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Eric Perkins
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Joined: Apr 05, 2001
Posts: 26
When I call 911, and ask if I could be a police officer, and I don't want their money, but just give me something to do, they tell me that I can only volunteer for charity but not as a law-enforcement officer. Oh no! What may I supposing to do???
Cindy Glass
"The Hood"
Sheriff

Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
You can be a volunteer fireman.
Jason Menard
Sheriff

Joined: Nov 09, 2000
Posts: 6450
Some police departments have a Police Auxillary. They are volunteers who work with the police department. Generally they are used for traffic control, but also depending on the department they may assist with other things such as fingerprinting, or community relations. They do not in my experience carry weapons, nor do they have arrest powers. Your best bet for more specific information is to call your local police department (not 911) and simply ask if they have an auxillary program.
As Cindy suggested, your area may also have volunteer fire departments. Volunteer firefighters/emts usually do the exact same things as paid firefighters, and receive the same training, although of course they generally aren't paid. To locate one of those just open up the phone book (usually in the blue pages under public safety or fire/rescue) and start dialing.
LadyMahler
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 08, 2002
Posts: 63
What number do you phone if you want to join the Tick?
Jason Menard
Sheriff

Joined: Nov 09, 2000
Posts: 6450
Originally posted by Adi du Toit:
What number do you phone if you want to join the Tick?

1-800-11-SPOON
Eric Perkins
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 05, 2001
Posts: 26
May I know what is the Tick?
[ January 15, 2002: Message edited by: Eric Perkins ]
Jim Yingst
Wanderer
Sheriff

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
Unfortunately, it doesn't matter. The Tick got laid off this week. (Maybe Wasabe King can join him at the diner? Sounds like it could be the basis of an episode, actually...)
[ January 15, 2002: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]

"I'm not back." - Bill Harding, Twister
Jason Menard
Sheriff

Joined: Nov 09, 2000
Posts: 6450
The Tick:
LadyMahler
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 08, 2002
Posts: 63
And here is a transcript of one of the episodes:
http://members.tripod.com/TheTick_2/vschair.html
Ryan Helton
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 25, 2001
Posts: 11
You called 911 and asked if you could be a police officer...? You're lucky you didn't get a fine for calling 911 without an emergency.
Don't want to be rude but...get a clue.
 
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