In light of recent events and general Reddit hostility towards the LAPD/police in general, I figured an AMA would be good for the curious and good for me to see other perspectives. I've been on patrol for a little over 5 years, ask me anything!

Thanks for the questions and information everyone. I certainly learned some shit from this. Thank you all very much for the opportunity. I have to go put my son to bed. GOODNIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edit: Proof

Edit: Proof #2

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thegrassontheothersi0 karma

Is it more difficult to start working in law enforcement without a military background? It seems to me that the majority of the officers I have met are veterans and I just wanted to know If being a veteran had any advantages in pursuing a career in law enforcement (aside from combat training experience).

Edit: Also, although I'm unaware of the circumstances that lead to this incident, there was something of a scandal recently in my home state of CT surrounding police brutality. What is your professional opinion of the conduct of the officers in this video?

MrPeaceOfficer5 karma

Military experience helps but a college degree also helps in different ways. Do both if you can.