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bubbaz
06-17-2008, 05:13 PM
Does anyone know the GA Dept of Corrections policy on uniforms? Is it permissable for them to wear the uniform in photographs while campaigning for public office?

robinbregan
06-17-2008, 07:46 PM
I would think that if you were running for public office, and it is unrelated to corrections or law enforcement, wearing the uniform would be a disadvantage.

If it is related to corrections or law enforcement then they most likely would have a policy against it, or at least strongly frown against it.

Whatever the situation is, I think it would be less than tactful, IMO.

Mulligan_atl
06-17-2008, 08:54 PM
Now updating the ol driver license photo is a diff story :D:D

bubbaz
06-17-2008, 11:02 PM
Well, I am not running for office. I work at a small agency. We currently have several people running for sheriff to include two emt's, two active deputies, and one corrections officer. It's been fairlly civil so far but the c/o keeps sending us messages like, everytime a deputy transports an inmate to state prison, another c/o will tell them "Hey he told me to tell you your next sheriff is watching you". The guy was a used car salesman before he got a job with DOC a few years ago. He has no other LE experience. Well he places these campaign ads in the local paper in his DOC uniform, saying he is POST certified law enforcement officer and how he will use common sense law enforcement by giving people a good "talking too" instead of arresting them. He's a complete joke. We've gotten pretty tired of him. If he wants to run for sheriff that's fine, but don't mislead people into thinking you are more qualified than you are.

FutureGSP
06-18-2008, 12:46 PM
In our department, if you're running for any kind of polictical office, be it Sheriff or Congress or whatever, you can't wear the uniform. If you're running for Sheriff, you have to take a leave of absence from the department until the election is over or until you drop out of the race.

Narco
06-18-2008, 07:17 PM
i would not do it at all. we are not allowed to attend political meetings in uniform. as a LEO you are supposed to be neutral and unbiased. it's a bad idea.

BigTrooper
06-18-2008, 08:20 PM
I concur with Narco. We always had a policy against even verbally backing or bashing any political candidate.

Deputy Reed
06-18-2008, 08:58 PM
I concur with Narco. We always had a policy against even verbally backing or bashing any political candidate.



yeah thats how our agency is too

GADOC07
06-20-2008, 11:04 AM
Well, I am not running for office. I work at a small agency. We currently have several people running for sheriff to include two emt's, two active deputies, and one corrections officer. It's been fairlly civil so far but the c/o keeps sending us messages like, everytime a deputy transports an inmate to state prison, another c/o will tell them "Hey he told me to tell you your next sheriff is watching you". The guy was a used car salesman before he got a job with DOC a few years ago. He has no other LE experience. Well he places these campaign ads in the local paper in his DOC uniform, saying he is POST certified law enforcement officer and how he will use common sense law enforcement by giving people a good "talking too" instead of arresting them. He's a complete joke. We've gotten pretty tired of him. If he wants to run for sheriff that's fine, but don't mislead people into thinking you are more qualified than you are.


Leave it to a GDC Officer to run a campaign for Sheriff on the platform of "Hey, I'll be softer on crime than the sitting Sheriff!"

As much as I hate to say it, its a small minority of C/O's like this idiot who make the rest of the Law Enforcement community mock DOC Officers/agencies.

11b101abn
06-20-2008, 12:07 PM
Well, I am not running for office. I work at a small agency. We currently have several people running for sheriff to include two emt's, two active deputies, and one corrections officer. It's been fairlly civil so far but the c/o keeps sending us messages like, everytime a deputy transports an inmate to state prison, another c/o will tell them "Hey he told me to tell you your next sheriff is watching you". The guy was a used car salesman before he got a job with DOC a few years ago. He has no other LE experience. Well he places these campaign ads in the local paper in his DOC uniform, saying he is POST certified law enforcement officer and how he will use common sense law enforcement by giving people a good "talking too" instead of arresting them. He's a complete joke. We've gotten pretty tired of him. If he wants to run for sheriff that's fine, but don't mislead people into thinking you are more qualified than you are.


That guy sounds like a ******.

GADOC07
06-20-2008, 12:58 PM
One other question, is he in a short sleeve shirt without a tie, or in a long sleeve shirt with a tie?

bubbaz
06-22-2008, 04:16 PM
In the first two or three newspaper ads, he was in a short sleeve without a tie; the rest in a black Polo with the DOC emblem.

It's just the point of him stating in his ad that he is POST certified and being in the uniform with his badge displayed. He is a POST certified CO and the general public doesn't know there is a difference. It's two totally different jobs. I AM NOT trying to start any sort of argument and I AM NOT trying to say anyone's job is any more important than the other. But I got my BS degree in CJ, went through basic mandate, spent 4 years in the military police, been on the job for coming on 15 years; I've done my time to be able to say that I am a COP. It just rubs me the wrong way.

GADOC07
06-22-2008, 05:18 PM
In the first two or three newspaper ads, he was in a short sleeve without a tie; the rest in a black Polo with the DOC emblem.

It's just the point of him stating in his ad that he is POST certified and being in the uniform with his badge displayed. He is a POST certified CO and the general public doesn't know there is a difference. It's two totally different jobs. I AM NOT trying to start any sort of argument and I AM NOT trying to say anyone's job is any more important than the other. But I got my BS degree in CJ, went through basic mandate, spent 4 years in the military police, been on the job for coming on 15 years; I've done my time to be able to say that I am a COP. It just rubs me the wrong way.

The black Polo with the DOC emblem is something he had made up, no one wears them. I understand what you're saying about their being a difference in jobs, and I agree. I'm not equipped to work the street, just as a street cop is not equipped to handle a prison.

All Sheriffs should have a good deal of experience, that being said I wouldn't want a Sheriff who's only qualifications was the minimum qualifications, whether those minimum qualifications be BCOT or Basic Mandate.

gdcjailcop
06-22-2008, 07:35 PM
There are jerks in all Law Enforcement Jobs: Post Certified as BUZZAZ says(REAL COP) who MAKE TRAFFIC STOPS ON good looking females and request sex instead of giving them a ticket or run their tags just so you can ID them, and if they are sweet talking and good looking you don't even give them a ticket or arrest them. There are Correctional Officers who have sex with inmates in Federal, State, and County Jails. But the majority of the Law Enforcement Officers are Great Officers. It doesn't matter is you have a BS in CJ or if you have been in the military. I have seen REAL IDIOTS that have come out of the MILITARY. Not to mention the FOOLS with a College Degree.
It really burns my ASXXXXX when I read REAL COPS putting down CO's.
It take a special breed of MAN AND WOMAN to supervise up to 100 CONVICTS when all you have is your hands and a radio and your back up is 3 minutes away, no GLOCK,no ASP, no pepper spray, no taser. We work with the worst all 8 hrs and 15 min. of our shift. How many bad guys do you REAL COPS deal with in you shift? There is no setting in the Waffle House, Directing traffic around a blown down tree, No DoNut Shops or Escorting Funerals. All 8 hrs and 15 minutes working with the WORST. How many times a day do you REAL POST CERTIFIED COPS have a use of Force????
I wish some of you MACHO "REAL POST CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS" WOULD TAKE A RIDE ALONG WITH A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER SOMESTIMES AND MAYBE YOU WOULD THINK TWICE WHEN YOU PUT CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS DOWN AND EXCLUDE HIM AS A FELLOW LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. Hi, do you REAL COPS KNOW Correctional Officers get killed in the line of Duty Also!!!!!!!

Narco
06-22-2008, 07:50 PM
no one put you down, the truth is they are 2 different lines of work. ride a long? did you mean walk a long? get bent. people get too defensive. my hat is always tipped to COs. i would never want to work in a jail.

robinbregan
06-22-2008, 07:57 PM
There are jerks in all Law Enforcement Jobs: Post Certified as BUZZAZ says(REAL COP) who MAKE TRAFFIC STOPS ON good looking females and request sex instead of giving them a ticket or run their tags just so you can ID them, and if they are sweet talking and good looking you don't even give them a ticket or arrest them. There are Correctional Officers who have sex with inmates in Federal, State, and County Jails. But the majority of the Law Enforcement Officers are Great Officers. It doesn't matter is you have a BS in CJ or if you have been in the military. I have seen REAL IDIOTS that have come out of the MILITARY. Not to mention the FOOLS with a College Degree.
It really burns my ASXXXXX when I read REAL COPS putting down CO's.
It take a special breed of MAN AND WOMAN to supervise up to 100 CONVICTS when all you have is your hands and a radio and your back up is 3 minutes away, no GLOCK,no ASP, no pepper spray, no taser. We work with the worst all 8 hrs and 15 min. of our shift. How many bad guys do you REAL COPS deal with in you shift? There is no setting in the Waffle House, Directing traffic around a blown down tree, No DoNut Shops or Escorting Funerals. All 8 hrs and 15 minutes working with the WORST. How many times a day do you REAL POST CERTIFIED COPS have a use of Force????
I wish some of you MACHO "REAL POST CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS" WOULD TAKE A RIDE ALONG WITH A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER SOMESTIMES AND MAYBE YOU WOULD THINK TWICE WHEN YOU PUT CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS DOWN AND EXCLUDE HIM AS A FELLOW LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. Hi, do you REAL COPS KNOW Correctional Officers get killed in the line of Duty Also!!!!!!!

I don't think anyone was really saying anything that was offensive or intending to be offensive. That is, until you posted.

I have nothing negative to say about CO's, their job is different and necessary, so is ours. Try not to sound like a jerk off for no reason. Why don't you settle down and re-read the posts above yours and respond with something a little less crazy sounding.

By the way, all the decent CO's are all thinking your an a-hole right now for making them look bad.

GADOC07
06-22-2008, 10:19 PM
By the way, all the decent CO's are all thinking your an a-hole right now for making them look bad.

I agree. BTW, what kind of SN is GDCJailCop anyway?

I've yet to meet a Georgia Department of Corrections Correctional Officer who worked in a jail.

Edit: I don't really get bothered by comments such as this, they don't make me look bad, I see no reason for them to. As he correctly stated, there are jerks and idiots in all facets of LE, I'm no more bothered by this than any of you should be by some officer making ignorant comments who happens to be from your department.

robinbregan
06-23-2008, 01:41 AM
Edit: I don't really get bothered by comments such as this, they don't make me look bad, I see no reason for them to. As he correctly stated, there are jerks and idiots in all facets of LE, I'm no more bothered by this than any of you should be by some officer making ignorant comments who happens to be from your department.


I guess your right. I've realized too that stupid people are everywhere, but a large majority of them have found the internet. Someone shouldn't have shown this guy how to type, even as poorly as he does.

Deputy Reed
06-23-2008, 03:15 AM
i large majority have found there way into cobb county jail..all 2300 of them & i get to see them for 12 hours a day wooo..oh well somebody has to do it right? bottem line we all deal with the shortcomings of our society on a daily basis..you CO's dont atleast get spray? i got my saber red on my side at all times in the pods.

bubbaz
06-23-2008, 10:32 AM
Look dude, I said that I was not slamming CO’s. My initial question was about one person in your career field. If I did say anything to make you feel like I was slamming CO’s in general, I apologize. I don’t want your job. I have spent enough time within jails and prisons to know it ain’t for me. It’s a comparison between apples and oranges.

I did not intend this to be the start of a ****ing contest between LE’s and CO’s. When one person from within one career field starts to make this comparison it just goes down hill……

In case I haven't said it, I have nuttin but respect for ya'll. CYA.

Macquaid
06-23-2008, 06:30 PM
The black Polo with the DOC emblem is something he had made up, no one wears them.

Actually Probation wears them, its part of Duty attire when out in the field, I have one on right now as a matter of fact, I've also seen, Tact Squad Polos with special operations under them worn by those CO's who were on the Tact Squad. He might of gotten it from someone but I know not part of the actual CO uniform.