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04-30-2002, 03:02 #1IoweYouaName Guest
need info on 2 NYPD pcts please
Can anyone tell me what working in the 5th and MTN are like?
Are they hard to get once you are out of the academy?
Is the 5th a dog and pony show b/c of 1 Police Plaza?
Any help would be appreciated as always!
04-30-2002, 18:20 #2Cadet
- Join Date
- Jan 2001
Pretty much any precinct south of Harlem in Manhattan is going to be part of as you say a "Dog and Pony show". Manhattan is directly under the media spotlight so you can expect the bosses to pay particular attention to the appearance of their officers while working(spit and polish). Most incidents that occur in Manhattan and get tremendous press coverage wouldnt even get a second look if it occured in say Brooklyn or the Bronx so you can expect the big bosses to be all over these incidents. As far as getting into these precincts a hook definitely helps but it's also possible that you could get lucky and get assigned there out of the academy.
05-01-2002, 15:08 #3The kindest moderator
- Join Date
- Aug 2000
- New York City
THE 5TH PCT COVERS CHINATOWN. YOU WILL LEARN SOME CHINESE AND LEARN ABOUT THE CHINESE CULTURE IF YOU GO THERE. YOU WILL DEAL WITH 1PP AND PROBABLY WORK SOME FIXED SECUIRTY POSTS AT HQ (1PP). YOU WILL ENCOUNTER LANGUAGE AND CULTURE PROBLEMS WHEN DEALING WITH VICTIMS OF CRIMES WHO ARE ASIAN. YUOU WILL DEAL WITH SOME EXTREME TRAFFIC AND ONE LANE NARROW SIDE STREETS DOWN THERE.
AS FOR THE DOG AND PONY SHOW, SOME MANHATTAN NORTH PCTS ARE ALSO INCLUDED IN THAT SHOW--THE 19TH PCT, THE 20 PCT AND ON SLIGHT OCCASION THE 23 AND 24 PCTS.
AS FOR MTN--THIS IS PROBABLY THE TOP DOG OF THE DEPT. EVERYTHING THAT OCCURS INMTN GETS MEDIA COVERAGE OR CATCHES THE DEPTS EYE. THE ADVANTAGE TO A COMMAND LIKE THIS IS THAT YOU COULD BE INVOVLED IN N SOME BIG INCIDENT AND THE DEPT WILL PUT YOU ON A PEDESTAL--WHERE AS YES, THE SAME INCIDENT COULD OCCUR IN BROOKLYN , THE BRONX, QUEENS OR STATEN ISLAND AND IT WOIULD GO UNNOTICED. PERFECT EXAMPLE WOULD BE THE FOLLOWING: WHEN I WAS IN THE STREET CRIME UNIT, EVERY GUN COLLAR I MADE, EVEN OLNES INVOLVING FOOT PURSUITS AND WRESTLING WITH AN ARMED PERP, WOULD GET ME AN EXCELLENT POLICE DUTY MEDAL--THE LOWEST MEDAL IN THE DEPT. ----- WHEN I WORKED IN MTN, THAT SAME COLLAR WOULD BE A MERITORIOUS POLICE DUTY MEDAL--A STEP ABOVE THE EXCELLENT POLICE DUTY MEDAL.
PEOPLE RAG PCTS SUCH AS MTN, CALLING THEM MANHATTAN SOFT--BUT HEY, WOULD YOU RATHER WORK IN AN AREA THAT IS DISMALL DAY IN AND DAY OUT--SHOOTINGS AND CRACK HEADS ALL THE TIME. OR WOULD YOU RATHER WORK IN AN AREA THAT THE ENTIRE WORLD VISITS WHEN THEY COME TO NYC, WHERE YOU CAN HAVE A VAST ARRAY OF CRIMES TO BE EXPOSED TO--FROM HOMICIDE, SHOOTINGS, STABBINGS, AUTO THEFT, ARMED ROBBERIES, RAPES, BURGLARIES, ETC..... --AT MTN YOU WILL BE EXPOSED TO A VAST GREATER ARRAY OF CRIMES AND PEOPLE -- AT THE SAME TIME YOU WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH SOME B.S. FROM THE BOSSES--SHOES SHINES, ETC..... WHERE AS IN BKLYN, BRONX STUFF LIKE THAT IS OVERLOOKED--IN MTN IT IS NOT OVERLOOKED BECAUSE WHERE YOU WORK IS EXACTLY WHERE ALL THE TOURISTS ARE AND ALL OF THE MEDIA IS--SO THE DEPT WANTS YOU TO LOOK GOOD
05-02-2002, 16:30 #4IoweYouaName Guest
thanks for the info