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Hello I Am Wanting To Become A Pa State Trooper But I Recently Had A Lower Leg Hernia Repair Am I

Becoming a PA State Trooper?

The only academy that you have to attend if you want to become a Pennsylvania State Trooper is the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. You do not need any experience to be hired by the Pennsylvania State Police. You might be able to get an internship with the Pennsylvania State Police. If not, try to get an internship with a local police department. You are making a good decision by going to college and getting a 4 year degree. Get the highest grade point average that you can. Criminal justice might be a good choice for you. However, many people would suggest choosing a different major. There are many good majors for police officers. Accounting, communications, computer science/information technology, a foreign language, forensic science, and psychology are some examples. There are many things that you can do to increase your chances of becoming a police officer. Don't do anything illegal. Maintain a good reputation. Keep a good driving record. Don't get bad credit. Become as physically fit as you can. Become the best writer that you can. Practice to improve your grammar, spelling, and vocabulary skills. Practice to improve your observation and memory skills. Best of luck!

I am considering becoming a state trooper, what are the pros/cons?

Well as a Trooper, you usually have the chance of a snappy uniform and many people feel that State Troopers are like the Marines of law enforcement. So I guess that is a pro. You generally wont deal with all areas of police work so you wont get as much of the nitty gritty "cops" type stuff. Troopers usually do highway traffic so you would be doing a lot of tickets and car crashes.

You may find after a dozen or so fatal crashes, that part of the job just isn't as much fun anymore. You'd find that true with anything fatal in all police or fire work ( or ambulance)

Troopers usually do not have any backup close by since they tend to have a large patrol zone. So in that respect, you could find yourself in some real trouble with no one around to help. Most Troopers, usually get to know local Police and there are many times when local police back up State Police and vice versa. This is what were supposed to do.

State Police probably also get higher starting pay.

So, for more overall experience in a shorter time, be a city Policeman. For higher pay and being basically a traffic cop ( I say this without being smart since it is what Troopers generally do) become a Trooper. You get to know officers from either side anyhow and sometime guys do switch over from one department to another.

Has anyone ever recovered from a herniated disc and if so, how?

The short answer is yes, and naturally and most of them within a year.The majority of patients suffering from a radiculopathy caused by a herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP) heal spontaneously without surgery or chemonucleolysis. - The natural history of lumbar disc herniation and radiculopathy.  No one wants to wait a year, and some treatments have been shown to be effective in reducing the healing time. The big problem with disc herniation is that often the pain is too severe to receive treatment.  So, the initial goal is to reduce pain enough to be able to get treatment. This is usually where drugs come in. In theory, if you take pain pills long enough your body should be able to recover. This doesn't always work, but the sooner you can get up and moving around the better the prognosis is going to be, even though there is severe pain. The different treatments include, medication, exercise, physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, and surgery. Each of these have their own limitations and  risks. I can go over chiropractic, but all of them have the same goal, to allow the disc to reabsorb. They do this by either taking pressure off physically or chemically or masking the symptoms long enough for your body to heal on its own. Chiropractic takes that pressure off physically using adjustments or decompression, and manages the pain with things like ice, heat, e-stim, massage, topical supplements, etc... Success rates with chiropractic treatment for herniated discs range, depending on the study, from about 55% effective to 90%. If the treatment is not effective then they should refer you up the conservative chain of treatment where you might eventually end up requiring surgery, but the majority of patients receive improvement in this condition with chiropractic care. Here is some more information on the topic:My own prior article on this topicChiropractic Treatment for a Herniated Disc http://www.jmptonline.org/articl...

Has anyone ever recovered from a herniated disc and if so, how?

The short answer is yes, and naturally and most of them within a year.The majority of patients suffering from a radiculopathy caused by a herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP) heal spontaneously without surgery or chemonucleolysis. - The natural history of lumbar disc herniation and radiculopathy.  No one wants to wait a year, and some treatments have been shown to be effective in reducing the healing time. The big problem with disc herniation is that often the pain is too severe to receive treatment.  So, the initial goal is to reduce pain enough to be able to get treatment. This is usually where drugs come in. In theory, if you take pain pills long enough your body should be able to recover. This doesn't always work, but the sooner you can get up and moving around the better the prognosis is going to be, even though there is severe pain. The different treatments include, medication, exercise, physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, and surgery. Each of these have their own limitations and  risks. I can go over chiropractic, but all of them have the same goal, to allow the disc to reabsorb. They do this by either taking pressure off physically or chemically or masking the symptoms long enough for your body to heal on its own. Chiropractic takes that pressure off physically using adjustments or decompression, and manages the pain with things like ice, heat, e-stim, massage, topical supplements, etc... Success rates with chiropractic treatment for herniated discs range, depending on the study, from about 55% effective to 90%. If the treatment is not effective then they should refer you up the conservative chain of treatment where you might eventually end up requiring surgery, but the majority of patients receive improvement in this condition with chiropractic care. Here is some more information on the topic:My own prior article on this topicChiropractic Treatment for a Herniated Disc http://www.jmptonline.org/articl...

I want to become a girl, but i'm a boy :(?

I have always wanted to be a girl, at least that is since puberty. But before Puberty, I, in common with all other lads of my age we were glad that we were not girls, as we considered them to be rather weak silly giggly creatures.

But after puberty, for me at least there was a complete reversal, I found that I desperately wanted to be a girl, I was bitterly disappointed that I had not been born female. What had I done wrong ? Was I being punished for something done in a previous life ?

There were a number of reasons why I wanted to be a girl.

1. They are much more attractive than boys.

2. They have lovely smooth skin.

3. They have beautiful hair.

4. Their complete overall body shape is far superior to ours.

5. Their clothing is far better than ours.

My number 1 fantasy was to wake up in the morning, and find that in the night my body had changed into that of silky smooth girl’s body, and that I could now wear female clothing. I would have two lovely firm well rounded breasts, and down below I would have two smooth lips, instead of that male appendage hanging down between my legs.

In fact I would rather like the newfound need to have to sit down on the loo in order to relieve a full bladder.

This last requirement reminds me that at an early age I discovered my submissive nature. In fact whenever I saw an attractive teenage girl, every fibre of my being cried out, “Beat me, please beat me”.

For some strange reason I cannot explain I wanted so much to suffer at the hands of the sex I so much wanted to be.

What is some interesting internal police lingo?

NIF- Records check response = Not In File (as in, "He's NIF") and the inclusive "NIF WW"  Not in File. No Wants or WarrantsRick Bruno listed UTL and GOA separately but they can be combined as well to say UTLGOA (pronounced You-Till Go Ah)The 10 code is also often truncated to simply the relevant suffix such as:"I'm on a 19" -10-19 meaning 'return to the station'"21 the xxx" -10-21 being to telephone someone"I'm 23"/"I'm 24"  -Arrived at the scene/Leaving the sceneThere is one item of lingo that I only heard one cop use and that was many years ago---"I have a load of coal westbound on Main St." -which was his way of saying a carload of black people was driving through town.Needless to say, he was ostracized for doing so and quickly gave up the practice of making such announcements.I once chased a stolen car into a neighboring city where the chase ended in a bad neighborhood and we were facing an angry group of bystanders who did not appreciate our presence as we waited for a tow truck.  A couple of local cops showed up and one of them said to me, "Why don't we have a change of venue", which was his subtle of way of suggesting we move the car a block away to a quieter parking lot.The dispatchers also displayed what was to me an odd (and potentially dangerous) communication technique which was to respond to a records check by providing the subject's address and driving record information and then mentioning that the subject had a warrant-as if they were saving the best for last.  Apparently this is how they were all trained and my argument that the warrant information was the most critical item to be transmitted and should be given first did little to alter their mindset or the instruction by their trainers.

I'm English, Can I Become A Police Officer in the US?

If you want to be a Police Officer just because you can carry a firearm, you may be better off staying in the UK. If you're past the "obsession" with firearms and have an honest desire to become a Police Officer for other reasons it can be done.

I know two former UK citizens that emigrated when the were young and became naturalized US citizens and became Police Officers in my area.

Part of it is where you choose to study. To become a Police Officer in the US, you'd have a better chance completing your University level education in the US rather than in the UK.

Working for any Security company isn't the best option for becoming a Police Officer. There are a lot of crap companies that can put you in dangerous situations with little or no training on how to deal with them. This opens you up to liabilities that could ruin your chances to become a Police Officer. But working for a reputable Security organization is an excellent way to develop necessary skills in dealing with people professionally in stressful situations and service situations.

If you attend University in the US there will be many resources available to you to line up suitable employment geared towards Law Enforcement until you are granted US citizenship. After that, it's simply a matter of applying and successfully completing the hiring process.

Good Luck!

Are there any Quora users who vividly remember the segregated South? If so, what are your most memorable recollections?

I remember the black child walking across the corner of our rural schoolhouse in 1954. Our 4th grade teacher told us all to go “run that n***er kid off our property”,The kid was maybe 6 and had apparently been sent to the corner grocery store to get a loaf of bread. Our entire class of 4th graders ran furiously and loudly out the door, picking up and throwing rocks at the terrified child. I remember the ruined loaf of Merita sandwich bread. slices scattered all over the dirt as the kid ran screaming down the road. I saw it was the same kind of bread I ate.Like James, I was the son of a career Naval Officer and lived half my youth on military bases around the world where the only segregation was between officers and enlisted men. One of my best friends was black, and her Dad was an Army Brigadier General, Chief Surgeon of the hospital. White and Colored drinking fountains were peculiar to me, and I frequently got in fights at school because I was outspoken about the stupidity of segregation.Later, in 1957, I rode a “Bluebird” bus to high school in Birmingham. At that time, black people had to fill seats from the rear, white people from the front. If the bus was full and a white person came on, the black people closest to the last white row had to get up and stand. This day, it was raining and by the time the bus picked me up, there was only one white seat left on one side and it had a large black woman sitting in the window seat. She was wearing a maids uniform and I knew those ladies were working all day and sometimes standing all the way home, over 20 miles of stop and go. I saw her trying to get up to vacate the seat (we were not allowed to sit in the same seat ) and told her to stay. I then sat down next to her with my feet in the aisle, thinking that was ok. The driver violently stopped a few blocks away, came back and angrily grabbed the back of my coat collar and dragged me to the front door. I had my school books with me under one arm. The driver forced me out of the bus door and as I tried to walk down the steps, he put his foot in my back and gave me a shove, I fell face first into the water filled gutter. All my school books were scattered and wet, I had to buy all my own school books , and they were very expensive for my grandparents who weren't well off. I had not heard of Rosa Parks.