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Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by LilCop2002, May 25, 2011.

  1. LilCop2002


    Jul 13, 2005
    As I go to the local PD to request an officer to work my wedding reception, the Chief of the PD asked me about my background. After I notice he hasn't made an appointment nor did he have a hat on, I mention the background briefly, at which point he asked if I was interested in reserve work. I answered that I was. He told me to come back on Monday to talk to the reserve LT.

    Long story short, the LT wants me scheduled at the range for quals in June.

    Oh lord...
  2. Where do you live that you would need a cop to work your wedding reception? I've never heard of that before.

    Congrats on the wedding and the reserve position.

  3. packsaddle


    Jan 15, 2009
    most southern weddings require law enforcement on site.
  4. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    Its not uncommon for the venue to require that an officer be hired to protect their property while it is rented out.

    I have seen alot of wedding receptions go stupid fast, and most places that host them are very nice properties.
  5. Did at mine. Of course, we were married at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma so . . .

    Congrats on the reserve slot!
  6. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    A reserve slot is not a bad gig. I was one while I was fisnishing college, it got my foot in the door and helped me get a job at my current agency.

    I did alot of stuff like work wedding receptions and high school sports events.
  7. SAR


    Apr 17, 2004
    LA LA Land
    The good news is that you're hired as a reserve. The bad news is you're gonna have to work your wedding reception. :tongueout:
  8. CJStudent

    CJStudent Fenced In

    Nov 3, 2005

    Seriously, man, congrats on the reserve gig, and condolences on the wedding!
  9. DaBigBR

    DaBigBR No Infidels!

    Oct 28, 2005
    Circling the wagons.
    Hard to stay away, ain't it?

    Around here you generally need to hire a cop (usually SO reserves) to work any event serving alcohol at a non-licensed establishment (e.g. a lot of reception halls, community centers, parks, etc)
  10. Is this to keep the groom from running off???:rofl::rofl:
  11. LilCop2002


    Jul 13, 2005
    Since I am having it at a government owned civic center and we will be serving small amounts of alcohol, I had to have a local LEO there.

    Thanks a bunch! I need you to PM me some time. Got lots of ANG stuff to catch up on.

    I'm doing my military job and I've had the LE itch for a long time, but I never could find a reserve gig that would accept me because of my Active Duty status.

    I can honestly say that she is a keeper. Condolences while ribbing her, but the way that she works (Shooting, ATV Riding, cooking, education, career, and goals) are freaking awesome. I'm a lucky dude.

    BTW, she's freaking Army... BLEH.

    It is hard to stay away. Since I closed my security company in late '07, my gear and skills have just been rotting in the garage. I'm excited to be able to start using them again.

    That, my friend, was funny as hell.
    Last edited: May 26, 2011
  12. spyd3r05


    Jul 25, 2008
    Reverse that and I have flashbacks of Smokey and the Bandit... haha
  13. Point Defiance Park. One of my favorite places out that way, particularly Camp 6, the logging museum. The Lidgerwood Tower Skidder they have on display came from Weyerhaeuser's Vail camp, which my dad ran in later years. Gotta love that one big aquarium too. Plus all the small ones.
  14. BamaTrooper

    BamaTrooper Almost Done

    Sep 12, 2006
    Rocking Chair
    From your avatar, I see you already have the hat. You should have tried our reserves.:tongueout:
  15. kpuscg04

    kpuscg04 ACTA NON VERBA

    Mar 20, 2005
    I'm not the kind of guy to tell give condolences for a wedding. I've been married 7 years and I still think I'm a lucky guy. However....

    That right there would be a deal breaker!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck, hope you like green :).

    Coastie Sends
  16. CJStudent

    CJStudent Fenced In

    Nov 3, 2005
    I guess one of y'all has to wear the pants, then......:whistling:
  17. msu_grad_121

    msu_grad_121 BOOSH

    Sep 16, 2009
    NW Burbs
    GET OUTTA MY HEAD! :rofl: That's something would do, but I'm a total overtime whore, so it's understandable.
  18. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    I started as a reserve as did two of my friends, one who went full time a long time ago and one who went full time and now sold out to the dark side.

    Oh well, can't win them all.

    We don't require cops to work weddings but our guys usually rent out the church in town so we always show up when we are on duty so they get free security. Our buddies who get married out of town, always make sure to invite us (when we are off duty) and give us some type of security duty, which we are happy to perform.
    Last edited: May 27, 2011
  19. LilCop2002


    Jul 13, 2005
    The first shift was completed last night.

    I did 4.5 hours at the junior football league and then 3.5 hours riding patrol with 2 traffic stops,1 prisoner transfer, several miles in the car, and several hundred questions under my belt. That's all fine, but I'm so green to this all that the prisoner asked how long I had been out of academy.

    How did he know I was fresh? Spit polished boots. Oh, Lord!
  20. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    I look back on my own rookie time and realized there is no question about how it was apparent that I was a rookie. The tell is the same with any job. You can tell who the rookies are by how they carry themselves and how comfortable they seem doing their job. You'll be fine. Just keep it up.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2011