Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > SPECIALTY FORUMS > Calguns LEOs
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Calguns LEOs LEOs; chat, kibitz and relax. Non-LEOs; have a questions for a cop? Ask it here, in a CIVIL manner.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-14-2014, 3:40 PM
Herk8240's Avatar
Herk8240 Herk8240 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Fairfield
Posts: 213
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default Any corrections officers in here

I'm retiring from the Air Force and I'm looking at corrections officer as my next career. I'd like to get the no BS on exactly what is involved; positives/negatives. I checked out some of the forums but most are geared towards existing CO's. There's a class in Napa but it doesn't start until September. Any insight would be appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-14-2014, 4:48 PM
fal_762x51's Avatar
fal_762x51 fal_762x51 is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: On the beach.
Posts: 2,218
iTrader: 37 / 100%
Default

I'll PM you later tonight.
__________________


Still alive, still fight.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-14-2014, 4:50 PM
Herk8240's Avatar
Herk8240 Herk8240 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Fairfield
Posts: 213
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

thanks
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-15-2014, 12:44 AM
Warhawk014's Avatar
Warhawk014 Warhawk014 is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,505
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Default

You want to stay local or move around. Would you like to work at the state Level or County. Stay away from the private entities. Cdcr.ca.gov is looking to hire a few thousand new Co's over the next few years. The counties are also hiring but you will probably not make as much. If you are motivated and want to promote you can move up the chain pretty quick in CDC.

Positives. Good pay. Good Benefit. Good Health plans to chose from. Transfer anywhere in the state.

Negatives. Hold overs really suck when you first start. Lots of whiney inmates that always want to sue you for every little thing you do wrong. The inmates that are legit won't mess with you for the most part.but they well be the ones that will not hesitate to hurt you if ordered to do so. CDC is going through alt of changes right now and alt of the old timers dont want to stick around to see how screwed things can actually get.

At the county level things are a little different. Some counties don't actually run their own jails. Not enough money so they privatize it.the bigger counties is where you should look at. Check to see what the requirements are for the county you want to join. And if they are sworn peace officers or not. Lots of cookie cutter college's putting out Co training classes but do not guarantee jobs when you graduate. These places will charge you to attend. Be cautious about that. Last thing you need is to attend and pay for training when the agency that will hire you requires you to attend their Academy.
__________________
http://www.shop42a.com/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-15-2014, 7:27 AM
Herk8240's Avatar
Herk8240 Herk8240 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Fairfield
Posts: 213
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Thanks Warhawk. I don't want to move around, we've done enough of that. I'm looking at Solano county where they're opening a new jail just down the road from the house. Hold overs and shift work are nothing new to me and I understand the whole noob gets the **** end of the stick. I'll look into whether the class will be of use. GI bill will pay for it, so I have that going for me. Thanks for the info!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-15-2014, 9:56 AM
Don11b Don11b is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Riverside
Posts: 9
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

Herk, sent you a PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-15-2014, 11:28 AM
Trblpinoy1's Avatar
Trblpinoy1 Trblpinoy1 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Manteca, Ca
Posts: 32
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Default

are you looking more for state or county? positives and negatives of both
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-15-2014, 3:33 PM
Herk8240's Avatar
Herk8240 Herk8240 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Fairfield
Posts: 213
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Solano county to be exact
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-15-2014, 5:50 PM
DEPUTYBILL DEPUTYBILL is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: LODI,CA.
Posts: 693
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

I think San Joaquin County is testing now.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-15-2014, 6:08 PM
Herk8240's Avatar
Herk8240 Herk8240 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Fairfield
Posts: 213
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Thanks DB
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-16-2014, 2:03 AM
kev20914's Avatar
kev20914 kev20914 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Modesto
Posts: 98
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Fed CO here.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-16-2014, 7:19 PM
Funtimes's Avatar
Funtimes Funtimes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 947
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Fed CO here at a USP.
__________________
NRA Certified Instructor.
Sig Certified Handgun / Active Shooter Instructor.

2L Student. Nothing is legal advice, just simply my 2 cents worth of opinions.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-16-2014, 7:23 PM
Sikk50's Avatar
Sikk50 Sikk50 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 72
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

County CO here. I'll pm you tomorrow
__________________
A good cop is never cold, wet, or hungry.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-17-2014, 1:20 AM
Funtimes's Avatar
Funtimes Funtimes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 947
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

With your federal service already, have you considered BoP? Fairly easy to get on if you have the vet points imo. You just gotta pick an institution that is giving a hiring bonus. Initial pay isn't the best int he world, but it's ok; job isn't bad, benefits are good. I think you can stack your retirements?
__________________
NRA Certified Instructor.
Sig Certified Handgun / Active Shooter Instructor.

2L Student. Nothing is legal advice, just simply my 2 cents worth of opinions.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-17-2014, 9:12 AM
ocibapnoy ocibapnoy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 6
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Fed CO here. PM me if you have any questions.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-17-2014, 3:08 PM
Herk8240's Avatar
Herk8240 Herk8240 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Fairfield
Posts: 213
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Reading the website, I'm too old for BOP. Thanks for the info, good looking out.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-18-2014, 10:01 AM
Wickedflava's Avatar
Wickedflava Wickedflava is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Diego
Posts: 86
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

If your a veteran there is age waiver for federal law enforcement. Typically it's constructive age meanin if u served 10 honorable years, add that to 37 then now you must be at least 47 to enter service. I think the only requirement is you must retire by the mandatory age of 57 no matter what. You must check OPM for clarification.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-18-2014, 10:07 AM
Herk8240's Avatar
Herk8240 Herk8240 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Fairfield
Posts: 213
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Thanks Wickedflava, I'm retiring with 24 years and a few days. I'll look into it
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-18-2014, 3:00 PM
Wickedflava's Avatar
Wickedflava Wickedflava is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Diego
Posts: 86
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

Yea any questions about the BoP feel free to ask, I'm a vet and currently drilling so I know a little bit about how it all works together. All I can say is once you combine it all it's a beautiful thing.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-19-2014, 8:44 AM
samsigsauer's Avatar
samsigsauer samsigsauer is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 513
iTrader: 12 / 100%
Default

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2008/06...killed-in.html



http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2008/07...ies-leave.html
__________________
“When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.”

Thomas Jefferson



NRA Benefactor Member

California Rifle Pistol Association Life Member
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 01-19-2014, 7:45 PM
Herk8240's Avatar
Herk8240 Herk8240 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Fairfield
Posts: 213
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

I'm well aware, thanks
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-17-2014, 10:28 PM
DANGERCLOSE's Avatar
DANGERCLOSE DANGERCLOSE is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: CENTRAL VALLEY, PRK
Posts: 185
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Fed CO at a USP. I work with some of these other guys. A lot more benefits at the Federal level for prior service military. Promotion and travel potential are great if you get a paid move. Military years of service count towards retirement when you buy back the time, so to speak. 1% per year. Pm me for any ???
__________________
"Our Country won't go on forever, if we stay soft as we are now. There won't
be any AMERICA because some foreign soldiery will invade us and take our
women and breed a hardier race!"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:54 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2016, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.