Career change!

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    Career change!

    I haven't been online much to post lately. Things have been crazy helping the wife get her Masters in Nursing completed (graduated May 10th WOOHOO), mostly keeping up with the bills, housework, yard work, and the (now) 5 year old.
    I've also been busy with myself. Back in March I posted in the LEO/Military section about my reflections during a ride-along with a buddy of mine thats with the PD here.
    Well, that just stirred up my desire again to go into LE, and I prayed that if thats where I'm supposed to go that I'd be led that direction.
    Well, 2 days after the ride my buddy informed me they were testing at the end of March since they were changing their academy processes. I tested and made an 89 on the civil service exam, breezed through the physical agility test/mile run. Its been a long 2 months of paperwork, background checks, board interview, polygraph, psych evaluations, physical tests, etc.
    I'm pleased to announce that I was notified this week that I was selected to attend the academy starting June 5th. I'm going to be a cop!
    I look forward to serving my community, helping people that are unable to help themselves, and doing my part to make our community a better place.
    I'll certainly share my experiences and insights on our forum.
    I also get to add some things to my collection
    (already shown the list to the wife)
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    Congratulations! And good for you for wanting to help your community.

    Best of luck. Stay safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Zaria View Post
    Congratulations! And good for you for wanting to help your community.

    Best of luck. Stay safe.

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    +1 congrats
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    Welcome back, Luck to you, and be careful out there!
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    Congratulations!
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    Don't let them break you...the public, that is. Remember the feeling you have right now and don't loose it. You will see the best and worst in people. Mostly the later. Best day at work is coming home...alive. Be careful out there.

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    Congrats to the wife!!! and to you!!!!

    What where you doing before you decided to become a cop?

    I'm in manufacturing and can not emagine the stress of being a police officer.

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    Thumbs up

    to you!!

    to your wife!!

    Once you become an LEO, remember:

    1) Your most important job, what makes for a good day, etc -- i.e., that you come off the shift in as good shape/health as you went on it.

    2) Leave "it" at work.

    3) There will be days that you "earn" your pay, and that there will be days you "deserve" your pay.

    4) You're not responsible for the rest of the justice system (the deal makers, the courts and all their officers, the parole system, etc) You make the best case that you can with what you have to work with and go home know you did your part right.

    Again to both of you!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crankinNM View Post
    Congrats to the wife!!! and to you!!!!

    What where you doing before you decided to become a cop?

    I'm in manufacturing and can not emagine the stress of being a police officer.
    Well, I was a Music Education major in college my first time around. I hit a point that I wasn't happy with that and went to work for a local manufacturer and after a year and a half I was in the front office doing sales/invoicing, and that turned into running the computer system. I've been working in Information Technology since 1999, got my degree in Networking Technology, was the Network and Telecom Manager at the plant, got caught in a layoff 2 years ago, been working for a local computer tech support company since then. The time seemed right and my interest was peaked again (almost applied to DPS in 1995). Everything fell into place. Just like the song, I said Jesus take the wheel.
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    thanks to all, I've received a lot of good advice from friends and family currently in LE.
    I look forward to December.
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    Congratulations, and thank you for your public-safety service!

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    Congratulations and good luck at the academy.
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    Double congrats...to you and the wife!

    ...and remember how to treat 'respectful' CCW'ers...
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    Congratulations! Having the opportunity to do what you want to do, or like to do for a living is about 75% of being totally happy. Most working Americans never get that opportunity. We know you'll make the best of it, and give it at least 100%. Sounds like you're good to go. God bless you and your family.

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