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Old 01-12-18, 06:36 PM
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I always wanted to be a cop

So I can help out.
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Old 01-12-18, 07:58 PM
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I always wanted to be a lumberjack.
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So join the police academy. Or are you at an age that would preclude that as a practical option?
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Old 01-12-18, 09:40 PM
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So join the police academy. Or are you at an age that would preclude that as a practical option?
I have mental illness sadly
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Old 01-12-18, 09:43 PM
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I have mental illness sadly
Well, let me tell you a little story about a man who once became president of the United States of America. It was the year 2016, and . . . . jk

If you're not just punking me, then I'm sorry to hear it.
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Well, let me tell you a little story about a man who once became president of the United States of America. It was the year 2016, and . . . . jk

If you're not just punking me, then I'm sorry to hear it.
It's ok that's just life.
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Old 01-12-18, 10:04 PM
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So I can help out.
Help whom out?
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Old 01-12-18, 10:12 PM
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Help whom out?
everyone
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Old 01-13-18, 04:02 AM
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You don't have to be a cop to help. The world needs lots of help at every level.

P.S. I admire your courage and desire to help. No snark intended.
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You're OK.
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Old 01-13-18, 10:29 AM
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You are cognizant enough to post here, I would be willing to bet there is a police force or jail that would use you. I mean no offense to those who serve, but some of those guys are FAR from rocket scientist. I guess the big thing would be (for LEO), can you carry a gun? As a jailer you don't even have that requirement.

One of my friends growing up has a younger brother that is just this side of "mice and men" level of impairment and has done very well as a jailer and deputy. He follows orders and that's about all they want.
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Old 01-13-18, 05:09 PM
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Become a social worker. Choose an advocacy job that resonates with you. Volunteer for local charitable organizations that need warm bodies to get stuff done.

That's the route back to sanity and stability chosen by many folks who wind up as social workers or public service advocates. Including my mom. She graduated at age 50 as a social worker and worked for county mental health facilities until becoming a state ombudsman overseeing nursing homes. Thank goodness for those people, because now mom is in one of those nursing homes and it appears to have good social workers too.

Don't get into any kind of law or regulatory enforcement. It'll drive you nuts. It's a hard life on anyone. I was a federal regulatory enforcement officer for years (civil, not criminal). You see enough exploited humans and exploitative businesses and it'll put a damper on your enthusiasm for humanity.
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All good advice everyone right now I volenter at the dog pound
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Old 01-13-18, 05:43 PM
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All good advice everyone right now I volenter at the dog pound
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Excellent choice. Those abandoned doggies need love. Even if they can't all be saved, at least they can be cared for as long as possible.

Years ago when I lived in a rural home on three acres we adopted lots of abandoned pets. Some family and friends just couldn't cope with the adult versions of the dogs, cats or other pets they thought were so cute as babies. Or they had to relocate for jobs, sometimes even with international travel, so over the years we had a series of many cats, some dogs, a passel of parakeets and cockatiels, even a wild turkey that had a broken leg as a young jake. The turkey healed but decided to stay with us.

Now that I'm in a city apartment I don't take in many strays, but still ended up with three cats after 10 years. They just followed us home and wouldn't leave. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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Tough work in the big city. You'll see the worst of events and people. Much to be responsible for and little thanks for it. You'll be a magnet for rebellion against authority in general.
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Border Patrol, Southern one, can't keep them long, so they are always hiring...
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Border Patrol, Southern one, can't keep them long, so they are always hiring...
Sinaloa, Juarez or Tijuana cartel ?

These illegal contraband smugglers have no problemo with the three border patrol vehicles within sight of the smugglers. What they have a problem with are the television cameras.
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I know a few cops who've been at it for quite a few years. The biggest complaint they have is the minutia/the specifics they have to abide by in any contact with a civilian, whether it be a simple traffic infraction or arresting a lifetime criminal. They realize its 'innocent until proven guilty', but the 'system' just creates too many ways for a criminal to get free on a technicality that really doesn't have any bearing on a case.
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The part I know is hate is to tell people they can't smoke a plant
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If you want to help people, would your condition be a problem for trying to become an EMT?
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