posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 01:38 PM
Although "LA officer" is accurate, he wasn't LAPD.. he belonged to Los Angeles Unified School District Police.
NOBODY I ever met who dreams of being a police officer hopes to one day be a School, General Services, Park Police or airport cop.. LA Unified, like
Airport et al police, are infamous for hiring city/county rejects. Along with a high turn over.
LAPD has become a low rung dept as well these days actually, but not "shower-shoe" low like school PD.. LAPD requires a military like 5 year
contract now because very few officers would stay past 2 years.
Sometimes young guys looking to get a "foot in the door" accept airport/school police jobs.. once off probation (in Ca) 830.1PC (definition of peace
officer) attain AB301 rights and a POST certificate which allows them to "lateral" to another dept. When we had job fairs literally dozens of
school / air port cops would apply.
It doesn't surprise me in the least he made the whole thing up, if hiring standards were rolled back 20 years most of them wouldn't be wearing a