/2 years). Now a full time driver/carer/cook/coffee maker/housekeeper, etc.

I have been a bit busy and haven't been on the board lately, missed you guys.

After my wife passed away last year, I got called up by the Commisssioner to assist the Department as he put it. I travel aroud the state, reviewing gaols (thats how we spell jails), working out how they are going wrong and making recommendations as to how they can fix it. Just what the guys at the caol face want to hear, how to run their jails, NOT! I don't care, the money's good and I have been able to buy a few toys. Another 6 months and I will have put enough away to travel to EOT!

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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2008, 02:53:29 AM »
I started in Corrections in 2001 and absolutely love it!!! They'll have to pull me out of there with a tractor and a chain.
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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2008, 03:10:32 AM »
Nov. ’70 – Oct. ’72 Communications.
Oct. ’72 – Dec. ’74 Patrol
Dec. ’74 – Jan. ’80 K-9
Jan. ’80 – April ’84 Patrol ‘n promoted again
April 84’ – July ’88 Detective Division
July ’88 – April ’94 XO, Internal Affairs Division
April ’94 – July ’01 Detective Divison.  Final assignment, Fraud/Forgery Section supervisor ‘n Admin. Sergeant.
July ’01 – Oct. ’02 XO, Internal Affairs Division.
Oct. ’02 – Retired - unemployed bum.

Took part time last year doin’ background investigations on applicants.  Job wasn’t funded for this year.  Unemployed bum again.

man quite a career .... you should look in to bail inforcement  ...... after about forty years doubt a bail jump would be able to hide for long
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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2008, 08:52:42 AM »
Thanks. But, I’m retired.
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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2009, 11:19:24 PM »
Started my career a little late. I was an automotive mechanic for almost twenty years and ended that career as a Master ASE certified tech.

I worked patrol for about nine years then promoted to detective. Worked narcs for about two and a half years and then transferred to major crimes. Promoted to patrol sergeant and did that for about two and a half years. New Sheriff and a bump back to major crimes. Been with the unit for about seven years. I have a long way to go before I'm ready for retirement (financially). Was a countersniper for ten years and am a member of our clan lab team.

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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2009, 12:17:30 AM »
I too started late in life, spent 21 years in Naval Aviation seeing the world from above.  Now it's riding the slab as a State Trooper.  Can't be better, be one's own boss basicly.  You go where you want to go, take a break when you want and do just about what you feel like that day.  Little paperwork and 3 day weekends every week!     ;D
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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2009, 09:19:47 AM »
1977 Patrol
Sgt with Galveston County SO
Back to patrol
Special Agent
On disability for 17 months
Abatement (Environmental) Officer
Back to work as a Deputy Constable assigned to work as a Campus Cop.
Squeezed all that into 32 years.
Yes, I do have more facial hair now.

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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2009, 12:10:19 PM »
Mar 1964 - Mar 1969    US Army - Military Intel
May 1969 - Aug 1972   Fremont PD - Patrol & Detective
Sep 1972 - Jun 1986    Liquor Control Commission - ABC Enforcement
Jul 1986 - Apr 2009      State Patrol - Investigative Services
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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2009, 10:51:50 PM »
Retired now, I was for 25 years a "Gentleman Investigator" or Special Agent with the Naval Investigative Service, now the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NIS/NCIS).  (Yep, pards, never a real law dog, just a suit-wearing sworn federal ossifer.)
1/1976 - 11/1978 Hired in San Diego, assigned to general criminal investigations at Miramar Naval Air Station/Balboa Naval Hospital
11/78 - 01/80 Special Agent Afloat (Adrift?) USS America.  Only sworn LEO in a CVBG (Carrier Battle Group) with approx 10,000 "single" males between approx 17 yo and 45 yo.  Worked general property crimes, crimes of violence, one race riot, lots of drug cases, a few arsons, destruction of Govt property, faked death case, etc.  Worked street drug ops with Spanish Guardia Civil and muni police, Italian Cararbinieri (sp?) and Questra, Yugoslav port officials, Egyptian street cops, French Surete, and US Virgin Islands PD.
1/80 - ?/82 Tidewater VA offices, general crimes & Evidence Custodian.
?/82 - 9/83 Tidewater VA Counterintelligence squad, various duties
9/83 - 8/85  NIS Headquarters Washington DC as Terrorism Analyst/manager of Navy Anti-Terrorist Alert Center (NAVY ATAC) where I supervised one guy who was later convicted of spying for a foreign government.
8/85 - 8/88 NIS Subic Bay Philippines as CI squad leader then Assistant Regional Director for Counterintelligence
8/88 - 8/90  NIS HQ Washington program manager in Navy Info/Personnel Security/Damage Assessment Branch of the office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
8/90 - 7/92  Detailed to Director of Naval Intelligence as program manager
7/92 - 7/94  Desk pilot NCISHQ Counterintelligence Investigations Division.  After my first wife passed away, I begged out of the management track and asked for reassignment as a street hump.  Then reassigned:
7/94 - 7/97  NCIS Resident Agency London, UK, CI specialist and general crimes.  Liaison with NATO country police departments in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburgh, and of course with the UK Police service.  Worked with some super coppers in the London Met, Thames Valley Constabulary, Devon & Cornwall, Wales, and other Constabularies.  Developed a very healthy respect for UK-style policing by consent. 
7/97 - 12/2000  Detailed to US Onsite-Inspection Agency Travis AFB as CI officer, supporting START & INF Treaty inspections by Russian Federation in the western half of the the USA and some time in US Portal site in Urdmurt Republic of Russia.
12/2000 Retired from federal civil service.
In December 2000  moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to teach Counterintelligence as a contractor for the Dept of Energy.  That gig will expire probably the end of this December and I will retire once again. 
It has been a very different ride than I anticipated fifty years ago when as a kid I wanted to join the NYPD.  I never did but a nephew did, and he and his brother, carry on the tradition in the NY suburbs.
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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2010, 12:35:46 AM »
I worked the canyons, mesas and back streets on the border in San Diego.

Fulltime SRT doing high risk interdiction, warrant services, VIP stuff and responding to national emergencies and operations.

Worked the I-5 checkpoint standing between the greatest military on my left (the USMC Camp Pendleton) and the most purty ocean on my right (the Pacific).

Plain clothes investigations on a gang task force.

Plain clothes still on the USMS Fugitve Task Force.

Back to uniform and back on patrol  on the I-5.

I can't believe I get paid sometimes with all the fun I have. 

I am proud to be a United States Border Patrol Agent!

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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2010, 11:36:48 PM »
1982 I went to work for a small municipality, two man force, and I did it all......everything from traffic to homicide, except for the administrative/training end.

1986 I went to work for the Fed...and I still do it all, except for the administrative end of things.

Worst things I have dealt with: One TIA and two heart attacks. I'm still kicking and still doing it all. :)
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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2012, 07:39:52 PM »
Started as a Correctional Officer in a Max Prison, 7 years, 4 skaldings, 2 stabbings and then I went to a Supervisor's position in a Juvenile facility. went to Parole Agent in 2000, and then went to a specialized unit tracking nothing but paroled sex offenders in 2006. Been a trainer at our academy and just wore out an Impala with 309,000 miles on it.
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Re: What do you do as an LEO??
« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2012, 08:43:28 PM »
Never worked a LEO however grandfather was the first detective hired in Dade County Florida and worked till he retired. Me I never had any thoughts of being a LEO however in the 70's opened a Karate school in SE Texas that lead in a few years to working as private security for mostly the oil industry executives overseas when they traveled. That later lead to me doing contract work in late 79 to 84 for the US Government from security to courier work all over the world for a number of different agencies from US Marshall's to State Department. It was fun while it lasted until I gave it up and went back to a normal life. All of my work was overseas with non in the USA at all.
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