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Communications Officer II (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VADecember 16, 2017
Day/Night shifts were swing shifts, midnight was steady. Switching shifts was near impossible. If you are single with no support system or just enjoy consistency, this is not the job for you. The pay was better than any job I've ever had. However, overtime was mandatory and plentiful. The job offered no flexibility. Work life balance is near impossible.
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Productive yet Dangerous
Police Officer (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VANovember 2, 2017
There is hardly such a thing as a typical day of work as a police officer. So much can change in a matter of an instant, in addition its a very dangerous job. I learned to do things timely, effectively yet safely, especially in the current climate of a law enforcement officer. The hardest part of the job is leaving home to go to work, it could be the very last time you leave home or see your family. But the most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that you are what stands between good and evil.
Pros
A take home car, great training and the culture.
Cons
Short breaks, low pay, danger
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I enjoy the camraderie and helping people
Sergeant (Current Employee) –  177 E Belt Blvd Richmond VaFebruary 6, 2016
Poor benefits and compensation for the extremely difficult job we are tasked to do. Ive learned to make difficult decisions in extremely volatile and dangerous situations when lives are at stake.
Pros
Helping citizens
Cons
Salary
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Is what you make it
Police Officer (Former Employee) –  Richmond, MOMarch 6, 2015
Great place to start in law enforcement but not to make a career
Low pay, but they will take care of you the best they can
Small town, not a lot of calls that will gain you wide experience in law eforcement
Pros
Great co-workers
Cons
Pay
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Stressful
Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VADecember 5, 2014
The job was stressful, there is no room for growth or to move up in the ranks. You are virtually stuck in the position that you were hired for. The position does not require firearms therefore, you are put at risk in high crime environments.
Pros
Interaction with community and schools
Cons
Harassment by supervisor, cohorts, lack for respect for personal issues that took place with employees, lack of encouragement and empathy
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Great Work Environment
Crime Prevention Specialist (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VASeptember 19, 2014
Love the work and the atmosphere. Very supportive group of co-workers. working with citizens of Richmond was the most enjoyable part of job. Richmond Police Dept. premier police department with committed knowledgeable staff.
Pros
great work environment
Cons
not much upward movement for civilian
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productive job to make career
Police Dispatcher (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAAugust 13, 2014
typical day at work ..I answer emergency phones calls from citizens whom are in immediate danger , where being robbed , just got shot, stabbed , etc.. or even the more minute calls as parking complaints , etc.

the hardest part of this job is dealing with the stress and lack of organization from the management of the position.

the most enjoyable part of this job is the satisfaction that I have helped someone out of a situation may it have been and emergency or something more simple as in a cat stuck in the tree
Pros
the ability to help people
Cons
the lack of organization
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Systems Administrator (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAJuly 11, 2014
-I manage all the systems related to the 911 center for the City of Richmond.
- I learned all different aspects of IT and 911 technologies.
- I managed a team of 5 to developed and maintained all the systems of the 911 center.
- The hardest part of my job is the demand of always having to have an answer to a problem and being available at a moment's notice.
Pros
Flexible schdule
Cons
on call 24/7
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Police environment
Richmond Police Cadet (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAMay 13, 2014
Typical work day consisted of training to become a police officer. Mostly learned police 10 codes, traffic laws, regular laws, team building skills, office skills, defensive tactics, and how to diffuse situations. Hardest part was the intense work out drills
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Great Place
Officer & Ordinance Officer (Current Employee) –  Richmond, MIFebruary 25, 2014
Awesome community support from the citizens whom are very pro public safety. Great command staff and working conditions. Command is fair and honest in your dealings with them.
Pros
great community
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Mentor
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VASeptember 20, 2013
Had to help kids out with their homework and their life outside school. Many of those kids come from bad neighborhoods so hearing advice from a college student really did uplift many kids that I had a chance to engage with.
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Good place to start.
Police Officer (Current Employee) –  Richmond, RIJuly 14, 2013
Second shift patrolman. I respond to calls for service in the community. Investigate reports of crime. Patrol work including traffic enforcement, community assistance, accident investigations etc.. Enforcement of state and local laws including town ordinances.

Management includes 1 Chief, 1 Lieutenant, 1 Sergeant, and 2 Corporals. The department consists of 13 sworn officers.

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Police Work
Patrolman for the City of Richmond (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAFebruary 27, 2013
Being a police officer has been one of the most for-filling jobs i have ever had
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Great Police Department
Detective (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJune 26, 2012
Richmond Police Department is a medium sized depart with an approximate of 800 sworn personell. It has many divisions and departments to transfer and be promoted.
Pros
great job
Cons
pay
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Data Entry (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJune 21, 2012
Enhanced my computer skills and knowledge as well as gained a good number of networks.
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