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Old 19 June 2018, 20:47
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Some Deputies start in the jail or courts and move to the road, here anyway. I’d get him "If I Knew Then: Life Lessons From Cops on the Street.” When he finishes reading it (or any other of the LE books suggested) telling to read more, then read some more. I get books on tape, I can listen to them while on the road.
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Old 19 June 2018, 20:54
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If he's a good friend, pay for (or chip in for) his off-duty carry firearm. He's going to start out with starvation wages - and your gift may save his life.
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Old 19 June 2018, 21:24
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A good Kubotan and some training with it.

It is a very underrated tool for those environments!
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Old 19 June 2018, 21:41
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My first 18 months in LE were spent as a jailer in a Sheriff's Office. In 18 months I had 3 Federal law suits filed against me for civil rights violations. For an inmate to file this is as simple as filling out what is called a 1983 form and takes about 30 minutes. All of them were determined to be unfounded and were dismissed, but the point is that sometimes it may not be that easy. I had the backing of my employer and our counsel at no cost to me, but his primary responsibility is to the Agency, not to me. Had any of those charges been found to require something beyond an initial hearing and there was any doubt about my actions being proper or not, I might have had to retain my own attorney, at my own cost. Professional liability insurance covers some/most/all of the costs of an attorney and possibly damages awarded depending on what policy you have in place.

Later on as a Federal Agent, I used FLEOA for this purpose, and it saved my ass a couple of times over the course of a decade.

So no, the comment was not made to be humorous, although I can see why you would think so.


You could have him take out his own policy and reimburse him for the cost for one year of coverage. Probably not more than $200-$300 per year. It's something you hope you never need, but when you need it, you really really need it, and you can't get covered after the fact.
Thank you, Sharky, for the clarification. Makes a world of sense to me.

Based on this - and other's sharing about second weapon, etc. - I will most likely present him with a cash gift and suggestions on the insurance, back-up weapon, plates, etc. And let him decide. Accompanied with a book on the emotional intelligence aspects. And lastly, a card with my hand-written message that will remind him of why he decided to take this path.

This fine young man spoke to me at length before making his decision. I am not LE, but he knew I was former military and exec protection. I believe he decided on LE for the "right" reasons. Which is why I want to provide a gift worthy of his decision and commitment.
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Old 19 June 2018, 21:56
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A reading assignment.


http://www.socnet.com/showthread.php?t=80707
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Old 19 June 2018, 22:59
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“Sharkys 10 Rules” are spot on.

I read through the whole thread every few months.


The professional liability insurance is a good thing. It’s something I let lapse when I went from .fed to my current gig.
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A reading assignment.


http://www.socnet.com/showthread.php?t=80707
Lots of Wisdom here. I will point the soon to be deputy to this thread.
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Old 21 June 2018, 23:13
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I graduated basic mandate in 2011 and was given a GShock by my girlfriend at the time. 7 years later and it's still my work watch. G shock is my vote.
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Old 22 June 2018, 11:49
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If you want to mess with him, throw in some McDonald Apps for “when it doesn’t work out”

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Old 22 June 2018, 13:45
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Consider a good benchmade auto opening knife. I own one and carry it every day.

https://www.us-elitegear.com/product...gn=PERFORMANCE
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Old 22 June 2018, 18:36
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]On the knife issue, consider buying him a small quality sticker he can carry concealed and accessible with either hand.
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Can't go wrong with this time honored classic:

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Old 23 June 2018, 00:02
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Can't go wrong with this time honored classic:

Wait until he's a detective.
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"The real problem was being able to stick it out, to sit in an office under the orders of a wee man in a dark gray suit and look out of the window and recall the bush country, the waving palms, the smell of sweat and cordite, the grunts of the men hauling jeeps over the river crossings, the copper-tasting fears just before the attack, and the wild, cruel joy of being alive afterward. To remember, and then go back to the ledgers and the commuter train, that was impossible. He knew he would eat his heart out if it ever came to that."

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Old 23 June 2018, 08:37
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]On the knife issue, consider buying him a small quality sticker he can carry concealed and accessible with either hand.

Good call. I just bought one myself. Benchmade SOCP dagger designed by Greg Thompson specifically by request of the unit. It is unique because you can retain the knife in either hand while shooting your handgun. I like it a lot so far but recommend getting the trainer drone if you are gonna do any serious training with it.
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Old 23 June 2018, 08:39
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Here is a pic.
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Old 23 June 2018, 09:53
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That would do nicely.
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"The real problem was being able to stick it out, to sit in an office under the orders of a wee man in a dark gray suit and look out of the window and recall the bush country, the waving palms, the smell of sweat and cordite, the grunts of the men hauling jeeps over the river crossings, the copper-tasting fears just before the attack, and the wild, cruel joy of being alive afterward. To remember, and then go back to the ledgers and the commuter train, that was impossible. He knew he would eat his heart out if it ever came to that."

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Old 23 June 2018, 12:07
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He can't use a lot of the knives suggested if he is in detention and possibly many court environments. However, that is a nice looking blade.

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Old 23 June 2018, 12:18
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A Fire Department application.
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Old 23 June 2018, 12:26
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A Fire Department application.
Hear, hear....
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Old 23 June 2018, 13:00
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A Fire Department application.
LOL. Especially from you.
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