First Post

Hey everyone, this being the first post, I guess I should share with you a little bit about myself.  I chose this time to start my blog because I want to let people know what the inside life is of a newer officer trying to figure out the job and home life. 

I grew up in a small town with no law enforcement in my family. With that said I’ve had a desire to become a police officer since freshman year of high school. I have always had the mentality of becoming a police officer; hard-working, driven, and passionate about helping people. Besides that I’ve also grown accustomed to being fit and healthy.

I went to college for criminal justice and started my masters degree in criminal justice administration. During that time I applied to jobs and was hired by a law enforcement agency.  I put my graduate studies on hold and went through the academy. Now with life happening, it’s a struggle to handle work, school, and family life. 

Being a police officer is definitely a hard career path to get into. I kept my nose clean all through my childhood; some say I was “boring” or not “spontaneous”. What I was doing though, was striving for excellence to become a law enforcement officer. 

For those out there that are trying to become the first police officer in their family it will be tough. They were not understand why you’re trying to do what you’re doing, or what the day to day of a police officer really is: stay tuned for that upcoming post!

The future blog posts will cover my  time in field training, becoming an officer when you are the first in your family, and various other situations that come up.

If you have any questions, feel free to  contact me and maybe that will be the next post!

-M. 

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