Transit Police

Discussion in 'Just Shootin' The Breeze' started by Geronimo425, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Geronimo425

    Geronimo425 New Member

    If anyone here has worked for/is working for the Transit PD and could answer a few questions for me then please PM me. I'm interested in working for them and have received a letter. Looking for any tips pertaining to the job, and how your experience was/is like with them.

  2. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    if you are even remotely interested in law enforcement, you'd be a damn fool NOT to. Not only do you get lots of real experience in a very diverse area (loads of cities and towns, though mostly Boston metro area), but you're working for one hell of a PD. The pay needs work, the working conditions probably do as well, but if you don't like it, YOU CAN TRANSFER!
    Nothing more needs to be said. Pass it up, You're an idiot. Nothing personal.
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  3. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    If you don't have any other solid prospects, take the job ( believe it's group 4 ) get the retirement clock going then check out your options down the road.

    Unless you're ready to jump ship for another PD. Then can see why you wanna get a good idea what's going on with the "T".

    Hope someone here can help

    Good Luck !
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  4. Bloodhound

    Bloodhound MassCops Member

    Negative, they have their own pension system. But yes, take the job!
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  5. MiamiVice

    MiamiVice MassCops Member

    Different pension, endless forced overtime.

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  6. j809

    j809 Subscribing Member

    First 5 years be prepared to be ordered in everyday

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  7. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    See that ?
    A treasure trove of information .
    I love Masscops ! :cool:
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  8. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    Every job has it's shit and it's BULL shit, I've heard plenty of negatives about the T. I'd have taken that job had it been offered. I love trains, seriously, and the thought of covering such a large area would also be kind of cool. I USED to love my job and just might have grown to hate that one too, but at least it would be a different chief.

    Oh, did I actually type that?
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  9. Geronimo425

    Geronimo425 New Member

    Does anyone know their starting salary? I asked but they didn't give me a straight answer...
  10. Geronimo425

    Geronimo425 New Member

    I'm thinking that if I take the job I could possibly lateral over to Boston PD after gaining residency. Looking for more information pertaining to this
  11. JD02124

    JD02124 Supporting Member

    You cant lateral over to Boston. You would have to go through the whole new hire process and a full academy.
  12. Bloodhound

    Bloodhound MassCops Member

    But you could lateral to plenty of other departments, if you wished.
  13. MiamiVice

    MiamiVice MassCops Member

    Transit doesn't always allow people to leave. Many have left, but there's many who have been told no

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  14. woodyd

    woodyd MassCops Member

    Doesn't that only apply for lateral transfers? I.e. your current Chief needs to sign off on a lateral move, but if you get hired for another job off the regular CS list (establish residency and take the test again and score high enough to get a card), your current job can't prevent you from leaving?
  15. Bloodhound

    Bloodhound MassCops Member

    Correct. I know someone that left for MSP and got injured well into the academy, and had to leave. Transit wouldn't take him back. Luckily he graduated the next RTT.
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