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  • #31
    Abbott Northwestern. He is a boss, not a line officer. Their officer pay should be on par with HCMC since they see the same types of action. I see that North Memorial is currently hiring as well. I thought their pay topped out higher, but I could be wrong.

    Regions Hospital doesn't really pay that well at all compared to other in-house operations. I interviewed a guy for my last opening and he was only making $15.40 after a few years there.

    Hospital security really takes a special breed, I did it for 4 years and enjoyed it. But what is fun in your early 20's doesn't always hold the same appeal in your 30's.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by CorpSec View Post
      Abbott Northwestern. He is a boss, not a line officer. Their officer pay should be on par with HCMC since they see the same types of action. I see that North Memorial is currently hiring as well. I thought their pay topped out higher, but I could be wrong.

      Regions Hospital doesn't really pay that well at all compared to other in-house operations. I interviewed a guy for my last opening and he was only making $15.40 after a few years there.

      Hospital security really takes a special breed, I did it for 4 years and enjoyed it. But what is fun in your early 20's doesn't always hold the same appeal in your 30's.
      We have a few of our guys that work part time at Abbott, they do see some of the same stuff that we do but they usually send it to us. The reason is that they are a level 3 trauma center and are not equiped or staffed to recieve the same level of trauma as us (we're level 1). They are in a very bad part of town but they have enough officers on duty at a time to keep the place really secure, and now they have Taser's (before us! ). In 2005, we saw 224 gunshot victims. 80% were gang or drug related, and of that 80%, 70% were dumped at our front or back door because they either forgot the number for 911 or the couldn't find the 11 button on their phone. You should ask your friend what their current "calls for service" stats are at this point in the year. I'm not sure about our supervisors, but line staff here are at about 2,100+ calls for service so far this year each, which puts us at about 63,000 calls for service as a department this year in only 6 months! That's everything from an escort to a vehicle, restraints, arrests, trespassings, etc...
      Last edited by sgtnewby; 06-03-2007, 01:02 AM.
      Apparently a HUGE cop wannabe...

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      • #33
        I was talking to one of my officers, a recently retired HCSO deputy, about HCMC. He seemed in favor of it becoming a police department and said that around 30 years ago, the security there was provided by sworn deputies. The deputies also secured the gov't center but got kicked out due to politics.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by CorpSec View Post
          I was talking to one of my officers, a recently retired HCSO deputy, about HCMC. He seemed in favor of it becoming a police department and said that around 30 years ago, the security there was provided by sworn deputies. The deputies also secured the gov't center but got kicked out due to politics.
          I think politics is what happened here. Deputies still work all county government buildings aside from here. I know we have had guys that started here as security in 1978, the yaer I was born! And, actually, a higher up MPD officer (LT.) came and gave a discussion on how we can go about becoming a licensed PD. It'll take years though, if it happens at all...
          Apparently a HUGE cop wannabe...

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