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Old 01-20-2013, 10:50 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Might have better luck renting a Duplex or townhome, owners might be more reasonable than apartment managers.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:53 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Is it important that they know his occupation...??
Why not just call and ask if they allow GSDs?
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:59 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I've heard of some rental properties that give financial breaks to police officers because the owners/agents believe that a police car parked out front helps deter crime. Never heard of a policeman getting a financial break just because he/she owned a dog but who know???
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I do not believe that is allowed. If they accept a discount that could be seen as bribery.
The apt. owner may want a police officer over a regular joe but if they actually give a discount, that's a problem.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Not to derail the thread, but if its a pet dog why would it matter if your BF is a police officer? I would be pretty upset if I applied for housing in an open market at the same time as your BF under the same situations but received a different response just because o his occupation.
If they are worried about the bite work, it may even e advantageous for you to not tell them
That he is a police officer so they don't make the association to a k9.

Apartments give generous discounts to police officers to stay there. Some only give a 75$ concession a month, but I have a friend who is staying at an apartment in San Marcos for 650/month when the original price was 925/month.

He will be driving the police car home, so this is thought of as a 'deterrent' to apartment complexes.

The reason we mentioned he is a police officer is because if they do not already have a police officer staying there, they will be eager for him to move-in and if their breed restrictions allow them to bend, some will do so.

There is nothing unethical about mentioning he is a police officer and wants to move in, while also stating that he has a pet German Shepherd.

We are hoping the "pro" outweighs the "cons".

Every job has its perks.
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I do not believe that is allowed. If they accept a discount that could be seen as bribery.
The apt. owner may want a police officer over a regular joe but if they actually give a discount, that's a problem.
Apartments have the right to "change their prices at any given time". This means higher or lower. It is to their advantage to have an officer stay at the apartment, so they offer discounts.

In Texas, there is still a mostly kind and thankful attitude towards police officers. Movie theatres, restaurants, and even bars will see his shaved head and say "Are you military or law enforcement?" then practically force him to take a discount.
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That hardly seems ethical.
If it's found out they get discounts and accept those, that's bribery and the officer would not feel like he/she could write a ticket to the landlord.
And that's just the tip of the iceburg...!?

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In Texas, there is still a mostly kind and thankful attitude towards police officers.
As the wife of a paramedic I'm aware of gratitude and "discounts", but if cops take those discounts, that's completely unethical and could be seen as bribery.

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You have no idea what you are talking about.

The apartments here give discounts to the following:

Police Officers 3%+
Government Workers 3%
Military Veterans 3%
Their own employees 3%+

You often make posts regarding ethics and various laws. Are you a lawyer? Did you even go to college? You are misusing the word ethics, because ethics refers to your personal standards, not that of society. When you say "was this ethical", everyone's answer will be different. However, if you use the word "legal", the answer is yes, it is completely legal. Your personal opinion of the subject does not matter. I know it is legal, and to me it is completely ethical

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Old 01-20-2013, 12:22 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Well he's pretty lucky down there, because that doesn't happen up here in CT .

I honestly have never heard of landlords giving discounts to LE officers(military yes and we have alot of military in my area) tho I'm sure they can if they wish to for their own reasons.
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That hardly seems ethical.
If it's found out they get discounts and accept those, that's bribery and the officer would not feel like he/she could write a ticket to the landlord.
And that's just the tip of the iceburg...!?


As the wife of a paramedic I'm aware of gratitude and "discounts", but if cops take those discounts, that's completely unethical and could be seen as bribery.

It's not considered 'bribery' it's considered a 'gratuity'. A police officer doesn't clock out at the end of his shift. He is required to react to whenever he/she witnesses a law being broken. The theory is that having a police officer live 'next store' a thug will take his thug-ery elsewhere.

Whereas this might seem like a great deal to those of us who aren't in law enforcement and perhaps unfair, the officer can (and will) have folks knock on his/her door 24/7 expecting him/her to put on their super hero cape and jump into duty.
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