Careers in law enforcement
by TP staff
Mar 29, 2011 | 5431 views | 14 14 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Twin sisters, Lauren and Jacqueline Trejo, got the chance to pat Cid after their demonstration today.  Denise Rizzo/Tracy Press
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Students learning about different careers in law enforcement in Annette Fieldman’s Academy of Business and Law course at the Institute of Global Commerce and Government got a treat today, March 29, with a K-9 demonstration.

During a tour of the Tracy Police Department by School Resource officer Wes Bancroft, students had the opportunity to see K-9 officer Dan Pasquale and his dog, Cid, perform a sample of their work.

Fieldman said the students are learning about different career options with guest speakers that included crime scene investigators, court officials and visits to places such as California Highway Patrol academy and Deuel Vocational Institution.

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againstallodds
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April 04, 2011
A career in law enforcement is commendable only if you work outside of Tracy. If you're a police officer in this city, and do good, brass (and city hall) will still come down on you if they want to make a point. Case in point..........Espinoza.

I have often wondered why those officers not holding rank have not lateraled to other departments. Oh wait, they'd have to work in other departments.
LuckyInTracyNot
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March 30, 2011
Yes, it is too bad that, these lowlife trouble makers think that everything negative in their life from a to z are the cops and judges fault. Is why they are dumb and will always be in trouble. Glad to see the good kids in this picture are positive.
EllieS
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March 30, 2011
This article is about the kids being exposed to many careers. When I was in school, nobody talked to me about my options for careers. I think it is great that the teacher set up this demo and that the PD was willing to do it.

No, being a police officer is not an easy job. You definitely have to deal with a ton of criticism from people who don't understand the law, don't understand the limits of the police, the procedures they follow (what led to mehserle making such a horrible mistake since Bart pd didn't require tasers to be kept on the opposite side of the body from their service weapon) and are haters because they can't admit that they were speeding and it's not the cops fault they got a ticket. But this article isn't about the job the police are doing. The haters comments should be reserved for another article and not this one! Trolls, keep moving.
LuckyInTracyNot
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March 30, 2011
@ Me-tu, look, we may say things you don't like or agree with but, we are working towards a solution to these needless acts of violence which have been caused by some of our mindless, selfish and self centered good for nothing lowlife street gang members and wannabe roll players. Tommybahama is pretty much spot on and, since our blogs I have seen (speeking for me only) more police presents out in the town, which is a good thing. The gangs are laying low for now, someone says they have heat on them but it is just a matter of time before they stink up our town with some of the most ignorant stupid things that they do in their life.

Secondly, I am happy to see these kids in the article are looking towards a career in law enforcement. It is a whole hellovalot more then I can say for the loosers who create problems for us all.
ConcernedNeighbor
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March 30, 2011
So refreshing to see such program show students many areas of law enforcement. From Crime Lab to FBI I wish the students luck.

Good to see many young people wanting to be on the right side of the law.

tommybahama, do you agree?

Great way to reach out and save young minds by introducing them to many fields in law enforcement......

Great article!

CN
tommybahama
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March 30, 2011
@LuckyInTracyNot - Sorry about that, I missed the one you suggested. Thank you for jogging my memory for me.

There is one more that I forgot to mention:

Let the city manager, the finance director and human resources director cut your department to the bone while you run around micro-managing unimportant projects like (insert your choice of projects here).
Txpayer
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March 30, 2011
@ Me-tu,

Is he really full of hot air or just posting his observations? Because I think the chief is an over paid narcissistic politician, living in a very small world

tommybahama
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March 30, 2011
@Me-tu & ice_tea - The nice thing about these blogs is you have the freedom to express your opinion so I won't criticize you for doing so.

I will say that you should step back and take a good look at everything that's going on in Tracy and not just base your comments on what my comments say. The truth is, there's quite a bit of truth in what I've been saying and the only people who are aggravated by my comments are either those who have a vested interest in the chief's success; or those who don't want to see the truth for what it is.

Either way, I encourage you to continue expressing yourselves because I most certainly plan to do so.
LuckyInTracyNot
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March 29, 2011
@ tommybahama you forgot-ted one more, and that is, at the begining of the shift always ask your street cops if they think that you are doing a good job. You will always get a positive yes mahm you are doing a good job.

but hey, I have seen a more highly visible presents of police cars in town, something is getting better. than before.
ice_tea
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March 29, 2011
tommybahama, do you own that clothing store downtown? If so, I used to shop there.
tommybahama
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March 29, 2011
Oops; I forgot a couple more requirments:

Never accept responsibility for your inactions

Not talk to your staff

Manipulate crime statistics so it looks like things are better when they're not.

You know, like a 48% increase in Property Crimes and a 120% increase in Rapes.
tommybahama
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March 29, 2011
Be sure to tell the students that they too can become the police chief in Tracy as the job requirements aren't very high. Here they are:

Be able to say "Yes" to everyone...

Enjoy travel paid for by the city.

Never make any difficult decisions.

Blame everyone else when things don't go well.

And finally, show up every fifteen days to pick up your excessive pay check.
LuckyInTracyNot
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March 29, 2011
Yep, and, while you are at it, besure to reinforce to them that being a police officer is a much better path to take than what much of the kids are now taking, drug dealing, gangbanging, and carjacking which ends up in ruining more than your own familiy but the victums familys also to just name a few. Most folks who live against the law have very little good to say about the police.

Johannes Mehserle I support because he made a bad mistake but, this isn't about that. I much rather read about the coppers reaching the youth before the freakshows known as gangstahtrash do.

You can go with this or, you can go with that.
Txpayer
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March 29, 2011
Good. And while you have them, maybe you can tell them about the long hours, public criticism, internal investigations, missing teeth, bad backs and broken families. Oh, and don't forget Johannes Mehserle.



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