I was in a small department which was associated with an academy which was right next to my school. The only requirements was part-time enrollment at the police academy (two classes per semester) plus certification with a firearm, hand-to-hand, PR-24 (that is the handled baton, Admiral), and a peace officer course given by the state (4 weeks, very easy, past with the highest grade on the exam). Most of the people on the department were looking for a career in law enforcement (I liked to work nights so I could work on my home work). The main problem I saw was with people trying to get into larger departments was passing the psychological exam (most of the results didn't surprise me).Originally posted by apb3
I had heard maybe a few years ago of a police officer suing a department for not hiring him due to his scoring too HIGH on the intelligence-like testing they used.
I remember all the arguments on each side, but was wondering if you had any first-hand experience and/or remember this case. I think it was a small town in CT???
We call the straight baton a baton, and the handled one a PR-24 (I was told the PR stood for Public Relations). Most of the officer at the largest department in our area started using nunchakus instead of batons. Mace is still the easiest thing to use on someone who is coming at you.Originally posted by AdmiralAK
Did they call it a batton or a club ???
I have a cop friend that tells me it;s called a batton lol.
(it's no fun being called a batton... can you think of a "batton" causing serious damage ????
Yeah, every time we made contact with anyone we had to write an FI (Field Interview) and turn them in at the end of the shift. I also wrote 3 parking tickets in about two years, 2 of them ended up being on stolen cars. The most fun was finding people in parked cars with steamed up windows , you get the picture .Originally posted by AdmiralAK
Being a cop seems quite quiet frm what I see with my friend lol (no major probs in the university lol )...the occasional dispute... I would hate to do incedent reports...so boring.