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Aurora Police Department, CO Hiring Lateral Officers

Discussion in 'Beyond New England' started by Mtnman, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Mtnman

    Mtnman New Member

  2. cc3915

    cc3915 MassCops Angel Staff Member

    "Go west young man", or woman.
     
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  3. Lost

    Lost MassCops Member

    While it is confusing if you'd have to academy again, and only city/metro police qualify as "lateral," the money and bennies do look appealing..
     
  4. Pvt. Cowboy

    Pvt. Cowboy Lemme take a selfie Staff Member

    I started to apply towards Ft. Collins Colorado PD back in March or something... The pay was gigantic. Must be a Colorado trend?
     
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  5. 7costanza

    7costanza Supporting Member

    Well begun is half done...
     
  6. Mtnman

    Mtnman New Member

    Higher pay, lower cost of living.
     
  7. LGriffin

    LGriffin Always Watching

    Nice website.
    Chief Oates looks friendly.
    Colorado used to be a solid red state but they've turned slightly.
     
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  8. GD

    GD MassCops Member

    This was a little weird...............................:throwball:
    "You supply your own weapon meeting published department standards"
     
  9. LGriffin

    LGriffin Always Watching

    I didn't get into the site enough to notice that. That's a terrible idea for a number of reasons but especially when the shit hits the fan and you're looking to grab extra mags.
     
  10. backfist

    backfist MassCops Member

    Holler up if you need more info.

    I grew up in the Boston area and have worked for Aurora for a while. It's a fairly busy department (650+ ofcs.) and has a pretty diverse work environment spread across three districts.
     
  11. TRPDiesel

    TRPDiesel MassCops Member

    It's really no different than the bordering depertments providing mutual aid, LECs and MSP backing up another agency. No body has the same firearm. You'd be luck if your back-up has the same caliber these days.
     
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  12. USM C-2

    USM C-2 MassCops Member

    I have a friend who is a deputy chief there. Sounded like a nice department. The authorized weapon thing is very common in the west. Some departments issue but also give you a list of authorized alternatives you can use, others just give you the list and you provide your own.
     
  13. backfist

    backfist MassCops Member

    Very few agencies out this way issue weapons. At my agency they limit the manufacturers and calibers (9mm, .40, and .45) for primary weapons to the major brands (Sig, Smith, Glock, Kimber, and Colt). If you can qualify quarterly with it and it meets our specs and passes a yearly inspection, you are good to go. A full-time range staff of five insures compliance.

    In my humble opinion, the interchange of ammo issue was more pertinent twenty plus years ago when we were carrying a total complement of eighteen rounds for revolvers.

    With today's high capacity semi-autos and the loads we now carry, the issue has been minimized.

    I have been involved with investigations where we expended one hundred and eighty rounds and only one gun ran dry. This was a SWAT officer and he quickly transitioned to his handgun.
     
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  14. Pvt. Cowboy

    Pvt. Cowboy Lemme take a selfie Staff Member

    Sounds like a pretty well thought out firearm policy. I'm guessing that gets guys on the job more involved with what works best for them, as opposed to being issued something they could possibly dislike and not qualify as well with.

    Now since they don't issue a weapon, do they give you a weapon allowance? For instance part of your contract states that they'll pay you an additional $700 annually or something to purchase and maintain your own weapon?
     
  15. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    NYPD does that...there's a list of approved handguns, and you buy it through them. You can still choose a revolver, if you want.
     
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  16. backfist

    backfist MassCops Member

    No, on the weapons allowance. Yes, on whatever leather gear goes with whatever weapon you select.

    Over the course of the years a lot of us, and it certainly includes me, have been through the latest and greatest phases in police handguns. The policy is flexible enough to insure that officers are comfortable and competent. The importance is on your comfort and skill with the chosen weapons system.

    Officers can provide their own AR-15 after, chosen from four brands, or utilize a department Colt.
     
  17. backfist

    backfist MassCops Member

  18. mpd61

    mpd61 Retired Fed, Active Special

    I would go for that, if they only made a bit more $$$ to start
     
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  19. backfist

    backfist MassCops Member

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    backfist MassCops Member

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    backfist MassCops Member

  22. backfist

    backfist MassCops Member

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  23. USM C-2

    USM C-2 MassCops Member

    I have a friend who retired from there. From what I know of it, a good department.
     
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