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Asking on behalf of a friend, anyone know what kind of training and academy Bridgewater State College PO's get? Thanks in advance.
 

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BSCPD will often send you through the MPOC, but usually after a year. You are then contractually obligated to them for two years after academy graduation, at a salary of 27K.

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Thats Right!

Dancing Dave and Earwax Eric send their troops to MPOC and are supportive of other trainings. Just remember if your're under thirty to lie and tell them you'll never leave for a municipal job!
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Hey Macop!

Don't do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Major step BACKWARDS!!!!!
Hang in there! You've come too far with MPOC and the "Real Shit" to even think about it. If you need to go, go to N.H., Vermont or Maine. It's your life but, my god, don't go backwards!!!!!!
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Macop,
Ya...he's right...and you know it! Don't let the tree's up in the hills cloud your judgement.
But... if you must go there...stop making them sound like they are just a step down from the state police.

PS: Tell Jed I said hi!
 

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McCumstain u r just jerlous, hahahahaha. mpd61 you know thier reputation, you really think that its a step backwards?
 

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MACOP,

It is a step down, from being acting chief in a municipal department to working as a campus police officer 1. You will always have that haunting you when you go for other jobs and you will always have to explain it. Yes it's bad where you are, but it shows you can dish it out and when the going gets tough, you stick with it and that shows that you are not a quiter. Go to another municipal department but for god's sake don't go back. Besides you will not do the same stuff at BSC that you are doing now, trust me. And it's only $498 a week brother and no take home car, bridgewater pd doesn't really care for anyone but themselves and you will always have to worry what your job is going to be when the new president of the college gets in, every few years. You could be a hard core cop one year and a door opener the next.
 

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Macop said:
McCumstain u r just jerlous, hahahahaha. mpd61 you know thier reputation, you really think that its a step backwards?
Yes I know their reputation. They are a decent department, but have their quirks too! Handsome on outside, but look deep.

Less pay
Less action
Less responsibility
Less prestige

It all adds up to regret. No matter what crap you are puttin up with politically/personally, I know you can tough it out long enough to lateral to another municipal/city gig, even out of state. Good Luck Dude!
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Well you guys make valid points, I guess I will have to think about it longer, hell I did'nt even get a 2nd interview yet. They might throw my shit in the waste baskett.
 

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Macop said:
Well you guys make valid points, I guess I will have to think about it longer, hell I did'nt even get a 2nd interview yet. They might throw my shit in the waste baskett.
you probably scared them with your level of intellect.
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MPD61,
What the hell are you talking about with your comparisons between the job that the acting chief holds?,,how do you know what that town out there does...some of the western MA towns are very slow and have one full time member (the Chief). Bridgewater State is a busy place to work, it certainly isn't more prestige or money, but it's a step in the right direction. Also, most of the western MA towns aren't civil service so he wouldn't be able to lateral to another town.
Small town Western MA isn't anything like regular towns/cities and most of them aren't as large or organized as most college agencies.
 

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DC813,

I agree with you 100% BSCPD should not be looked upon as a step back in a law enforcement career. In many ways BSC is run more like a City/Town Department than a College PD. We all saw what happened in Brimfield :shock: and working in a Western Ma Town means you are at the mercy of the selectman. 3-4 years down the road a person with a background as an Acting Chief could move up the ladder at BSC and slide into an Lt. spot in a very pro-active Department.
 

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Macop,
Your lucky you got one interview, I never even got called for one. I give up trying to work for "Dancing Dave" \:D/ and "Earwax Eric" :/ :evil:
 

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My dearest DC813 & fscpd907,

The decision rests with Macop. I know the primary reason he is under some stress in B-Town. It is not a happy situation. I also know BSC. After a short while, he would not be very happy there. Bottom line is I do not think he NEEDS to jump at BSC. He has other irons in the fire and I sincerely wish him the best with waiting those out. Just my humble opinion.

PJM,

You're ship will come in someday too buddy!
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I got such a warm and fuzzy feeling inside when you called me dearest / it was like a hallmark moment. :lol:
 

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I work in the Parking Office at BSC, just a student, but I know that "Earwax Eric" isn't all that smart. I hear stuff almost every day about him.
Well, ya know................

He did go to MPOC wayyyyyyy back in like 96/97 @ Plymouth when he was a campus cop at Mass College Of Art. And he did apply for the chiefs job in Harvard, Mass last summer. Guess he didn't get interviewed huh?
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Are there any female officers out there? How did you start in the LE area? I want to be a police officer but I honestly have NO idea where to start. My roommate and I literally both had break downs the other day because neither of us know how to begin our future careers (she's wants to be a teacher.) Actually, ANYONE! How did you all start off? Any advice? Be advised though, I'm still in college. Criminal Justice major and all that fun stuff. Thanks!
 
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