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Remle riflepg irish assassin 286 posts

Go see Dr. Smith at Arizona bone and joint clinic in Phoenix. Fixed my shoulder years ago.

 
Male user AZ-CO 1 post

Hello all. I also wanted to introduce my self. I am new to correction (waiting for Acadamey start date). I have read this whole tread aswell as others. Wanted to thank evryone for all the great info. I have a couple real close friends who are in corrections, so i have gotten alot of advise from them, but the more people that i hear stuff from the better. To Bredgeport the cadet that was so far out of shape never would have made it to academy in AZ state system. And i would have been terrified if I saw the thing she did on the range.

As soon as i hear from the department that i have cleared medicaly I should be in Acadamey within a week or two. I talked to the Doctors office on Friday and the receptionest said i had cleared but the Doctor him self still had to give the final signiture. I did my pre-employment physical over two months ago, and have been kinda getting the run around from the doctors office because of a recent minor rotator cuff injury ( keep getting sent to other doctors and specialist to have it checked, and to get letters then sent back to have training release forms signed).

 
Male user commander 277 posts

Glad to hear everything is going good for you. Don’t let your guard down for anyone. Take care.

 
Getty rf photo of cat and praying mantis Campi 227 posts

Glad to see you’re doing well. The prisoners are the easy part they have a system in place to deal with the ones that cause trouble. The staff not so much it just takes time and letting the staff members hanging themselves to get them taken care of.

 
Dream car BridgeportCO 63 posts

Hey everyone, sorry I disappeared for awhile, I’ve been on night’s, which I needed and I love, and so far everything is fantastic. Had to write some disciplinaries to let them know I wasn’t going to put up with their crap and other than just normal female drama (usually dealing with girlfriends and such) it’s a great place and turns out the staff irritates me more than the inmates! Just wanted to check in, I hope everyone is doing great and please stay safe!

 
Correction officer jamestown0509 313 posts

Right Commander. Worse yet was to get a terse written memo that just said “see me.”

 
Male user commander 277 posts

Never had a problem fielding phone calls. The only problem I had was when someone would call and want to speak with the Captain. I would then ask what I could do for them. If they said, I want to speak with the Captain, I would advise them to learn the Chain of Command and politely hang up on them. Never understood why the Captain was so popular. When I was a young Officer, that was the last guy you wanted to talk to. It usually meant you were in deep doo doo.

 
Correction officer jamestown0509 313 posts

Commander I was a coach for girls baseball one year then I umpired all one summer for boys baseball. I will never umpire again, nothing like having parents and coaches call you every name in the book. With the Captain or Warden it’s probably not good to call them unless your unit is on fire. Stay safe.

 
Remle riflepg irish assassin 286 posts

I never liked to call into the captains office unless I felt like it wasn’t avoidable or I really didn’t know what to do. Sometimes decisions were easy as flipping a switch, others might require a lil more effort. All in all I think “most” of us did a decent job of running things ourselfs without much problems.

 
Male user commander 277 posts

All joiking aside Irish, even when they caused me paperwork, I still loved yall. Rather you make a decision and stand by it then be indecisive and have a critical incident kick off.

 
Male user commander 277 posts

All joiking aside Irish, even when they caused me paperwork, I still loved yall. Rather you make a decision and stand by it then be indecisive and have a critical incident kick off.

 
Remle riflepg irish assassin 286 posts

Even when our decisions caused you extra paperwork? Did you still love us then? LOL

 
Male user commander 277 posts

I coached for many years and then one day I quit. Then I saw the games through the parents eyes. It was a totally different experience for me. You will learn what you limits are. Just pay heed to your heart and that little voice inside your head. When it is time to step away from something, do it. Hard lesson to learn.

 
Dream car BridgeportCO 63 posts

I definately let my actions speak, but I’m also a ‘compulsive voluteer’ and always have been (I’m on the board of two different youth associations plus have been a coach for 4 years) but I’m working on scaling back on the volunteer stuff to finally focus on a career and spending more time with my kids rather than the associations the do sports through.

 
Male user commander 277 posts

Good for you. Remember to always thank that person when they put trust or leadership responsiblities in your hands and never, never let them down. Don’t volunteer to take charge, let your actions speak for you. Make decisions, right wrong or indifferent, I always loved it when an Officer made a decision. Showed me initative. Like that. Keep up the good work Bridgeport.

 
Dream car BridgeportCO 63 posts

Yeah, today one of the training managers at the facility we are training at this week (our training manager is out of town) pulled me outside and asked my permission to keep our group an extra hour and a half. It may seem small, but it made me feel good that she saw me as the leader of our group and didn’t even ask anyone else if they would mind staying, and of course I said yes maam we will be happy to stay.

 
Male user commander 277 posts

That is a good thing Bridgeport. Like Irish said, when you are new, you don’t want everyone to know your name. As a Supervisor, I had about 8 or 9 Officers on 2nd and on 3rd shift that I could depend on totally. WHen I needed something done and done right, I would pull them off their post and have them take care of whatever I needed done right. That is a compliment to how much I trusted them and how much I respected them. THey sometimes felt like they were being picked on and often I would tell them why I chose them. Sometimes I had good intel on a certain Gang that was getting ready to jump someone and I needed more intel. I had a few Officers that I would send on the mission and they never let me down. When I was a young Officer a certain Captain used and abused me (or so I thought) after he retired, he explained why he always picked on me. That was after I made Lieutenant. He was a big part of the reason why I got promoted. Irish can tell you about the cliques. I didn’t belong to any. Had it not been for the Captain and a certain Deputy Warden of Operations (who loved the guys in the gang unit), I would have never been promoted. THose two guys knew I could do the job and also knew I didn’t hang with the right people and probably never would. SO keep doing your job and keep being alert, someone will notice you and will keep you in mind when they need something done.

 
Dream car BridgeportCO 63 posts

Haha, yeah, I got a laugh the other day when I went to go check out a van and the guy radioed a Captain to ask permission for me to go in and she said, ‘Who is Winchester?’ which I’ve found funny because I’ve had multiple coversations with her. Guess it just shows how many officers come and go.

 
Remle riflepg irish assassin 286 posts

Always made me feel like I was doing a decent job when half my supervisors didn’t know my name till I was off probation. Got a good laugh everytime one walked in my block and looked around. “It’s clean and the inmates are quiet enough, you run a good block. Now, who are you?”

 
Getty rf photo of cat and praying mantis Campi 227 posts

From the sounds of it you won’t have a problem staying out of the lime light in your hiring group. The big thing to remember is that policy is your friend. You don’t have to quote it (thought it helps if you can) but knowing it and fallowing it keeps you covered. Also keep in mind your supervisors can’t always be relied on your new they have a career to worry about I myself have been lied on and thrown under the bus especially early in my carrier by them. Make sure you know policy because at the end of the day even if you fallowed what your boss says they might have the audacity to forget they ordered you to do something that you should not have and then try to fire you to save their ass.

 
Correction officer jamestown0509 313 posts

DT that’s good advice. Especially for a new CO keep a a low profile, do your job, stay safe. Supervisors if they are good will recognize a CO who is dependable and a good employee.

 
Isr DT Instructor 108 posts

Yes it is political and will always be. Supervisors know who they can depend on and assign certain tasks to and appreciate the things you’ll be doing for them. You’ve got the right attitude.

 
Dream car BridgeportCO 63 posts

Haha, thanks everyone, it’s good to know I’m doing good so far. Definately not worried about being popular, I’ve learned that doing the right thing is the toughest road but in the end I can look at myself and know I did what was needed. I know politics are a big part of this career choice and I like to think I’m good at being assertive without ruffling feathers too much. Respect is my main goal and the only way to do that is for everyone to know that I’m not going to sacrifice ANYONE’S safety just to save face. I might be overstepping my bounds since I’ve only been there three weeks, I’ll make sure to do plenty of observing before I keep opening my mouth :)

 
Male user commander 277 posts

Not to optimistic Bridgeport. Sounds like you got your head screwed on right. Standing for the right thing, having honor and integrity, will not make you popular. But, it will make you a great person. I always told my officers that to be a good leader, you have to be a great follower. I have seen a few suck ups get promoted and it took them years to learn how to supervise. No one respects you and don’t care to let you take a fall. When you are respected, that doesn’t mean you will be liked. But, I would rather gain respect for how I carry myself and my strict adherence to my beliefs than to be popular. Keep your head up and keep plugging away. You know what they say about Kharma???? Right…

 
Riot helmet Mick 307 posts

LOL That brings back memories. When I was in training we were told Eyes And Ears Open, Mouth Shut. Because we had a 2 year probation period it was a case when Management had occasion to say something to you they would have to ask “Who are you again” LOL

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