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This is a discussion on New Job within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Just here to toot my own horn abit. Tomorrow i start my new job with a local PD here in NH. I will be starting ...

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    Just here to toot my own horn abit. Tomorrow i start my new job with a local PD here in NH. I will be starting as a dispatcher with room to move to patrol. This is a big foot in the door and what I've been dreaming of doing since i was a little boy. Any advice from the LEO's here? Thanks for looking and wish me luck.

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    Thumbs up Congrats on the New Job...

    In the 'world of work' your best, and be yourself.

    Get there early, and don't leave 'on the button' willing to do extra, without being paid for it!

    Stay out of the 'negativity break-room...

    Enjoy what you do...the grass only LOOKS greener!
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    Glad the opportunity has presented and for sure, wish you loadsa luck
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    Grats on the new job.

    Enjoy what you do...the grass only LOOKS greener!
    AMAN !

    Now that your in if you like it stick with it. I quit to go into the private sector and start my own biz. Been kicking myself for a while now and thinking seriously about going back and begging the sheriff for my old job back even if I have to start in the jail again.
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    Congratulations and best of luck.
    "Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual change; but this change is not [an improvement]. For everything that is given, something is taken."
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    One other thing. Listen to those with experience. For the first month or two just listen and talk when spoken to or have a question. Realistically pay attention to supervisors and those who have "been there". Some folks say dispatching is easy and safe. Don't believe it. Dispatchers have an extremely important job. They are the lifeline for the public in distress and for the police officer in the field. When everyone else has lost their heads dispatchers have to keep theirs. As far as safe goes, back in the 1970's my local police dispatch was the information window at the police station (long before the 911 dispatch center). One night prior to 1976 someone came in and fired a shot at the dispatchers. Thankfully they had bullet resistant glass that held. Be careful and stay safe.

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    Congrats and hope the path stays clear on your way to the desired position.
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    Good luck, Just finished up 25 very satisfying years.
    See if your Dept. has a auxiliary program and if it does, and don't
    conflict with dispatch, join it and get a first hand look at what
    happens on the job.
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