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Monday, November 27th, 2023 3:50 AM


Firstnet non sworn law enforcement

I signed up for first net as a non sworn law enforcement. We are state licensed for security.  Specifically we bid on government contracts for private security on public property. 

Ie the subway system in Chicago.  We literally have stopped (Edited per community guidelines)ual assaults, battery, robberies ect. 

We stop the act and call the police to meet at the next station.

Chicago does not have the funds for full time police to ride the EL all day.  

I sent a copy of the contract with my Illinois state license and was told we don't qualify.

A dog catchers high school kid gets first net but the people who stop (Edited per community guidelines)s don't. 

Please explain,  when I call the operator at first net agrees that I should get it but they can't help.

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ACE - Sage


117K Messages

5 months ago

Sarcasm noted.   Animal control officers are indeed officers, employed by the town and a uniformed police officer in most towns (they are in mine).   

Private security is not the same thing.   

Firstnet is a Government subsidized network.  They determined who is and who is not a first responder.  Complain to the fed

16 Messages

5 months ago

SheerID is the one who sets the verification qualifications. 

Chief dog catcher is a elected position in some towns. In Chicago I quote

"Chicago Animal Care and Control protects public safety and ensures the humane care of animals through sheltering, pet placement, education."

When a deer is hit, does the state police clean it up?

How about thier kid, in high school? 

How about the people the POLICE hire when they don't have the funds to pay union officers?

ACE - Sage


117K Messages

5 months ago

All of that's irrelevant. The federal government decides who qualifies and who doesn't not AT&T. Complain to the Fed

ACE - Expert


27.7K Messages

5 months ago

Again, you are screaming into the void.

The First Responder Network Authority, or the FirstNet Authority, is an independent agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) that oversees FirstNet, the nation’s communications network dedicated to emergency responders and the public safety community.

 FirstNet is controlled and authorized by the feds.  AT&T is just the provider of the service that is offered.  Write your Congressman.

Community Support


231.2K Messages

5 months ago

Hi @Bzpsoo! This is not the kind of experience we want you to have. Let's get the information that you require.

Thank you for the relevant information @ace.

We also recommended you to please reach out to our First Net Customer Care at 800-574-9000 as they will be able to look into further.

Hope the above info helps.

Thank you for contacting AT&T Community Forums.
Susan, AT&T Community Specialist

16 Messages

5 months ago

First net customer support said it was up to SheerId.

SheerID says it's up to Firstnet - At&t.

Did this 3x

I sent the Illinois representative  for firstnet a message, Paul Ebel. 

No response as of yet.

ACE - Expert


18K Messages

5 months ago

because it's up to SheerID, as Firstnet told you. Nothing to do with ATT

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5 months ago

SheerID said it was At&t.

I'm not looking who came first,  the chicken (At&t) or the egg (SheerID) 

I know the Rooster came first, just who is the Rooster? 

No it's not (Edited per community guidelines) Durban. (Congressman) I already asked him personally. 

At this point I'm wondering how to get a hold of Hunter Biden.


ACE - Expert


24.2K Messages

5 months ago

This is a public forum so it's frowned upon to use names of individuals (even if they gave their permission). As has been mentioned a couple of times, the Feds decide who is considered a First Responder. Here's the list, it's rather long:

Eligible to verify

You are eligible to verify as a first responder if your occupation is any of the following:

Emergency medical technicians

  • Emergency medical technician (EMT) - Basic, medium, or advanced
  • Flight nurse (Transport nurse)
  • Medical helicopter pilot
  • Mobile intensive care nurse
  • National Ski Patrol Member
  • Paramedic
  • Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse


  • Airport fire operations
  • Commissioner (Fire Dept.)
  • Engineer
  • Fire medical officer
  • Firefighter - career, volunteer, and retired (federal included)
  • Fire marshal
  • Helitack
  • Lieutenant
  • Past chief
  • Probationary
  • Supervisory forestry technician
  • Wildland firefighter/ prescribed fire burn manager

Law Enforcement Officers

  • Animal control officers who are credentialed as a LEO
  • Assistant chief officer
  • Auxiliary & reserve sheriff deputy or police officers
  • Bridge and tunnel officers
  • Chief officer
  • Conservation officers
  • Correctional supply officers
  • Corrections officers (at either government-run or private / for-profit institutions)
    • Emergency response team (ERT)
    • Inmate recovery team (IRT)
    • Quick response strike team (QRST)
    • Special emergency response team (SERT)
  • Courthouse security
  • Detention officers (at either government-run or private / for-profit institutions)
  • Family court officers
  • Fire marshals who are certified law enforcement officers
  • Fleet reserve
  • Game warden
  • Investigator (state or local)
  • Jailer (at either government-run or private / for-profit institutions)
  • Juvenile institutional officers (peace officer)
  • Metro transit police
  • Park rangers (state)
  • Parole officers
  • Patrol officer
  • Patrol deputy
  • Police officers (federal, state, and local; campus police) - active & retired
  • Pretrial services officers (and officer assistants)
  • Probation officers (and officer assistants)
  • Railroad police officers
  • School resource officers
  • Sheriff's deputy
  • State troopers
  • State police inspector
  • Tribal police
  • Wildlife officer

Federal law enforcement officers and agents

  • Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms (ATF) (All Employees)
  • Amtrak Police Department
  • Bureau of Prisons (BOP) (All Employees)
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) (All Employees)
  • Customs & Border Patrol (CBP)
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Defense (for example: Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), etc.)
  • Department of Fish and Gam
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Air Marshals
  • Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) 
  • Federal Protective Service
  • Transportation Security Administration Agent (with a red shield on their badge ONLY)
  • Department of Interior
  • US Park Police
  • US Park Rangers
  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Department of State
  • Department of the Treasury
  • District Attorney
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) (All Employees)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) (All Employees)
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • SSA Assistant Special Agent
  • US Marshals Service
  • US Postal Inspectors (Postal Inspectors & Criminal Investigators)
  • US Secret Service

911 Dispatchers (for select offers only)

  • Fire communications officer
  • Police or EMS dispatcher
  • Police compliant officer (911 dispatcher)
  • Police service representative (LAPD only)
  • Public safety telecommunicator (PST)

Not eligible does not verify the following occupational titles as First Responders:

  • Advocate coordinator
  • Ambulance driver (can qualify only if they can also document being an EMT or paramedic)
  • Animal control officer (not credentialed as a LEO)
  • Animal services officer
  • Assistant superintendent
  • CERT team member (Community Emergency Response Team)
  • Chaplain
  • Correctional food service supervisor
  • Civilian deputy
  • Civilian employee (staff, employees, secretaries, administrative assistants, etc.)
  • Classification officer
  • Code enforcement officer
  • Community outreach specialist
  • Community service aide
  • Coroner
  • Corrections staff (civilian employees)
  • Court bailiff
  • Court services officer
  • Crime lab analyst
  • Crime scene analyst/technician
  • Crisis intervention specialist
  • Custody specialist
  • Department of agriculture
  • Deputy clerk
  • Detention technician and communications officer
  • Emergency management volunteer
  • Emergency medical responder (EMR)
  • Emergency medical services (EMS)
  • FEMA
  • Fire Corps volunteer
  • Forensic services
  • Highway worker / road patrol
  • Laboratory / evidence tech
  • Medic
  • Medical examiner
  • Medical professional (doctor, nurse, pharmacy technician, etc.)
  • Ocean lifeguard
  • Parking enforcement officer
  • Police service technician
  • Peace Corps
  • Police badge (no name)
  • Police reserves (volunteer)
  • Police recruit
  • Recreation specialist
  • Sanitation worker
  • Search and rescue team member
  • Security officer
  • Ski patrol (unless licensed as an EMT)
  • Traffic officer
  • Transportation security officer for TSA
  • Trial court officer
  • Victims witness assistant

16 Messages

5 months ago

What does ID.ME have to do with SheerID or At&t. I'm not in New Jersey or Kentucky.and I'm not looking for discounts on medication.

Per website. 

The name I gave is on the website for the state of Illinois. 

I didn't give the name or home phone number of the president of SheerID,  even though I have it.

Please explain Non- sworn law enforcement. 

It's a option when signing up on the Firstnet website. 

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