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Tired of the snow? Independently wealthy?

Discussion in 'Beyond New England' started by USM C-2, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. USM C-2

    USM C-2 MassCops Member

    So, the pay isn't much, but the weather is hard to beat 9 months out of the year... except for the occasional tornado... but the food is good, the music is great, the girls are pretty and the guys are all good looking. If seriously interested apply today or tomorrow. I anticipate another opening or two in the next few weeks, since some surrounding agencies are now paying more than we are.

    Posting Details

    Posting Number: 0004330
    Job Title: Patrol Officer
    Grant Funded? No
    Possible Internal Promotion?
    Position Type: Staff
    Campus: Hattiesburg
    Department: University Police
    Pay Grade Level: 07
    Job Summary: The position of patrol officer performs law enforcement and police department duties involving the protection of life and property through the enforcement of state laws and university rules and regulations.
    Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include the following:
    Performs law enforcement activities to include enforcing federal, state and local laws and University rules and regulations, responding to emergency calls involving crimes, disturbances, accidents, personal injuries, fires and natural disasters; investigating crimes and violations of University rules and regulations and accidents; engaging in proactive police patrols to prevent crimes, disorder, property loss and accidents; providing a wide range of community services involving traffic and crowd control, security at special events, crisis intervention, referrals, escorts, motorist assistance, public information, emergency notification, medical assistance, etc.
    Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and three months of related experience
    Preferred Qualifications: Applicants with prior law enforcement experience holding a certification from acceptable training academy will be given preference.
    Posting Date: 01-26-2017
    Closing Date: 02-03-2017
    Special Instructions to Applicants: Preferred candidate will be required to pass a background check, criminal history review, drug screen, psychological evaluation, and have a valid drivers license.
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  2. Chitownlost

    Chitownlost Internet "expert"

    You might have forgotten to copy the name of the school. Just saying.
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  3. devenob

    devenob 2300

    It's southern Mississippi university from what I see there are two campuses and it's right on the beach "says it's the only beach front area in Mississippi"
  4. USM C-2

    USM C-2 MassCops Member

    My bad... The University of Southern Mississippi... there are two open postings for the Hattiesburg campus.

    To answer the questions some may have:
    Yes, we have Chapter 90 (or at least our version of it, Chapter 63...)
    Yes, we have guns
    Yes, we make arrests
    Yes, we run radar

    And, computers in the cars, rifles, shotguns, kevlar helmets, trauma kits, plate carriers, radio earpieces, yada yada yada. One integrated Dispatch that covers the lower 1/3 of the state for all campus and research locations. We also train a lot. You will go to different schools either locally or away.

    If you have a MA full-time academy, even better. You can likely start right away and attend a refresher academy while working.
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  5. devenob

    devenob 2300

    What's the $$$ lol
  6. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    See ?
    now you had to go and ruin it :D
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  7. Chitownlost

    Chitownlost Internet "expert"

    Do I REEEEEALY have to be the guy who asks about hats? :)
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  8. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    Your timing could be better, we've dodged snow for the most part and it's already February.

    I just hope I didn't jinx us. :eek:
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  9. USM C-2

    USM C-2 MassCops Member

    Sorry for the delay! Been busy here...Pay is around $30,000. We are trying to get it bumped up a little. Not bad for the area, but needs to be a few k higher. We do allow you to take 2 free classes at a time, though so if you are thinking of a degree, we are an attractive place to spend a few years then move on.

    If you get on the job, you can try to get a "courtesy officer" position at an apartment complex. Large rent discount in exchange for doing some patrols of the area. In general, cost of living is lower here.

    We used to wear campaign covers... a few years back we went to the Midway 5 star roundtop. We are pretty relaxed about wearing them, though. Unless its a formal occasion or highly visible they aren't seen often. Summer uniform includes ballcaps. There is some thought to allowing ballcaps year round, but not yet.
  10. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    We've gone with Casual Friday's where you can wear lively colored Hawaiian shirts so long as there are two patches and a badge. NAME PLATE OPTIONAL! Our gun belts are just as casual on Friday, a simple belt with a holster and gun and a set of cuffs, kind of like what my Dad had when on the Railroad police. Shorts with sandals, but they MUST be black sandals. Socks are optional, but if worn, must be black. Big floppy straw hats with a patch sewn on the front, black.

    It's a great look, but we've found that it's not all that practical in winter, not to say we don't still go that route! WHY NOT!

    Just kidding. Overall, sounds like a pretty decent gig at USM. Sadly, this guy just will never up and move. I'm stuck in the spring time mud.
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  11. sgtmike1980

    sgtmike1980 MassCops Member

    But its still cold as fuck, and fuck is pretty cold.
  12. USM C-2

    USM C-2 MassCops Member

    Pay bump just got approved. Patrol officers will range from $35k to $39k. Pretty good for the area. All our positions are filled as of now...
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  13. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

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  14. USM C-2

    USM C-2 MassCops Member

    S/he who hesitates... is last. Or something like that.
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  15. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

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  16. MiamiVice

    MiamiVice MassCops Member

    Wow ill make more in details, that's awful

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