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3/10/09 4:20 AM
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SPROUT
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I'm applying for a few different depts right now and i was just wondering what kind of things they looks for? I actually got hired by a PD 2 years ago and turned them down because I was 21 and wanted to finish college first. Now I've got my Poly Sci degree with a CJ minor and want hired somewhere.
One thing I was wondering...i've been a bouncer for years and I think that helps out a lot..I deal with same butt heads cops have to..lots of times I have to deal with more because I don't have the respect. Should I talk much about this? I was never the beat the shit outta people bouncer..always tried to calm people down nicely..but I know some cops look at bouncers negatively...cause some of the bouncers I've worked with were shit head trouble makers themselves. SPROUT
4/10/09 2:32 AM
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Late response but maybe you will see this. Remember that usually the people doing the hiring (i.e a police and fire commission) are not police. They do not have the same persepective as a street copper. They want p.c tactful answers from you. If you talk about your work as a bouncer, as fine as I'm sure you performed, make SURE you highlight just what you stated in your post. You viewed you job as one of conflict resolution. Don't spend a lot of time on it.

And once you get hired, don't talk a lot about it until you know the guys on the street. They will view you as a blowhard braggart. Nothing worse than a FNG who wants to tell you war stories. Good luck.

(p.s. Have yet to meet a long time copper who didnt say he wished he was firefighter instead of a cop. Less people suing you.)

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