View Full Version : police disabilty retiree

06-24-2007, 05:12 AM
I'm retired from a non/Florida police agency. I want to come to your agency. Any insight would be appreciated.

06-24-2007, 11:03 AM

How many times do you have to be told? You have your medical retirement, take it and go. There must have been a good medical reason that prevented you from doing the job? Please tell us where you came from so I can call your old dept up and tell them that there is nothing wrong with you. You are the reason that we pay such high insurance rates.

06-24-2007, 02:07 PM
NO, I won't go away. No, I can't go away. I have to wonder why people are so quick to judge. Also, my staus has nothing to do with insurance rates.

Some men ask why, I ask why not. :D :) :( :o :shock: :? 8) :lol: :x :P :oops: :cry: :evil: :twisted: :roll: :wink: :!: :?: :idea: :arrow:
_John F . Kennedy

06-24-2007, 08:57 PM
The reason why we in Florida are so quick to judge everyone, especially those from the Northeast, is because we are sick and tired of YOU telling us how to live our lives here in Florida. Everything must be just as you had it in New York or Jersey, or Boston or any concrete jungle you crawled out from.

If you want the town that you left, then GO BACK and leave us alone!! We can and will take suggestions from just about everyone, but when you go out on disability or medical reasons, and then want a job from us or want to leech off the system again here in Florida...... forget it!

We have enough problems being forced into learning to speak spanish,creole,french and every other language just to survive and then have to pay some god awful taxes to support you.... forget it!

Take your disabilty check and go buy a fancy car or a blow it at the casinos in Vegas. But above all, GO AWAY!

P.S. How do you think we would be welcomed in New York if we took our Florida attitudes there? Not welcomed at all.

06-24-2007, 11:26 PM
It's an example of bad and good. If Florida had good unions, you would'nt be going through the bs PBA stuff you are going through now. On the other hand a guy with a hurt trigger finger can retire on a full pension and move to a state like Florida and start a whole new career. It's sad that a medium can never be reached.

06-25-2007, 01:27 PM
Hey Mr up north. Can you spell "integrity"??

If you cant do the job up there, why can you down here? Oh, maybe because we have less crime or wimpier crooks here? NOT. What we dont have here is 20 cops showing up to back your disabled rear end when you need it.

Count your luck and take your disbility to Bush Gardens. Get a job that doesnt requir you to do what you CLAIMED you couldnt do before.

What you really plan is to retire on disability AGAIN wasting our tax dollars or spend 10 years on our job doing nothing! We can do without EITHER!!! I can prove it by your answer to this. DID YOU ALSO APPLY TO TPD AND HCSO???? Bet not!

06-25-2007, 02:26 PM
I want to start over again. On this forum, I call upon members of the
University Police to answer the questions. If I apply for the job and the answer is no, then so be it. I don't see how the mere inquiry is so offensive. Again, I ask the college officers to provide information.

06-25-2007, 04:17 PM

Gee, then why don't you stop by and fill out an application. Your postings here and on other Departments Boards will bring quite a few laughs at your interview.

All of our small Department (all of whom read these pages) I'm sure will be proud to meet you.

I for one would love to swap war stories with such a seasoned fellow Northern Vet. I'll have to adjust my shift of course since you posted that you can only work limited hours because of your "disability"

Then you can enlighten me on how you deserve a Disability Pension and can work another Police Job when some of my former fellow co-workers are still coughing up crap from 9/11 and are still working can't get one.

Take your Tax Free Pension fade away into the sunset and enjoy life.

06-25-2007, 05:22 PM
We want to start over again too!

Go to CALIFORNIA! They ought to love you there! Anything goes!

06-25-2007, 10:23 PM
1. I have 15 years police service.
2. I'm asking the people whom work at the college for help with this question.
3 Do people working at the college have a medical retirement from a non-Florida police agency, YES OR NO.
Again, why are people so defensive. Does it cost you anything to answer the question.
4. Then people responding have no idea where in the country that I'm from, so how can one sit back and guess that I'm from the northern area of the country.

06-25-2007, 11:17 PM
I worked with this dude, great cop, but he ran "his own game".
He is a man about town and a jack of all trades.

06-26-2007, 04:29 AM
The university does hire retired LEO's from other states but they should be certified LEO's through FL first. (cross-over academy and FL state LEO exam).

It would depend on what type of medical dissability you got that stopped you from working at your previous agency. You would have to meet our requirements all be them pretty basic. We do not have a set standard for physical fitness but you would have to be able to walk, run(not much though), shoot a pistol and shotgun, type on a computer, handcuff a suspect etc.

As far as I know we still have about 3 openings that we are looking to fill.

USFPD officers are in the Florida Retirement System. I don't think other state time transfers but I'm not really sure that that was what you meant.

The problem with this site is that anyone from anywhere can post replies. Not sure if the negatives were from USF officers. I hope not. Especially about such a basic question.

I have been at USF for many years and hopefully gave you a little insight.

06-26-2007, 11:23 AM
This guy has been asking the same question over and over on almost a dozen or so boards on LEO AFFAIRS. He has been told the answer again and again. Enough already with this guy!!!!!

07-03-2007, 11:54 PM
Sorry, our LDRT is full. We have more LEO on light duty at any given time than we do 10-8 on the street. I did, however, hear that there is an opening in records. Maybe you should apply there.

07-04-2007, 02:32 AM
I do not know why this is SO hard. The original question was can you still be appointed with a medical from another state, YES OR NO. If the answer is no, then it is no. I can not fathom why all the negative interjections are made? The other officer from the college said yes and still there are posters on here, with snide remarks?

07-04-2007, 02:47 AM
That last statement is not true. Whether you realize it or not, you will get older or have an inury someday in a career that spans 25 years. You should pray for good health. I know cops are supposed to be sub human and always be in shape, not get old, or not break down, but it will happen.

Something to think about; Maybe you will be lucky and have an office job where you can still do your job and not be affected by an injury. When I left USF a few years back, you were either promoted (which made up half of the entire department) or you were a patrolman.

If you do not get promoted or had no desire to get promoted (which is the only way to get a pay raise at USF, unless you are a favorite and get some kind of extra cash bonus during the year), youre basically at a dead end, and looked down upon.

They came up with a Master Patrol program, but it was basically accomplished by taking classes, thats it...No other requirements of job experience, FTO, time on the job (big factor), or acting shift commander. You'll see no patrol people with experience at this department, and to a new person that should be a red flag. If you sign on to a department that have no veterans in patrol, ask why? They wonder why the turn over rate is so high. Promoted people the ones they want to keep around are taken care of, the others, patrol peple, are considered a revolving door.

07-04-2007, 03:28 AM
Again, no offense intended. But, is it possible to be appointed? :?:

07-04-2007, 04:10 AM

07-04-2007, 05:58 PM
Like someone else here said, our injured/sick/lame team is overflowing so the answer is


07-05-2007, 03:55 PM
Hey guestwantingflorida

You have noted that some here post "snide" remarks about you. You have noted that there is opposition to you. SO WHY THE HELL DO YOU WANT TO BE THERE? Enough already!

Anyway did you apply to Tampa or HCSO? I bet you didnt!

You are to obvious. :devil:

07-05-2007, 04:47 PM
I would love to work in the academic type setting. But, I will apply and or work anywhere in the State of Florida.

07-06-2007, 02:38 AM

Now take the answer, and GO AWAY. Go work at Publix with the rest of disabled Florida.

07-06-2007, 05:16 AM

I MUST DO THIS FOR ME AND MY HONOR. ALL OTHERS, PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS ENDEAVOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :) :( :o :shock: :? 8) 8) :lol: :x :P :oops: :cry: :evil: :twisted: :roll: :wink: :arrow: :idea: :?: :!: :!: :!: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :oops:

07-06-2007, 07:49 PM

I MUST DO THIS FOR ME AND MY HONOR. ALL OTHERS, PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS ENDEAVOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :) :( :o :shock: :? 8) 8) :lol: :x :P :oops: :cry: :evil: :twisted: :roll: :wink: :arrow: :idea: :?: :!: :!: :!: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :oops:


I think you have some serious problems. You have been asking the same questions and have been told that you have to be able to perform as a full duty officer and work full shifts. You seem to now be losing it.

You have been told now please move on. your actions now are embarrassing

07-07-2007, 07:20 AM
NO, I will not leave. I do not care whom it embaresses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :x :shock: :D :!: :evil: :?: :twisted: :P :? :) :( :( 8) :oops: :roll: :idea: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :wink: :cry: :lol: :o

07-08-2007, 12:14 AM
Your an idiot, go back where you came and resume your law enforcement duties there and if you are disabled, for the safety of me and fellow law enforcement officers in Florida, go work at walmart.

07-08-2007, 09:41 PM
This idiot is on half the boards posting the same question. Apparently he has not applied to any Department yet. He just posts on LEOAFFAIRS to stir the pot. Just ignore this dope.

07-08-2007, 10:58 PM
Just apply. If they hire, ok. if not apply to another one. No harm and noe foul.

07-13-2007, 04:31 AM
Again, no offense intended. But, is it possible to be appointed? :?:
You haven't figured it out yet...In this state you aren't "appointed". You have to be certified by CJST. If you can't pass the PAT for the academy then you can't attend the academy. If you have physical problems which have given you a medical retirement, you won't pass the PAT. If you want to work on the non-sworn side of the department, go for it.