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Forum: Job Openings 12-05-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 1,494
Posted By Bksfld A11
Bakersfield, CA Police Department seeks new ACO

Well, the Bakersfield Police Department is now looking for a new, full time/permanent Animal Control Officer. If anyone is interested, feel free to email me at bkitchen@bakersfieldpd.us, and I'll do...
Forum: Ask the ACO 07-08-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,847
Posted By Bksfld A11
I bought one when I first got hired, and found it...

I bought one when I first got hired, and found it never did any good. I subsequently lost it.
Forum: General Chat 06-23-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 2,320
Posted By Bksfld A11
Also, check out Bakersfield, CA. They've been...

Also, check out Bakersfield, CA. They've been hiring a lot of Temps lately, but it seems they could use a permanent staffer that knows the ropes.

Bakersfield City works out of the PD, but does not...
Forum: General Chat 04-16-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 4,436
Posted By Bksfld A11
Mine used to be my snare pole, but since Sarge...

Mine used to be my snare pole, but since Sarge said I can't use it anymore because "that's not MY job", now it's my pepperspray.

:)
Forum: Ask the ACO 01-30-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 5,579
Posted By Bksfld A11
Looking back, I did some really stupid things...

Looking back, I did some really stupid things behind the wheel for a few priority calls that could have gotten me killed. It's probably a good thing that the ambers were all I had.
Forum: Ask the ACO 01-28-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 6,262
Posted By Bksfld A11
I helped one of my fellow ACO's out yesterday...

I helped one of my fellow ACO's out yesterday with an injured that was DOA by the time she got there.... I'm no longer in animal control at my police department as I was transferred over to the...
Forum: General Chat 01-13-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,936
Posted By Bksfld A11
Our system sucked. The RP would sign the...

Our system sucked. The RP would sign the citation, as well as the officer issuing it. If the violator wanted to contest it, it would go to traffic court, but for some reason, only the violator and...
Forum: Ask the ACO 01-02-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 6,236
Posted By Bksfld A11
4.6 (281ci), actually. ;)

4.6 (281ci), actually. ;)
Forum: Ask the ACO 12-29-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 4,701
Posted By Bksfld A11
More often than not, ACO's make pretty damned...

More often than not, ACO's make pretty damned good carpenters, too. :)
Forum: Ask the ACO 12-25-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 7,007
Posted By Bksfld A11
I'm glad you asked! A PST (called a Community...

I'm glad you asked!

A PST (called a Community Service Officer in some jurisdictions) responds to all of the non-criminal calls for service that don't require an armed, sworn officer. For the most...
Forum: Ask the ACO 12-24-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 4,818
Posted By Bksfld A11
Compton, CA We carry a Glock 22 .40 caliber, a...

Compton, CA

We carry a Glock 22 .40 caliber, a Colt AR-15, and a Remington 870 12 gauge.

:)
Forum: Ask the ACO 12-23-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 2,231
Posted By Bksfld A11
Good work! For the most part, your essays were...

Good work!

For the most part, your essays were very detailed and pretty accurate. If you have any questions, feel free to post 'em and I'm sure one of us will be glad to answer.

Good luck!
Forum: Ask the ACO 12-23-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 7,007
Posted By Bksfld A11
Anyone else working Christmas Eve?

My last shift in Animal Control is Christmas Eve, 1100-2100.

Tell me... what the heck is an ACO going to do on the night of Christmas Eve? My secretary suggested possibly doing "routine license...
Forum: Ask the ACO 12-23-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 6,236
Posted By Bksfld A11
About halfway through my field training process,...

About halfway through my field training process, we finally got the same Panasonic Toughbooks that our Police Department's officers use. We're linked to the communications center via Versadex, and...
Forum: Ask the ACO 12-21-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 6,262
Posted By Bksfld A11
Actually he stays very busy, picks up around 180...

Actually he stays very busy, picks up around 180 DOA's a month but he doesn't do just roadkill. We charge $10.00 to remove a dead animal from private property as well, so we re-coop a little bit. He...
Forum: Ask the ACO 12-20-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 4,701
Posted By Bksfld A11
I personally love being called the "Animal...

I personally love being called the "Animal Patrol."

...gah. That just sounds retarded.
Forum: Ask the ACO 12-20-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 6,262
Posted By Bksfld A11
Re: Need a Name

A whole county is going to devote an employee to ONLY work DOA's? Wow... seems like a lot of wasted fuel, if you ask me.

I kind of like Animal Carcass Technician, myself though...
Forum: Ask the ACO 12-15-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 6,339
Posted By Bksfld A11
$80 a night on call, 2 hours of pay per call. We...

$80 a night on call, 2 hours of pay per call. We have seven ACO's right now, so everybody's on call once a week. Works out well... a lot of people have paid their mortgages and new cars off with just...
Forum: Ask the ACO 12-14-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 4,818
Posted By Bksfld A11
Bakersfield, CA - ASP, OC Spray, Taser.

Bakersfield, CA - ASP, OC Spray, Taser.
Forum: Ask the ACO 12-12-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 5,579
Posted By Bksfld A11
Per the California Vehicle Code relating to ACO...

Per the California Vehicle Code relating to ACO vehicles, I've only got the amber strobes and the arrow stick on my truck. I've had several calls of cruelty in progress, but I can only go the speed...
Forum: Ask the ACO 12-07-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 6,523
Posted By Bksfld A11
Now, for you guys... I imagine the ticket for the...

Now, for you guys... I imagine the ticket for the dog license is a fine? For us, it's correctable. You get the license, prove you paid for it, and it's signed off with no fine, save for a 10 dollar...
Forum: In the News 12-06-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,729
Posted By Bksfld A11
So I guess now we all know... tasers work on...

So I guess now we all know... tasers work on snakes. Sweet!
Forum: In the News 12-06-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 2,143
Posted By Bksfld A11
That is the funniest thing a reverend has ever...

That is the funniest thing a reverend has ever said.
Forum: Ask the ACO 12-06-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 6,523
Posted By Bksfld A11
Absolutely. My own mother is disappointed in me...

Absolutely. My own mother is disappointed in me because of all of the citations I issue (sometimes 6 or so a weekend... aint that many), but we all work to enforce laws. These laws will not be...
Forum: Ask the ACO 12-06-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 6,523
Posted By Bksfld A11
Not as bad as the guy my FTO told me about......

Not as bad as the guy my FTO told me about... found a dog in the middle of the street that was DOA, but had tags with an adress on 'em. Brought the dog back to the owner and cited for RAL.

Now THAT...
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