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Title: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Rosco MacGRUFF on January 21, 2007, 12:29:03 pm
Ive been poking around the site now for a couple of weeks and was wondering what do you do or did you do as an LEO? Patrol, Detective,Gangs, etc.
Im in Patrol now as the FTO and spent 2.5 years as a Detective.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Arcey on January 21, 2007, 12:58:00 pm
Nov. ’70 – Oct. ’72 Communications.
Oct. ’72 – Dec. ’74 Patrol
Dec. ’74 – Jan. ’80 K-9
Promoted
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.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Baron von Haltomstadt on January 21, 2007, 05:12:50 pm
I spent 4 years as a patrol officer, 9 years as a motor officer, and now have 17 as a chief. I started over 30 years ago, but took 3 months off after my first retirement in Dec 2001. April 14 will mark my true 30th anniversary of actual days employed.  
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Utah Bob on January 25, 2007, 04:56:44 pm
Before I retired I did Captain stuff. Now I do whatever my wife tells me to do. ;D
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Texas Lawdog on January 26, 2007, 08:52:37 am
I started in 1970 on Patrol, until 1977, Promoted to Detective 1977, Acting Chief 1978-1979, back on Patrol until 1984, went to Sheriff's Dept 1984- Present(Corrections, Civil Process, Criminal Warrants). Present assignment as Extradition Officer since 1986. I hope to retire in 3-4 years from my present assignment.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: John Barleycorn on January 27, 2007, 06:51:38 pm
 I work in the Patrol division, been doing that throughout my career.  I worked for a 3rd class city ( 50,000 ) for five years before I got my current position for a smaller suburb ( 20,000 ). I have been a motor officer for the last five years. Yep, they pay me to ride a Harley around during the warmer months Im in a cruiser the rest of the time. I like patrol I do what I want, I check my businesses, and residential areas, take a break when I want, answer my calls Its pretty close to being my own boss. Our sergeants are pretty laid back, but definatly there when you need them just not breathing down your neck.
 I'm not sure though if I would encourage my boys to become Police officers, but I supose I would support them and encourage them to try many things. I have a while yet there 7 and 9.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: fourfingersofdeath on January 29, 2007, 06:22:19 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.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Buffalo Creek Law Dog on January 30, 2007, 08:27:42 am
twenty five years in the Military Police retiring with the rank of Captain.  Took a part time retirement hobby job as a traffic cop running radar on the highway for two municipalities for 10 years.

Totally retired now.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Tuolumne Lawman on January 30, 2007, 03:40:04 pm
Howdy,

Readers digest version.  1974 to 1998 (with 4 year disability break 1988 to 1992):

6 years total dectectives/investigation (investigative specialty sexual assault/child molest for three of it)
1 year Juvenile
2 years plain clothes pro-active
11 years total patrol
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Marshal Tac on February 03, 2007, 11:07:58 am
My facination with the badge started as a kid when my Pa was a police officer in the town that I grew up in... Became a Police Explorer my freshman year in high school. Graduated high school and joined the army as an MP, got out and within 3 months was in the academy for the very same PD my father had worked for.... Have worked for 2 other PD's since.
89-93: U.S. Army Military Police, Panama and points south.

93-95: Patrol in my home town

95-97: Lateralled to the State Capital PD when I got married and had to move. Worked Patrol, days, graves and weekends, ending up as shift supervisor for dayshift weekends.

97-present: Worked Patrol for 3 years, then FTO, then promoted to Corporal. As a Corporal I have supervised 3 different patrol squads, two on graveyard shift and one on a "relief squad" Days/swings. I have been my departments Range Master/Lead Firearms Instructor/Armorer since 1999 in addition to my Patrol and supervisory duties. I have been a firearms instructor since 1996. I was the lead Sniper on our SWAT team for 5 years before stepping down to make some time for my family. (Patrol, SWAT, and Firearms all at the same time was just too much at once.) I have been promised a "full time" Range Master/Armorer position, that I hope is staffed soon. If/When that happes, I hope to finish out my 20 in that position, as that is what I enjoy most and have the most passion for. There is no better feeling in the world than having an officer come to you after just winning a gunfight and shaking your hand and telling you "Thank you" for having helped them pervail when the world went sideways....
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: SFT on February 03, 2007, 12:21:38 pm
Started bass-akwards, was with US Customs, SAC office in San Antonio after I graduated, then a few months later I got notice of acceptance into graduate school and choose to go back to college; it was a bad situation there at the office and IA had been all over everyone for months, they interviewed me three times asking about events that took place before I even got there! ???

After my graduate degree I got a job with the Attorney General of Texas, and was there for 4 years.  At the time the AG only had five commisions so like most of the other investigators I had my comission carried by an outside agency, and chose the city PD were I'd gone to college, asigned to the mounted patrol.  Loved it!  First time I'd ever ridden a horse were I had to saddle the horse myself, got to learn all about care and training plus got to ride all over the place including the parks along the river, keeping those rowdy sun bathing beauties in check. ;D

After that I took a job as a school district officer (better pay), then after two years had my first back injury chasing a 17yo scrote.  Time off for surgery and then a job change to investigator again, 6 months w/ TX Dept. of Corrections, and then off to AZ for two years as a medical investigator for AZ-DOC.  What a job that was, I got there and they were still using spiral notebooks to track the case load.  Took them kicking and screaming into the 20th century and hurt my back again.

Back to Texas working for the State again, Director of Enforcement and Investigations for the chiro-board until the job got too tedious and politics crept in.  Tried another agency but was having a really hard time with my health, & got fired for taking sick leave (LONG STORY, LET'S JUST LEAVE IT AT THAT) to find out I had thyroid cancer, and three surgeries later plus one federal lawsuit I'm here, medically retired.

What a long strange trip eh?
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Darth Holliday on February 08, 2007, 07:43:25 am
Started in 1982, patrol, detectives, intelligence, now  JTTF middle district of Florida !!!
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Lance Killkenny on June 08, 2007, 02:06:33 am
Well shoot boys,
I've been gone for a time and thought I'd drop by the fire to say HOWDY.  I spent some time in patrol, narcotics, detectives (homicide and sex crimes), and SWAT.  20 years and then I simply had enough.  In my neck of the woods it was gettin hard to tell who wore the white hats so I hanged mine up.  Now I gots the sweetest gig thar is.  Two weeks on and then two weeks off with full time pay. Yep.....life just gets better after 40 something. lol
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Jailhouse Jim on June 10, 2007, 01:39:08 am
Well, in '74 I promised myself I would never be a Prison Guard.  Low and behold the Sheriff deal didn't come through so in "87 I became a Prison Guard.  Worked minimum for a year and went to medium.  Transfered in '94 to open a new medium and promoted to Sergeant in '95.  Worked maximum for a year, medium for six,  Receiving and Release for four, and now I am going to perimeter control for the Sexual Predetor Hospital next door.  Been a rangemaster for 12 and a trainer for chemical agents.  Not very glamerous but a job needing done.  Got 9 to go and a promotion step for a full retirement and its a moving quick.  Then I can concentrate on shooting full time.

Jailhouse Jim
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Coal Creek Griff on July 10, 2007, 12:00:03 am
I started in Patrol in 1989, where I worked until 2000, when I was assigned to a street crimes unit. 

In 2002, I was seriously injured on the job and I was out for two years.  During that time, I studied hard for the detective's test and finished on the top of the list.  I had been a part-time firearms instructor for several years, so when I was ready for light-duty, they assigned me full time at the range.

At about the same time, some promotions came through and I was promoted to detective (a permanent civil service promotion on my department).  At the same time, I was approved to come back to full-duty status.

I was assigned to the auto theft unit for a couple of years and I've been assigned to the burglary unit for about 1 1/2 years.  I have 17 years on and I don't even think about retirement--it's too far away (another 10-15 years or so).

CC Griff
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Eagle Eyes Jefferson on August 02, 2007, 08:39:46 am
Well,

Started in Dept. of Corrections 1983- 3yrs.
Hired at Police Dept. 1986
Uniform Patrol -   2 yrs.
K-9/UP-    4yrs.
Narcotics-   6yrs.
Det.- 6months
Promoted- UP- 1 yr.
Internal Affairs-  XO- 2 yrs.
Narcotics- XO-  4 yrs.
Internal Affairs-  XO-  1yr. 6 months (current Assignment)

Plan to retire in 5yrs. 6 months. Arcey,  hope to do federal background investigations on a part time basis.

Eagle Eyes
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: SFT on August 02, 2007, 07:48:24 pm
Prison [u]Officer[/u]; at least I didn't have to see the scumbags I arrested on a daily basis.  You have to put up with those thieves 8 hours a day and you get sent more every week.  My hat is off to you Sir, please refer to yourself as "prison officer", as it's a more appropriate title.
Well, in '74 I promised myself I would never be a Prison Guard.  Low and behold the Sheriff deal didn't come through so in "87 I became a Prison Guard.  Worked minimum for a year and went to medium.  Transfered in '94 to open a new medium and promoted to Sergeant in '95.  Worked maximum for a year, medium for six,  Receiving and Release for four, and now I am going to perimeter control for the Sexual Predetor Hospital next door.  Been a rangemaster for 12 and a trainer for chemical agents.  Not very glamerous but a job needing done.  Got 9 to go and a promotion step for a full retirement and its a moving quick.  Then I can concentrate on shooting full time.

Jailhouse Jim
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Arcey on August 03, 2007, 08:09:33 am
Arcey,  hope to do federal background investigations on a part time basis.

Eagle Eyes

Good luck with it, EEJ.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Eagle Eyes Jefferson on August 03, 2007, 08:36:33 am
Do you have any experience with the federal end of it?  Is there more BS than I would want to deal with? (I guess it is, its a federal government body isn't it?!!!)
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Arcey on August 03, 2007, 09:17:14 am
(I guess it is, its a federal government body isn't it?!!!)

Now, that’s insightful and most likely correct.

No, I don’t any federal experience.  What I did was for municipal police applicants.  I’d have to think the federal stuff would involve some travel I wouldn’t want to do.  Other than that I wouldn’t know what, let’s say ‘intricacies’, they have to deal with.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Capt. Jack McQuesten 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!!!!!!
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: gharrod 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.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Walker 1847 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.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: dutchy 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
August 99 to May 03 Supervisor Patrol
May 03 to  July 03 Supervisor  &  Detachment I/C
July 03 to April 05 Supervisor Highway Patrol

April  05 Heart Attack # 1
August 05 Heart Attack # 2

On Light Duty , Desk , Recruitment , Applicant Interviews Field Investigations Security Service
Retired ,  Royal Canadian Mounted Police  : Medical Discharge August 2006.

Full Time House Boy.... ::)
Fly Fisherman and BP Shooter Extraordinary ( Not Always Successfully )  :-[

Dutchie ;D
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Buffalo Creek Law Dog 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.

Take care
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Marshall Sam Holland on February 12, 2008, 02:53:52 pm
80-86 Sheriff dept-Patrol
86-95 Municipal PD-patrol/CID/Dare
95-98 State Parole Officer  (SUCKED)
98-Dec 05- State Alochol Beverage Agent
Dec 05-now retired (medical)
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Rattlesnake Rudd & Longhorn Lee on February 15, 2008, 07:56:25 pm
Started in 1976
Patrol
Motorcycle Unit
Detective Unit, Detective Corporal, Detective Sergeant, Detective Lieutenant
1992 Graduated from the 169th Session FBINA
Captain
Major
Chief
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.
2006 NRA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.
Still driving a black and white catching bandits.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: fourfingersofdeath 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!

Just an update!
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Roland of Gilead 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.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: swordboy on October 21, 2008, 03:10:32 am
Nov. ’70 – Oct. ’72 Communications.
Oct. ’72 – Dec. ’74 Patrol
Dec. ’74 – Jan. ’80 K-9
Promoted
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
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Arcey on October 21, 2008, 08:52:42 am
Thanks. But, I’m retired.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: pasayten jack 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.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Johnny Law Dog 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
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Shotgun Franklin 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
Retired
Back to work as a Deputy Constable assigned to work as a Campus Cop.
Squeezed all that into 32 years.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Ol Law Dawg 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
May 2009 - ?????         Retired

Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Jeremiah Sullivan 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.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Federalist on March 27, 2010, 12:35:46 am
1991-1995
I worked the canyons, mesas and back streets on the border in San Diego.

1995-2002
Fulltime SRT doing high risk interdiction, warrant services, VIP stuff and responding to national emergencies and operations.

2002-2005
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).

2005-2008
Plain clothes investigations on a gang task force.

2008-2010
Plain clothes still on the USMS Fugitve Task Force.

2010-current
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!











Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Cuts Crooked 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. :)
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: DeaconKC 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.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: joec 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.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Shotgun Franklin on April 30, 2012, 06:13:33 pm
Odd that this topic should become active now. Friday is my retirement from LE, 35 years of service. Like a lot of Deputies/Police Officers I would retire into poverty except that I start a job with a Trucking Company Monday, the 7th of May. The pay and benefits are much better. I'll supervise and dispatch and kinda be their in-house security. South Texas is still a rough place.
Retiring to work in the trucking industry seems to be a very common for LEOs in Texas. I heard from an old Trooper friend of mine whose doing nearly the exact same thing I am.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Coal Creek Griff on April 30, 2012, 09:32:02 pm
Congratulations on 35 yaers!  Be safe in your new job. 

CC Griff
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: dutchy on May 01, 2012, 06:37:36 am
Congrats Shotgun
Been out now almost 5 yers. It was a gret life but boy am I enjoying things now . Living the dream!
Many Happy Trails ahead for you.
dutchy
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Archie Cal on June 03, 2012, 06:55:43 pm
Howdy.

I've been with the New Mexico State Police for 19 years.

5 Years as a Patrolman/Trooper.
10 Years in Detectives/Criminal Investigations (as a Detective, Sergeant and Lieutenant), specializing in violent crime.
4 Years as a Captain/District Commander. Presently stationed in Las Cruces, NM.

All that includes 8 years Search and Recovery (DIVE) team, 4 years Tactical Team (SWAT), 5 years Crime Scene Team, a Medal of Valor and the FBI National Academy in Quantico in 2009.

670 days to retirement......

Glad to be on board.

Rich
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: DeaconKC on June 05, 2012, 07:43:50 pm
Welcome Capt Archie!
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Archie Cal on June 06, 2012, 09:59:23 pm
Thanks Deacon.

Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: J.B. Justice on May 22, 2013, 07:55:26 pm
1995-1997 - Part Time Police Officer for a small town in Southern Minnesota
1999-2000 - Civilian Detention Deputy for a Twin Cities, MN Metro Sheriff's Office
2000-2013 - Sworn Deputy Sheriff for same agency working patrol
2013-Present - Sergeant for same agency and currently assigned to patrol

In addition to working patrol, I've also had collateral duties as a Negotiator, SWAT, and FTO.
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: hp246 on June 29, 2014, 07:35:25 am
Eighteen years in patrol, including nine as a patrol supervisor.  Thirteen years in SWAT.  Ten years in Detective Bureau including stints on Surveillance crew, undercover and working cold case homicides.  After retiring as a Detective Lieutenant, I worked in a smaller Department as an administrative Captain, and as a trainer for the State Police.  Now in private industry. :)
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Dave T on April 19, 2016, 10:07:31 am
I'm new to the forum and this is an old thread but maybe some new discussion can be revised.

I was a patrol deputy, then a detective. I got into training by becoming a part time firearms instructor, then the department's chief firearms instructor and range master and a member of the academy staff my last 6 years before retiring.
Dave
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Crow Choker on September 14, 2016, 08:52:20 pm
I was given a broom and a dustpan, told to clean up main street, did so, and left!! ;D ;D ;D ;D :o ???
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: DeaconKC on May 28, 2018, 08:17:28 pm
Finally retired after 26+ years in May of 2017. Very happy to NOT be dealing with sex offenders for a living. Took a part-time job in a local gun store and after about 3 weeks my boss looked at me and said "Do you know every cop in Southern Illinois?"
Title: Re: What do you do as an LEO??
Post by: Marshal Hangtree on June 13, 2019, 06:41:27 am
Graduated the Police Academy in 1979.  Worked Patrol, Juvenile Division (hated it), then back to Patrol.  Transferred to the Sheriff's Office and worked 2 years in Patrol, then promoted to Investigator in our Drug Enforcement Unit (undercover) and was Shield Officer on SWAT team.  FBI certified firearms instructor.