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Thread: Changing Departments?
09-15-2005, 22:14 #1STIcop Guest
Although I am not I any department as of yet, I want to know once you are in one sheriff dept, and you want to go to another sheriff dept later in you your career, do you typically need to work the jails all over again?
09-15-2005, 23:46 #2
Depends on Sheriff's Dept. Usually yes, but I am basing my answer on my local region (midwest).
09-16-2005, 21:02 #3Lieutenant
- Join Date
- Apr 2004
- Hot and Humid
I do know the most places in the south start off that way, well in Louisiana they do . When I was in Maryland, you were hired strictly for either corrections or patrol.But we only hired certified officers for patrol work too. So if you are certified I am sure that will help you.
09-17-2005, 11:20 #4Josh Guest
It depends. There is no standard for your question. Every Sheriff's Office / Department runs differently.
For instance, Kentucky and Arkansas Sheriff's are not responsible for running the jails. That is the responsibility of the 'Jailer', which is an elected position.
Every Sheriff is different. I would look up a local deputy and ask thier opinion.
09-17-2005, 13:55 #5STIcop Guest
Riverside and San Bernardino Sheriff Depts.
I am processing in Southern California- Riverside Sheriff Dept so things may be different in the west coast. There is also San Bernardino Sheriff Dept. which basically is the next county over. Does any one have info going from one to the other later in their career for promotioanal/career advancement opportunities?