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Old 08-03-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Sun Prairie (Madison) Wisconsin
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haha wow, I really messed that question up.

If I signed up with the Marine Reserves and then applied?
Or
Get the police job (if offered) and then sign up for the reserves? or would that be a good way of getting fired?
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:29 PM
 
Location: dfw, tx
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get the police job first. but being a marine will help you get hired quicker. you must be real gun ho to wanna work with them??
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Old 08-11-2008, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Sun Prairie (Madison) Wisconsin
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Why do you say that lol, a lot of my friends have said the same thing about me, being gun ho.... its more about how fast I'll learn things, and the units they have that I want to join (gang unit, violent crime task force and vice)
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:01 AM
 
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Honestly, if you want to build a career in law enforcement, you're better-off joining up with a reputable department to begin with, and moving forward from there. If you join a department known to be plagued by scandal, it can cast a pall over your resume when you want to transfer out to other departments or agencies. Especially if you get even marginally tied to any kind of wrongdoing, even through no specific fault of your own.
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Old 08-11-2008, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Da Parish
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Oops, I must have missed that Aug. 3rd post! Hubby, like Desol, also recommends getting the PD job before joining the reserves.
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:36 AM
 
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Talking Questions about NOPD...

While in training at the academy, do you live on like a base or do you have to find your own living arrangements?
Also, after you are done with academy training, do you have to live in certain towns/neighborhoods?
If so, do any places offer NOPD discounts?
I've been trying to find these answers online and haven't been able to, wondering if anyone else could help me out.

Thanks to all!
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: TENNESSEE
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I found some info about the academy, by clicking on the faqs section.. that says you must live within 50 miles of Orleans Parish.
As for neighborhoods I wouldn't even have a clue.

There are some other questions asked in the faqs area that you may wish to check out.
www.joinnopd.com/

Hope this helps you somewhat.
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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if you're a good guy and not a crazy gun waving lunatic like some reported on the news lately then please sign up. we could use a batman.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: dfw, tx
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well i was a firemen in new orleans 2 yrs ago and we trained at the same place as a policemen. you will have to find your own place to stay, some apartments do have police discounts. just remember you are joining a department that 99% of the citizens hate so good luck, being a hero where's thin when you arrest sombody and they are out before you blink twice.
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Sun Prairie (Madison) Wisconsin
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I've talked to several officers that after 2 years have switched departments, without any problems whats so ever.

I'm still looking at San Diego and Dallas too
Have an application to City of Madison (WI) on my desk

thanks again
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