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Shaknb8k
06-17-2010, 09:41 PM
I was just wondering if anyone has heard any rumors of Cincinnati PD hiring in the near future. My research indicates that they are not due to the financial instability, but I was just wondering if anyone in the area has heard some rumors.

I talked to a recruiter a few years ago he stated they hired pretty consistently, but then the whole financial melt-down occurred, and everything has been quit.

Caveat Emperor
06-18-2010, 12:47 AM
I work closely with the Cincinnati Police, and I've not heard anything recently about them hiring. In fact, the city of Cincinnati is facing a gigantic budget hole next year, and the word around the force is that they're expecting officers to be laid off.

I'll PM you if I hear anything differently, though.

GIDP
06-18-2010, 12:52 AM
I dont have any information but just a tip saying "I'm just doing my job" is a very annoying thing to say to someone you are writing a ticket. So if you ever join the force please just remember that. Nothing more annoying than hearing someone who applied, went through training, and what ever else they had to do use it as an excuse. :O

:)

Scrap Irony
06-18-2010, 01:00 AM
What would you rather the guy say, Dude?

"I enjoy schadenfreude, so, here. This'll hurt you a lot worse than me!"
or
"Here, dumba$$. This is for driving too fast when I was right beside you. Moron."
or maybe
"y'know, I'd let you go, but Captain Farney insists I fill my quota first."
or even
"Take THAT!" (Obviously, he'd be doing some sort of touchdown celebration while handing off the ticket. He may also add an improvised Boo-Yah, but only if he has a passing resemblance to Stuart Scott, glasses, the first name Stuart or Scott, or has been interviewed for VH-1's I Love the 90's.)

Would those be any better?

GIDP
06-18-2010, 01:05 AM
Im not replying to your insults, but I will make a note of them.

Have a nice day sir.

Razor Shines
06-18-2010, 01:43 AM
I dont have any information but just a tip saying "I'm just doing my job" is a very annoying thing to say to someone you are writing a ticket. So if you ever join the force please just remember that. Nothing more annoying than hearing someone who applied, went through training, and what ever else they had to do use it as an excuse. :O

:)

Excuse? They need an excuse other than you breaking the law to write you a ticket? Seems like more a statement of fact than an excuse.

Maybe they just say that because it's annoying to hear people whine about getting a ticket.

Kingspoint
06-18-2010, 04:50 AM
I dont have any information but just a tip saying "I'm just doing my job" is a very annoying thing to say to someone you are writing a ticket.


And, don't be the guy who gets pulled over who says, "I pay your taxes". :D

HoosierRedsFan
06-18-2010, 09:04 AM
I dont have any information but just a tip saying "I'm just doing my job" is a very annoying thing to say to someone you are writing a ticket. So if you ever join the force please just remember that. Nothing more annoying than hearing someone who applied, went through training, and what ever else they had to do use it as an excuse. :O

:)

Actually I think seeing a cop exceeding the speed limit without lights/siren on and/or driving with wife/kids while off duty is more annoying. Seems to be a daily occurrence on I-465.

reds1869
06-18-2010, 01:12 PM
Excuse? They need an excuse other than you breaking the law to write you a ticket? Seems like more a statement of fact than an excuse.

Maybe they just say that because it's annoying to hear people whine about getting a ticket.

I was pulled over for an illegal left hand turn (I did it, it was blatant and I knew it) by a Hamilton County Sheriff. I kept my mouth shut and he let me off with a warning rather than a $200 ticket. Sometimes knowing when to play the penitent is necessary. Way too many folks whine and make excuses.

GIDP
06-18-2010, 01:16 PM
I was pulled over for an illegal left hand turn (I did it, it was blatant and I knew it) by a Hamilton County Sheriff. I kept my mouth shut and he let me off with a warning rather than a $200 ticket. Sometimes knowing when to play the penitent is necessary. Way too many folks whine and make excuses.

Comments that assume that cops only say things when someone "whines" are pretty funny.

reds1869
06-18-2010, 01:24 PM
Comments that assume that cops only say things when someone "whines" are pretty funny.

I'm not assuming that. But even if the cop says something, it is a good idea to keep your mouth shut. I'm not saying it is right, I'm saying it is prudent.

GIDP
06-18-2010, 01:30 PM
I'm not assuming that. But even if the cop says something, it is a good idea to keep your mouth shut. I'm not saying it is right, I'm saying it is prudent.

I didnt say I replied. I was just telling the guy that saying that to anyone, even if they are whining, is stupid. You dont use a job you applied for, and did the training for to sound remorseful or use it as an excuse. I've had a cop say it to me, and it just makes me want to say "I didn't realize we force people to become cops now."

"I'm just doing my job" implies that they are forced to write tickets and were forced to be cops. Really just rubs me the wrong way.

Write the ticket and say "BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE" if you want. Its way less insulting that playing the coward like that comment suggest you are. Of course this is all my opinion so what ever :).

reds1869
06-18-2010, 01:52 PM
Write the ticket and say "BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE" if you want. Its way less insulting that playing the coward like that comment suggest you are. Of course this is all my opinion so what ever :).

You know, I thought this forum had rules about personal attacks. But I suppose I could be wrong. And, no, a smily doesn't change the nature of your insult.

GIDP
06-18-2010, 01:53 PM
You know, I thought this forum had rules about personal attacks. But I suppose I could be wrong. And, no, a smily doesn't change the nature of your insult.

That comment isnt targeted at you at all. Its talking about the nameless cop saying it. Quite frankly pretty surprising that you even read it that way.

reds1869
06-18-2010, 01:55 PM
That comment isnt targeted at you at all. Its talking about the cop saying it. Quite frankly pretty surprising that you even read it that way.

How else should I read your comment?

"Its way less insulting that playing the coward like that comment suggest you are."

You are? If not me, who was it directed at pray tell?

GIDP
06-18-2010, 01:58 PM
How else should I read your comment?

"Its way less insulting that playing the coward like that comment suggest you are."

You are? If not me, who was it directed at pray tell?

That whole line is directed towards an imaginary cop. Saying if you are a cop id much rather see you say "BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE" than playing a coward that you are playing by using the "im just doing my job" comment.

NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING suggest I was talking about you personally other than the fact that I used the word "you" which in context doesnt even slightly hold a suggestion that it was directed at you.

reds1869
06-18-2010, 02:02 PM
That whole line is directed towards an imaginary cop. Saying if you are a cop id much rather see you say "BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE" than playing a coward that you are playing by using the "im just doing my job" comment.

NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING suggest I was talking about you personally other than the fact that I used the word "you" which in context doesnt even slightly hold a suggestion that it was directed at you.

If that is the case, fine. I think you are backpedaling but what you are saying could be the case so I'll go with it.

On that note, I don't think the cop is being cowardly at all. He is simply stating a fact.

GIDP
06-18-2010, 02:03 PM
It is the case. Try reading it as the case and the confusion will be null and void. Sorry if some how I made the mistake.

reds1869
06-18-2010, 02:07 PM
It is the case. Try reading it as the case and the confusion will be null and void. Sorry if some how I made the mistake.

I am fine with your comment and am simply going to drop it.

redsmetz
06-18-2010, 02:29 PM
For the OP, I agree with others. It's doubtful they're doing hiring at this point because of the present budget difficulties. Nonetheless, perhaps this link from the city itself may be helpful (maybe you've already seen it).

http://www.ci.cincinnati.oh.us/police/pages/-11520-/

Ltlabner
06-21-2010, 10:59 AM
I know a number of officers on a number of forces.

With the looming budget disasters on the Federal, State and Local horizons breaking into a carer in law enforcement is not likely to happen baring some wacky set of circumstances.

Most departments are looking to scale down which only adds more experienced officers to the job pool. So if you haven't already attended the acedemy/hold a OPADA certificate the chances of getting on a force when there's a huge pool of already trained/experienced officers is minimal.