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Discussion in 'New England Area Law Enforcement' started by 1inchredstripe, Mar 1, 2009.
MPD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i knew you were lurking !
Loyal are you afraid they will swarm BPD's calls. Kinda like Alpha and Bravo.
Any 400A's left on this site.
We lurk about!
:L: I accomplished that in 14 hours. Down side, I missed out on everything else you guys did....
yeah thats the comapny i used to work for.
Hey everyone, it has been a while since I posted here but I check in when I can. I work for a state college police department (hint it is the only armed commmunity college in Mass.) and have recently taken up a part time job on Fridays as a Boston Special. I have to say it is alot like being a campus cop actually, we do run warrants and can apply for arrest warrants if needed. We were issued F.I.O. books and Marijuana ticket books to cite community pot heads. I used to do this like 10 years ago and we were kind of the running joke but now we actually get some respect from B.P.D. and even the criminals. We can arrest for both felonies and misdemeanors on our property and B.P.D. still does our transports for us when we need them. I try not to make to many arrests so I am under the radar but the job overall is quite enjoyable. And in truth it really is not that different from what I do over at the college. I know the company being mentioned here and it is true they are not up to speed for the M.H.F.A. contract, but things change and I believe Longwood will get it back in time.
I worked for both companies recently and they are both bad companies. US Ass. is the worst. They wouldnt be bad companies if the cleaned out management and had some fresh faces to boost morale. Poor planning and mismangement for both.
Most of the SPO's I came incontact with were alright but some shouldnt have even been granted the authority to wear a badge or make arrests. It is a good way to start a future in Law Enforcement but do not get in over your head being power hungry.
Longwood was at the top of the food chain but lost a huge contract that they had for years with Mass Housing, so that should tell you something is wrong. Longwood does provide top quality gear but you need to buy the .38 and vest.
what exactly is the SPO? im trying to become a police officer i mass, do you have to be a police officer first or can you start in that area?
Longwood did not have the MHFA for years, they took over the contract in 2004 from New World Security. The first class from Longwood was pretty high speed and most of them are now municipal police officers in numerous cities. After that they fell apart, from what I've heard.
SPO=Special Police Officer. Basically, security officers with limited arrest powers.
You always were the "Duke of Class D"
I work as a special for Longwood. As someone who is looking for a career as a full time police officer (ANYWHERE! ), I have found working as a special to be a great learning experience. I know it is only a small taste of what full time, fully trained police officer's do... but it is good experience. I have been fortunate to have made a few good arrest in my short career there and have found it to be a great learning exprience. Hopefully my time as a special with Longwood will help* me move up the ladder.
Of course there are good special officer's and bad special officer's out there. For the most part, I feel comfortable saying that I work with good people that care about their job. Longwood is a great company and the management truely care's about the job that their Officer's do. Of course, no place is perfect, but Longwood has been great to me.
100 hour unarmed Boston Special Course June/July Rockland MA
Just found this posting on Craigslist, be advised that I don't know anything about this program except for what is in the ad but I thought other MassCops readers would be interested. Looks like its just the unarmed portion of the Rule 400 training and that you would have to seek out the armed portion elsewhere:
Boston Special Officers Training Program
I have scheduled a 100 hour unarmed, Boston Special Officers Training Program / Rule 400 /starting Monday, June 22, 2009 at the Holiday Inn in Rockland, Mass. The program will run Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 8:00AM to 4:00 PM for 13 sessions, ending July 20, 2009. If you are seriously interested you may e-mail me or call in the evenings between 8:00 PM & 9:00 PM. This is a private company
John A. DeGutis, Jr. Consulting Services
221 Union Street
Marshfield, Massachusetts 02050
Telephone number: 781-837-6468
I thought Alliance was the cream of the crop for Boston Specials... Dont they make the most arrests, and keep the clientele happy???
I'm training to be a boston special. I can do anything a boston cop can do EXCEPT the following... 1- no chapter 90 powers, 2-cant apply or execute search warrants,3-cant write up a bpd incident form 1.1 if its a sexual assault, aggravated assault, homicide and robbery.I cant deal with a 209a call though. I can restrain the parties that are having problems. thats all i cant do. i can summons people, make arrests on the property i am assigned to. Just to let you people know the rule400a guys have to attend the same training I am attending which is the william cloran academy.
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forgot to mention we can run a warrant check. if he has a warrant out we can make the arrest.
Then I guess you're good to go. You sound like you've done your research. I'm sure you'll make a fine addition to whatever company you get on the job with. I predict that within 6 months you'll have yourself a gold badge and be a shot caller.
I lift them up and put
Did you look at the date of the thread you are responding to ?????????
i know its old but just trying to clarify about being a special
Tell me how you are going to do that? You have CJIS/NCIC/WMS/LEAPS on your Droid?
its called a radio you know the one you guys carry. all we have to do is call dispatch(security company dispatch) and they will let us know.
And how do they get that info?
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And my radio doesn't connect to a security company
i dont't know. Thats what I have been told. There is a guy in my class who is a dispatcher for the us security associates company and he told me that.
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One cop who teached us in the class said and these are his words " you guys are police officers". he said if we go to a disturbance call we can knock on the door and say police.
those r the boston cop words not mine.
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also if they really dont want us doing anything its all good!! getting paid 18 or 19 bucks to do nothing and look like a cop!!!
Gotta love your attitude and work ethic...
BTW is this you looking like a cop: