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When I turned eighteen I used to be a spoiled military brat • The Past EIGHTEEN YEARS WAS NOTHING BUT DRILLS DRILLS DRILLS • Making me into a RealMAN!
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San Jose was a great place for me to work. I had many different opportunities to expand my interests and desires. There is something for everybody once you finish with your probation period. The sky is the limit with a large department.
Pros
A great place to make a difference in some ones life.
Cons
Public service is a difficult job now these day.
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I receive training and supply by the school safety program from the SJPD.I been working for 16 years. I work different school and I love my job.you. don't get pay for holidays or summer vacation.
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Hardest part of the job is making sure the information you give to police officers over the phone is 100% accurate because one wrong piece of information could cost them their life. (Records Department)
Cons
stressful
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The training staff there will help you pass the course, its up to you to do the rest. The experience I had while working there will be something I will keep with me as I move on, I learned a lot about myself, the community and law enforcement family.
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I received a good hourly pay rate and I had an excellent supervisor. Job was only ten hours a week though. Job could be stressful due to having to control traffic and pedestrian flow. Parents were appreciative and children were enjoyable to work with.
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Lots of time off
Cons
Not enough hours
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There really isn't much that can be said for working for them. It pretty much is what the title says, it's a police department and nothing more.
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There are several units that are available to officers. From flying a helicopter to investigating homicides. There is also room for promotions as the department expands.
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Great place to work and make a difference in peoples lives. Interpret and enforce laws. Protect the innocent and save lives. Great coworkers likeminded.
Pros
Rewarding.
Cons
Stressfull
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Productive and fun workplace, nice co workers, great experience. My supervisor is very nice and supportive, I had the opportunity to learn from different departments.
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Learned how to quickly react under stress while making informed decisions with proper education about my environment.
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The department was once the best in the nation. It needs to get back to that status.
Pros
Working with good people.
Cons
New benefits and retirement system
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I enjoyed working for this company, the only reason I chose to leave this company was I had my second child, my daughter and I ended up moving with my immediate family (husband, son daugthter) to Michigan from California to pursue a career advancement for my husband's job.
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