henny boyz in Brooklyn, New York said: hi, i was fired from the NYPD for failure to identify myself as an off duty police officer and also that i waited too long to tell the responding officers that i was a member of the force, i was still in employment probation with them so they can fired you if they want and they did, i was 24, male black. i want to apply to become an officer in another state, would another police agency hire me, or should i tell them i resigned so it does not look bad? this happened about 5 years ago, any suggestions for the background info would really help me.
Hi Henny Boyz, I have something similar, except I had 11 years on the job and I legally and officially resigned. For some reason though, most departments in the area look at my package and assume I was going to be fired and just dq me without any more conversation. I have been told to look out of state and I have considered that. I just have to find out what departments would be likely to hire a former LAPD officer who did not leave on the best terms. In this recession, with so many applicants trying to be cops it's not easy. I hope to find out what states are best. I'm considering Texas, I see it's possible to get certified through on on line program (if you are currently certified in your home state) and then you can apply as a lateral. Only problem is the pay sucks, but after a couple years, supposedly it's much easier to show your former dept was wrong if the new one says good things
My issue was a personality conflict with a vice sergeant where my sarcasm was turned into an accusation of lying. Utterly absurd, but rather than accept my resignation with fairness, LAPD mgt wrote I left to avoid facing my penalty as responsible officer. No one seems to care that I left to be an airline pilot. If 911 hadn't happened I would still be doing that job.
If you or anyone knows any good ideas of places to try, please let me know and I'll do the same.