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Just wondering if anyone here is a police officer...I know it's not a very common occupation for someone with SA, but there's probably a few of them.

My grandfather is insisting that I take the State Police exam, but I really don't think I'm up for it, although it's not until early spring. I'm worried about the physical exam (I'm 6'4" and only 170lbs), about the psychological exam (obviously) and I'm worried about the polygraph (I've done a few illegals in my time).

He's not saying I have to the Academy or anything, he just wants me to take the exam "to keep my options open". Any input would be appreciated.
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I work in Mental Health where we have to intervene with loud, intoxicated, and assaultive people.We have to search people, set limits with them, restrain them etc.There are Police Officers with different personalities, as well as in my line of work....Some are gung ho, control freaks, on power trips etc., while others are quiet, accommodating etc.The job isn't the person....There are lots of politicians, celebrities, entertainers etc. who are extremely gregarious on stage but quiet and uncomfortable in person.
The job or role is just a facade that they don in public....
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