First off, I haven't been on GT in forever it seems. This seemed to be the most logical place to brag. I have intentionally passed this interview up twice now. I finally decided that it was time for me to act. I know that Corporal vaires from agency to agency. In mine - you are an FTO, the supervisor in the absence of your Sergeant and are a general "leader" of your squad. I am on my third and largest agency. I have always been the unofficial FTO of all three of my departments but have never wanted to go for the promotion. All agencies are political, I know. My current one seems to be pretty bad. I don't let them affect me for the most part. The straw that broke the camel's back here is the FTOs. Even though I had 5 years of experience, when I got picked up, I had to go into an abbreviated FTO. The FTO was horrible (absolutely NO officer safety, retired on duty, waaaaay too many 4th amendment violations going on and generally a stupid person alltogether). I passed the first sign up sheet because I felt that I needed more time in the agency before looking for chevrons. I passed it again because I was disgruntled at the time and didn't want to give them the pleasure of having me apply (I was asked alot by people of varying ranks). Finally, I lost my S**t when I saw the HANDS DOWN worst member of our squad get promoted. It was a total example of a stupid, worthless, unknowlegable person training new people. I applied and nailed it. Now I can give my input and try to break the chain of "blinders on, do the minimum" new guys. I've been filling my new shoes for about a week now, am loving it and am hearing good reviews. Wish me luck! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!