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Old 1 December 2009, 13:22
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Thumbs down Jax Desmond AKA Jared Shapira - Poser

Jax Desmond has posted a job opportunity for 115 police officers to work in a Spanish language environment for 120 days starting 2010/01/04. Has anyone got any ideas about this? Anyone worked for Jax Desmond before?

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Old 1 December 2009, 14:20
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Jax Desmond

It's Mexico, counterdrug ops.

Source; http://semanal.milenio.com/node/1556
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Old 2 December 2009, 03:42
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I was going to start the same thread, but someone beat me to it. I got an email on this from a friend, and wondered who is Jax Desmond? Never heard of them. Anyone have any first hand knowledge on these guys?
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Old 3 December 2009, 12:32
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This long with out a reply from this board MUST mean they are nobodies!
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Old 3 December 2009, 20:48
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I remember they were trying to get some PR when there was a frenzy about who killed Anna Nichole Smith. Seriously. I read it in the check out lane.

Now they made an open challenge to the Zetas. A publicity stunt maybe trying to get some Mexican officials to hire them for protection.
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Old 4 December 2009, 17:23
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They have a nice website:

http://www.jaxdesmond.com/home/operational.html

Since when did 37 years of age make one obsolete?

"Eligibility
To qualify for employment with Jax Desmond Worldwide you must be at least 23 years of age, but younger than 37 upon your appointment."

I have been trying to do some research here and elsewhere on companies working the "Latin American" AO and have not had much luck. Trying to put my Spanish to work on keeping some of them folk south of the border
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Old 4 December 2009, 17:27
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They have a nice website:

http://www.jaxdesmond.com/home/operational.html

Since when did 37 years of age make one obsolete?

"Eligibility
To qualify for employment with Jax Desmond Worldwide you must be at least 23 years of age, but younger than 37 upon your appointment."
Sounds like Fed. LEO, but that's because of manditory retirement at 57
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Old 4 December 2009, 18:15
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Sounds like Fed. LEO, but that's because of manditory retirement at 57
Roger that...I was just surprised to see the "private" sector going the same way.
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Jax Desmond has posted a job opportunity for 115 police officers to work in a Spanish language environment for 120 days starting 2010/01/04....
I'm interested in where this is posted. I did not see it on their website....
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Old 4 December 2009, 19:40
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OK, I think I've found it.

I'm interested if it is Mexico. The position reads as if it is a mentoring position. Which would be interesting -- considering in his interview in the above link, he clearly stated his personnel would detain ANY member of the Mexican police or military that approached them (in the operation he was referring to).

Methinks that it is another marketing ploy -- he throws out that he is looking to hire 115 cops for a contract to clean up Mexico -- when the contract doesn't happen, he claims the Mexicans backed out. But he can still claim that they approached him, because he is so badass.

Right.

I'll ask around here to see if anyone knows of this "contract"....
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Old 4 December 2009, 21:50
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Thanks to everyone who posted re RFI Jax Desmond

SOTB, the source is correct, and I apologize for not posting the link myself with my posting. It sure sounds fishy to me, but I thought I'd run it past the professionals here to see.

The JD website states something about an upper age limit of 37 years for applicants. I'm 40 and can smoke many men half my age at most things you care to mention, and a close friend is 39, calling in arty as a FOO in the Ghan, running circles around young bombardiers. That ageism ticks me off and furthermore it's illegal to specify an upper age limit in Canada. And I find it funny that they accept postsecondary qualifications from US or UK educational institutions, but not Canadian ones, although they post extensively in Canadian job boards for Canadian applicants for their Canadian "projects" (although there seems little of substance to these "projects" and much, much conjecture.)

Wouldn't work for them now anyways.
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Old 4 December 2009, 22:10
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His eligibilty requirements are word for word from criminal investigator positions for the ATF. I would call BS on this one if it were me.
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Old 5 December 2009, 08:49
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FYI, Jax Desmond Worldwide sound like BS. There are somethings on they're website that certainly do not make any sense.

http://deletionpedia.dbatley.com/w/i..._2008_at_15:44)
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...I'm interested if it is Mexico...
Here is the exact email that went out:

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Name of Job Being Posted: Operatives (Protective Security Specialist, Designated Defensive Marksman, Rotary Wing Pilots, Paramedics, Fixed Site Security, Operation Managers, Shift Supervisors, Canine Handlers, CIVPOL Officers)
Company name: Jax Desmond Worldwide
Short company description: Jax Desmond Worldwide is one of the world's leading risk management firms, helping clients to achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with world class expertise.
Deadline (date) for this job post: January 4, 2010
Actual work location for this job: Mexico
Salary Range: To be negotiated
Job Description: Varies depending on position.
General duties consist of drug enforcement, general police patrol, high risk warrants and apprehensions, surveillance and investigations, special operations.
Background and Experience Requirements: To qualify for employment with Jax Desmond Worldwide you must be at least 23 years of age, but younger than 37 upon your appointment. You must have at least three years of professional work experience in federal law enforcement or military special operations within the United States or Israel.
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Old 5 December 2009, 17:32
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Couple of points.

When "operatives" is used then followed by- Protective Security Specialist, Designated Defensive Marksman, Rotary Wing Pilots, Paramedics, Fixed Site Security, Operation Managers, Shift Supervisors, Canine Handlers, CIVPOL Officers- in parenthesizes vice just listing those titles, you usually find the company falls under amateur or poser.

When they tell you they are "one of the worlds leading........." and you never heard of them then they are fairly new, blowing smoke or a combination of both.

When general duties are so vague they let the reader insert pretty much whatever comes to mind, beware.

These dudes may be legit, but based on the info available I wouldn't bet on it.

Someone from the company is more than welcome to come by and show me that I'm wrong.
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Old 6 December 2009, 07:53
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A rep from the company has joined the site.

Let's see what he has to say.
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Old 6 December 2009, 12:42
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The company public affairs officer has sent an email threatening us about this thread. I'll post it for all to read once it's forwarded.

It seems to be the usual stuff regarding the legal dept talking about slander and defamation, etc...

I can only assume they think we don't know the law and feel it's ok to threaten military and LE veterans who are voicing an opinion.

They obviously don't know that we've been down this road many times.

The threatening letter, over opinion, is 9 times out of 10 the ultimate red flag regarding a company.

As noted earlier they may be entirely what they say they are, but their email solicitation and now this don't make it appear so.
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Shenanigans.

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Old 6 December 2009, 15:22
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Greetings.


I received an email from an employee of ours who told me about some of the comments that were posted on here and I wanted to come on and answer some of your questions and respond.

I should mention that I don't have an LE or Military background. I work in the human resources department for the company.

I'm happy to answer any questions and respond to any concerns regarding JDW. The first point that I would like to make is that I've worked for the company for almost a year now and have nothing but good things to say. I've been treated fairly, never had a problem getting paid and have met some incredible people and seem some incredible things.

While I don't have experience working for a PMC previously, I have through my department been able to gauge the response from others that work for us who have.

Some of our people are formerly with company such as Blackwater, Triple Canopy, Aegis, Claytons, etc..

While some of them have been a little "unnerved" when coming on with us, they seem to really enjoy working for the company now. We have very little turnover and our staff seems to be very happy working here.

Another point I would like to make is this Mexico project, nicknamed "Operation Duvdevan" by Mr. Desmond.

This is the first of its kind for the company from what I know. It's the largest contract that we've ever gone after so it's somewhat new water for us. We have employed some of the best people available for it and overall the attitude is that we can complete the job successfully.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. I'll try and answer them if I can.

-RC


P.S.- I'm here on my own so it should be said that anything I write is my own personal opinion and not the companys.
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Another point I would like to make is this Mexico project, nicknamed "Operation Duvdevan" by Mr. Desmond.

This is the first of its kind for the company from what I know. It's the largest contract that we've ever gone after so it's somewhat new water for us. We have employed some of the best people available for it and overall the attitude is that we can complete the job successfully....
Is this a contract you CURRENTLY have, or are seeking to obtain?
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