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Old 05-03-2015, 01:17 AM
Location: Future resident of heaven
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Originally Posted by arleigh View Post
Cops don't like to be filmed any more than we do
We're all getting filmed everywhere including at our jobs and most likely the bathrooms.
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:17 AM
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Yes its very hard keeping privacy ESPECIALLY IN PUBLIC!! (In private its still pretty easy (IF THE CONDITIONS ARE RIGHT))
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:52 AM
Location: USA
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They not only need to come down on officers like the one in this situation, but they need to serve very severe punishments for any officers caught illegally confiscating someone's cell phone while recording.

It should be similar to an evidence tampering charge.

We have to protect ourselves against the Police until there's some type of leadership willing to address the real problems in this country.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:40 AM
Location: la la land
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the ACLU has been releasing an app for androids and iphones specifically for the purpose of filming cops. When filming is stopped, even if that occurs by someone taking your phone the filmed incident is uploaded to the ACLU It appears to be specific to certain states, it doesn't look as though a version has been developed for all states Smartphone app from ACLU of California aims to preserve videos of police - LA Times
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:03 AM
Location: la la land
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Originally Posted by notmeofficer View Post

You are right.. the basic education requirement today to be a policeman is HS diploma.... except that doesnt even begin to tell the story

You probably wont get hired unless you are a minority or female..like you.. you get brownie points for just being a woman or being other than white
Most officers have at least an associates... many have much higher degrees

My department pays about 170.00 a month for a BA.. which in retirement works out to about 60k extra
We have a command college attached to our department that you can earn a PHD in public administration if so inclined. It would be difficult if not impossible today to promote with anything less than a four year degree.There are few younger officers I recall that arent in school days while working nights.. unless you are a slug.. and then you dont last in patrol anyway

A full POST academy usually is in excess of 2200 hours.. much higher than a paramedic... close to some nursing programs.. the same as a requisite for a professional medical license such as an mfccc,,, then there is 18 mos of probation.. increased because the academy is no longer a sworn position.. meaning you can be fired without cause... then there is patrol school.. another 120 hours,, then there is fto time.. roughly another 800 hours.... so the ACTUAL education requirement is substantial when compared to other professions

Some underfunded departments have lower standards as set by the training commission of each state,, made by politicians and legislatures

How much education do you have?
Are you required to be educated or trained for your position.. if you work...?
I call BS on females or minorities being hired with lesser qualifications than white males, that is a complete fabrication shame on you.

The basic post academy requires 664 hours but most programs are 6 months long, 40 hours a week for a total of around 960 hours. Not sure where you got 2000 hours, or are you talking about someone who has worked for a PD for 30 years and adding up every in service training they have participated in?

Patrol school? WTF? Do you mean the California Highway Patrol Academy? That is 27 weeks..but that is an academy ONLY for CHP.

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