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I'm thinking of become a police officer. What do you think?

Posted by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 10:32 AM
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Dh and I were talking the other day and out of the blue he asked me if I would be interested in becoming a police officer.  I would definitely earn more than I am now.  This kind of sparked my interest.  I don't know if it's something that I want to do for the rest of my life.  I'd like to get my degree and do something with that.  So I don't even know if it would be worth it to become a police officer then.  But getting my degree will take a while because I'm doing it part time and at the moment I have a dead end job and want to look for something else.  I'm sure I could become a police officer and still do something with my degree.  Any opinions on my thoughts?  And I was wondering if there were any mommas out there that are police officers, and what they thought of the job.  Of course I know that it's a risky job and I have kids to think about, but I believe that when it's your time to go, you're going to go no matter what you're doing and where you are.  So what do you guys think?

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lenoxclan
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 10:49 AM

My dh is..

pros- schooling for certification is only 5-6mths:0)

cons-depending on your area pay may not be so great..

We started out working for 27K a yr.. eek huh!

but, we relocated 4hrs away from family and friends and are making 45K a yr.. Much better:)

mtsmom1986
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 10:51 AM

My dad has been in Law Enforcement for 30+ years and LOVES it. I would like to get back into it, (I was a dispatcher for a little while). It can be a great job if you get into a good department. You just have to be able to let all the nasty comments, etc people throw at cops bounce off you

bellawomen
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 10:54 AM
I have no useful input, but kudos to you! I could never do it.
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army_wifey_06
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 10:56 AM

My dh is wanting to take the testing no the 30th of this month. He'd love to be a police officer. 

ffpm10
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 10:57 AM
My SO is a police officer. My best friend is.
I come from a firefighting family and am a firefighter.
Feel free to PM me.
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Karenjm
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 11:25 AM

oooohh, I totally want to be a firefighter, but my husband thinks I'd make a better police officer.  I'll pm you!  lol

Quoting ffpm10:

My SO is a police officer. My best friend is.
I come from a firefighting family and am a firefighter.
Feel free to PM me.


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Karenjm
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Where I live I'd make about $45 - 50K a year.  I make $45K now, but I I'm not going anywhere with this job and I'm afraid of being laid off.  It's not looking too good for our company right now. 

Quoting lenoxclan:

My dh is..

pros- schooling for certification is only 5-6mths:0)

cons-depending on your area pay may not be so great..

We started out working for 27K a yr.. eek huh!

but, we relocated 4hrs away from family and friends and are making 45K a yr.. Much better:)


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mtsmom1986
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 11:36 AM
Your family sounds like my family. Growing up I felt more at home in either a PD or an FD lol

Quoting ffpm10:

My SO is a police officer. My best friend is.

I come from a firefighting family and am a firefighter.

Feel free to PM me.
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Miss-B
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 11:50 AM


Quoting bellawomen:

I have no useful input, but kudos to you! I could never do it.



Kylie819
by Silver Member on Aug. 19, 2011 at 12:26 PM

I was until I was injured on the job.  

I can answer all of your questions later....but today is my DD's birthday so we're off to have some fun!  

You can PM me if you want and I'll get back to you!!

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