Privacy reasons? You can't say your job title because of privacy reasons? Posting on the internet with nobody who knows you and you are worried about privacy as a TSA employee? Wonder if I should be here with thousands of post and working undercover for federal crimes..... :rolleyes:
Originally Posted by standstills
Thanks for clarifying:
First off, we dont only look at people who looks nervous that is what most cops does.
1) You are a BDO
2) Cops do not "mostly" look at people who are nervous.
Isn't this what CBP does does? They are those folks in blue with guns? BDO's don't handle travel docs that much. Their job is BEHAVIOR indicators. I am well aware of what a BDO does. MY NYPD partner retired after 22 years and is doing this job here in NY.
We look for over 50 different behavioral cues that would suggest the person is undergoing some psychological or physiclogical reactions within their body that would cause that person to emit one of thes behavior cues. That is what we look for. sometimes i would have more than one person and its all about who raise my suspcison more. Normally it is sometimes just a person ready to go home, but soemtimes it involves ppl who have fradulent travel documents or have excessive currency, which would involve other Federal LE's to get involve. BDOs do have document training and skills to tell a real ID from a fake id or if the BDO is really good able to tell if someone is lying within 5 mins of talking with them.
That is a big assumption. Most LEO's are familiar with these docs. Even cops in small town USA. Most are trained and most have a book from a company who has pics and info on each one.
Some cops are only good at identifying id's from their state only. I have seen every id from all 50 states and passports from countries people dont even know exist or ever heard of.
The job is important and requires an eye for detail with a ton of patience. But lets not make it out to be rocket science or something a street cop does not do every day as a small part of their routine, or for the locale, something that CBP does not do every minute of their day.
But there is one thing cops are much better at, well, two: grammar and spelling.
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