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For me its 80% the amount of paperwork. Taking call after call and having 4 or 5 reports to do is not fun. Even worse is when you're about to leave and you get sent to a domestic and then you're stuck there for another few hours. My shift is from 4pm - 12pm. At least twice a week I don't leave until 5-6am. I would go to the sheriffs in a heartbeat.
I’ve applied to small towns and hoping to get called. I don’t mind the big town or even being a little busy. But my dept. is so short staffed I get held once a week, and sometimes stay 5-6 hours past my shift even when I don’t get held. For me it’s really too much work and I hate the dept. I work for lol.
I don’t know how it works. I just show up to departments including sheriff departments with my cover letter and resume. If I get a chance to talk to them I let them know I did time in corrections prior. I just put myself out there and hope for the best man.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a department in the country that isn’t under staffed right now. It’s cyclical and ties in with the economy and the Ferguson effect.
Quick question regarding a transfer to sheriffs. So when I went to drop off my cover letter/ resume yesterday I had a supervisor come downstairs to meet me in the lobby. I had originally planned to just drop it off at the desk and leave but the sheriff at the front desk called the supervisor down to meet me which I thought was pretty nice. After telling this supervisor where I worked and that I wanted to leave my credentials incase they plan to hire investigators, he gave me his card before I left. Overall I was in and out in about 2 minutes but is this typically a good sign? Anyone with any experience in this please share lol. I understand this is spot where you need a hook up since its not off the civil service list but I wanted to give myself a chance. Thanks again guys.
You would no longer have civil service protection and also wouldn’t ever be able to get promoted beyond investigator since all other job titles are civil service. You’re also hired at will of the current sheriff so you can get canned if a new sheriff comes and feels like hiring his next of kin or something of the sort
Thank you for the response. I know there is alot of risk that comes with that position. I was just wondering how often they hire for that spot? And if that looked like a decent sign that I would be a potential candidate.